The Melbourne Renegades have made two abroad signings, securing veteran South Africa spinner Imran Tahir and promising Afghan teenager Noor Ahmad forward of the tenth version of the Large Bash League (BBL).
Tahir brings greater than 300 T20 matches of expertise to the Renegades and will likely be out there for matches after Christmas, the membership acknowledged on its web site. His absence in pre-Christmas fixtures will likely be stuffed by left-arm wrist spinner Ahmad.
“Imran Tahir has excelled within the T20 format proper the world over and he’ll present one other real wicket-taking menace,” Renegades coach Michael Klinger stated.
“We have been monitoring Noor Ahmad intently for greater than a 12 months now and though he is within the early levels of his profession, he is an thrilling prospect and he has just a few tips that’ll make life tough for batsmen,” he added.
Tahir is taking part in with the Chennai Tremendous Kings within the Indian Premier League and was the competitors’s main wicket taker final 12 months.
“I’ve watched the Large Bash from afar have admired how aggressive it’s,” the leg-spinner stated. “I am trying ahead to becoming a member of my new Renegades teammates and dealing laborious with them to provide a profitable season.”
With the signing of Mohammad Nabi confirmed this week and the Noor/Tahir mixture additionally secured, the Renegades have one worldwide spot remaining on the roster following Cricket Australia’s announcement which allows every membership to signal a 3rd worldwide participant.
Noor earned a contract within the Caribbean Premier League earlier this 12 months and received a T20 trophy underneath Mohammad Nabi’s captaincy in 2019.