RPS rope in Imran Tahir as alternative for Mitchell Marsh

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Rising Pune Supergiant have roped in South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir as a alternative for Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for the upcoming tenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Marsh, who was one of many 5 abroad gamers retained by Supergiant, picked up a shoulder damage throughout the Test collection in opposition to India. After returning halfway from the India tour, the 25-year-old underwent a reconstructive surgical procedure that might preserve him on the sidelines for near 9 months. Marsh additionally performed solely three matches for Supergiant final season earlier than returning house attributable to a facet pressure.

Tahir, the 37-year-old Pakistan-born leg-spinner, was picked up by Delhi Daredevils forward of IPL 2014 and represented the franchise in 20 matches throughout three seasons, selecting up 29 wickets at a median of 21.48.

He was, nevertheless, launched by Daredevils final 12 months and located no takers throughout the public sale on February 20 in Bengaluru, regardless of a comparatively low base worth of INR 50 Lakh. Pune determined to usher in Tahir, whose providers had been obtainable as he was a part of the registered obtainable participant pool record.

“Imran Tahir who was unsold within the 2017 VIVO IPL Player Public sale is from the registered obtainable participant pool record (RAPP record). As per the participant rules, RPS is allowed the alternative participant from the RAPP record,” acknowledged a BCCI media launch on Thursday (March 23).

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