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Imran Tahir: Unsold at IPL auction, South African spinner signed by RPS as Mitchell Marsh's replacement

Imran Tahir: Unsold at IPL auction, South African spinner signed by RPS as Mitchell Marsh's replacement

Tahir missed out during this year's IPL auction with no franchise showing keen interests in one of the highest ranking bowlers in the game. But, with Marsh's injury, the Pune team grabbed on to the Protea from the pool of registered available players.

ICC ODI rankings: AB de Villiers reclaims top spot while Virat Kohli remains at No.3

ICC ODI rankings: AB de Villiers reclaims top spot while Virat Kohli remains at No.3

On the bowler's list, South Africa's Imran Tahir remains at No.1 followed by Sunil Narine of West Indies. Tahir's team-mate, Kagiso Rabada is the new entrant into the top-five spot

Indian Premier League 2017 auction, Bengaluru: A playing XI of unsold players

Indian Premier League 2017 auction, Bengaluru: A playing XI of unsold players

While franchise owners dug deep into their pockets for Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills at IPL 2017 auction, the likes of Imran Tahir, Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan failed to attract any bids.

IPL 10, player auction: T20I No. 1-ranked Imran Tahir fails to attract any franchise

IPL 10, player auction: T20I No. 1-ranked Imran Tahir fails to attract any franchise

Tahir, who missed out in the morning session, once again failed to generate any interests from any of the franchises in the post-lunch session.

IPL 2017 auction: Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills hit jackpot; heartbreak for Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Irfan Pathan

IPL 2017 auction: Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills hit jackpot; heartbreak for Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Irfan Pathan

Among the unsold players, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Imran Tahir were three names, who did not find a single buyer, despite having plenty of experience at all levels.

IPL 2017 Auction: Top 5 overseas players to watch out for!

IPL 2017 Auction: Top 5 overseas players to watch out for!

Overseas players have always entertained fans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since it's inception, be it be Brendon McCullum's knock of 158* in the very first IPL match or Chris Gayle's monstrous sixes. This season 125 overseas players will go under the hammer at IPL auction.

NZ vs SA, ODIs, PREVIEW: Dealing with Imran Tahir not the only issue for Kiwi one-day international side

NZ vs SA, ODIs, PREVIEW: Dealing with Imran Tahir not the only issue for Kiwi one-day international side

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson recognised his side would need to step up in the first of five ODIs on Sunday, when Neil Broom and Ross Taylor return for limited-over series.

Imran Tahir's 5-wicket haul sails South Africa to 78-run victory over New Zealand in T20I

Imran Tahir's 5-wicket haul sails South Africa to 78-run victory over New Zealand in T20I

 Tahir finished with a career-best 5-24 in 3.5 overs, with the home batsmen unable to pick his googly

South African Imran Tahir becomes No.1 ODI bowler, Faf du Plessis breaks into top 5 of batsman standings

South African Imran Tahir becomes No.1 ODI bowler, Faf du Plessis breaks into top 5 of batsman standings

Not only in ODIs, Tahir has also achieve the top spot in MRF ICC T20I player rankings for a bowler.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir shine in Proteas' 8-wicket win

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir shine in Proteas' 8-wicket win

Left-arm seamer Parnell took three for 48 while leg-spinner Tahir showed superb control in a strong westerly wind, taking three for 26.

South Africa spinner Imran Tahir reprimanded by ICC for revealing Junaid Jamshed t-shirt during match

South Africa spinner Imran Tahir reprimanded by ICC for revealing Junaid Jamshed t-shirt during match

The 37-year-old admitted the offence and accepted the sanction imposed by the ICC and hence there was no formal hearing of the matter.

SA vs SL, 1st T20I: Daivd Miller's quick-fire 40 helps South Africa Beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs

SA vs SL, 1st T20I: Daivd Miller's quick-fire 40 helps South Africa Beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs

Miller hit three sixes and three fours, he and new captain Farhaan Behardien put on 51 off 23 balls for the fourth wicket.

South Africa vs Australia: Imran Tahir fined over David Warner spat during Cape Town ODI

South Africa vs Australia: Imran Tahir fined over David Warner spat during Cape Town ODI

Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.

India vs New Zealand: This time, Kiwis come prepared with spin troika

For New Zealand, to register their first ever series win in India, the spin trio of Santner, Sodhi and Craig will need to do what Indian spinners do. Win matches.

Hashim Amla becomes fastest to score 23 ODI hundreds, leaves Virat Kohli behind

Hashim Amla becomes fastest to score 23 ODI hundreds, leaves Virat Kohli behind

Amla's 110 helped South Africa to a mammoth total of 343.

Tri-nation Series, Match 6: Imran Tahir guides South Africa to 139-run win over West Indies with seven-wicket haul

Tri-nation Series, Match 6: Imran Tahir guides South Africa to 139-run win over West Indies with seven-wicket haul

Earlier, Hashim Amla`s 23rd ODI hundred highlighted a domineering batting effort from the Proteas after they were put in by home captain Jason Holder.

IPL 2016: Ajinkya Rahane, bowlers help MS Dhoni's Pune Supergiants revive campaign with 7-wicket win

IPL 2016: Ajinkya Rahane, bowlers help MS Dhoni's Pune Supergiants revive campaign with 7-wicket win

Pune are now on sixth in league table with six points from nine matches, as against Delhi's 10 from eight matches.

IPL 2016, Match 23: Chris Morris' 82 off 32 not enough for Delhi; Gujarat win by 1 run

IPL 2016, Match 23: Chris Morris' 82 off 32 not enough for Delhi; Gujarat win by 1 run

Morris shared 87 runs for the fifth wicket with country-mate JP Duminy (48 off 43 balls) to take Daredevils on the brink of a win.

ICC World T20: West Indies beat South Africa by 3 wickets; join New Zealand in semi-finals

ICC World T20: West Indies beat South Africa by 3 wickets; join New Zealand in semi-finals

South Africa are virtually out of the tournament and their fate now hinges o the result of tomorrow's Super 10 Group 1 match against England and Sri Lanka at New Delhi.

ICC World Twenty20: Reaching semis consistently is huge achievement for South Africa, says Imran Tahir

ICC World Twenty20: Reaching semis consistently is huge achievement for South Africa, says Imran Tahir

South Africa haven't won a single world title to date even after making it till the semifinals of  ICC events on a regular basis.