South Africa veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir has overtaken Allan Donald’s World Cup tally of wickets. Tahir took two wickets against Pakistan in the ongoing 30th match of the tournament. Thus, the experienced leg-spinner now has 38 wickets in the World Cup events. Tahir had made his World Cup debut in 2011 against West Indies and had scalped four wickets. The leggie has taken 38 wickets in the 20 World Cup matches he has thus far played.
On the other hand, Allan Donald had snared 37 wickets in the World Cup in the 25 matches he had played. Donald had bowled with an impressive average of 24.02 and gave his runs at an economy rate of 4.17. The White Lightning went on to play in four World Cups for South Africa.
Meanwhile, Imran Tahir has bowled with an impressive average of 18.89 and economy rate of 4.33 in World Cup matches. Thus, he has been Proteas best bowler in the World Cup events. Tahir is playing his third and last World Cup for the Rainbow nation
Tahir has been right on the money in the ongoing World Cup as he has taken 10 wickets in the seven matches he has played. Hence, he would like to continue his good form going in the swansong event. Tahir is still going strong at the age of 40 years and he is an inspiration for all the young players.
On the other hand, South Africa is all but knocked out of the tourney. Faf du Plessis-led side have won a solitary match out of the six they have played in the tournament. They have lost four matches whereas one match ended in no result against West Indies.
South Africa will play their next match against Sri Lanka at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on 28th June.