South African player Imran Tahir has formally withdrawn himself from the ongoing season of the Big Bash League due to personal reasons.
Imran Tahir was supposed to arrive in the league quite later than the other players because of Australia's 14-day quarantine rule. It was also with the same implementation of the Australian government that foreign players just stay in their hotel rooms for the said period of time before they will be allowed to play. Just recently, he has also decided to pull out from the Big Bash League due to personal reasons.
As per Melbourne Renegades coach Michael Klinger, ‘Unfortunately, Imran is not coming for personal reasons. He's a great player so it is a loss. But at the same time we've seen Noor Ahmad a couple of games ago, a bowler who people haven't seen that much, it might actually work in our favour’.
‘He'll now be able to play a fair chunk of that back end of the season, with Imad Wasim. Nabi has to go home for international duty. It is a loss but at the same time what a huge opportunity for young Noor to come in and have a huge impact on the BBL’, he added.
15-year-old Ahmad will fill in the role vacated by Tahir. With regards to this young prodigy’s experience, he has already worked as a nice bowler in his debut with the Renegades when they played against the Hobart Hurricanes. In that said match, he picked up one wicket for 27 runs.
Despite not having Tahir on their lineup, Klinger stated that the team is still doing well despite their current status in the league. He also added that the team knows that they are capable of performing well and that they are still in a good mood despite heavy defeats.
Currently, the Melbourne Renegades are on the 7th spot of the league’s scoreboard. So far, the odds for their next game is 112 for the Renegades and -149.25 for the Sydney Sixers. To learn the odds for other upcoming matches, visit Betwala.
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