Tahir added to South Africa's World Cup squad

Imran Tahir's name has been added to South Africa's provisional squad for next month's World Cup.

updated: January 10, 2011 10:59 IST
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Imran Tahir's hopes of playing for South Africa at the cricket World Cup were boosted on Monday when the Pakistan-born legspinner was added to a provisional squad for next month's tournament.

Cricket South Africa said the 31-year-old Tahir, a former Pakistan A international, has replaced batsman Jonathan Vandiar in its 30-man preliminary squad for the February 19-April 2 event in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - where spin bowling on slow, turning wickets is likely to be crucial to teams' hopes.

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