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Surrey signs Imran Tahir for T20 Blast

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English county signed South African leg-spinner Tahir on Tuesday for the upcoming

Tahir becomes the club's second overseas signing for the 2019 season. Australian big-hitting batsman was the first overseas signing as he will be returning to for the fourth year.

Tahir will be joining the squad after the completion of his team's involvement in the upcoming before the club's opening match at Essex on July 19th.

"I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. That's how I see the chance to play with one of the most talented playing groups in county cricket," Tahir said in an official statement released by Surrey

"When I heard had asked after me, it was an easy decision. Surrey is a massive club and it will be great if I can contribute to helping them win another trophy this summer at the Oval," he added.

Tahir was the standout bowler in the recently concluded (IPL). He was able to take 26 wickets for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the most in the competition and as a result, he was the winner of the Purple Cap (provided to the bowler with the most number of wickets in the tournament).

He was instrumental in taking his team to the finals of the tournament. CSK were defeated by Mumbai Indians by one run in the finals.

Across his career, Tahir has represented in two World Cups and two T20 World Cups. He was even ranked the number one bowler in the T20 format in 2017.

The 40-year-old Tahir has 63 wickets in the T20Is for

"is a proven match winner and with his vast experience of international, county and franchise will be a huge asset to us," of said in an official statement.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 18:20 IST