IPL 2014: Imran Tahir replaces injured Nathan Coulter-Nile in Delhi Daredevils squad
Delhi Daredevils have named South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir as the replacement for Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile, who will take no further part in the tournament after injuring his hamstring in the match against Chennai Super Kings on April 21.
Coulter-Nile, after making a splendid debut in the Daredevils’ colours against Kolkata Knight Riders, unfortunately has to make way for Tahir, who put in a series of impressive performances in the World Cup T20 2014 held in Bangladesh. The Pakistan-born picked up 12 wickets in the biennial tournament, playing a major role in South Africa’s notable performance: reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.
A tweet from ESPNcricinfo confirmed the news:
Imran Tahir joins the Delhi Daredevils as a replacement for the injured Nathan Coulter-Nile. #IPL2014
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 6, 2014
With the team struggling to contain the oppositions on a regular basis in the tournament, Tahir’s addition will most certainly bolster the bowling unit on wickets that assist spin. However, it is on flat wickets that the team has to find a solution with their overseas pace bowling option in Wayne Parnell not really capable of doing a Lasith Malinga or a Mitchell Starc.