While South Africa's Test squad are engaged in a team building exercise in Switzerland, which will involve no cricket activities, one of their party is missing out. Imran Tahir, the legspinner, has been left out of the bonding session to work on his game with the South African A side and coach Vincent Barnes was heartened by his performance.
Tahir bowled only once in the match , in the second innings, and finished with 3 for 82 as South Africa A won convincingly. On a surface that did not assist spin, Tahir was "the only bowler who managed to get turn and bounce," according to Barnes.
Still a concern though, is Tahir's over eager streak, which has seen him resort to desperate measures to take wickets. "He was bit impatient at times and tried too many different deliveries," Barnes told ESPNcricinfo. "One thing I am trying to get him to understand is that he must use this time to groom himself and maybe not to always use all his variations. He plays a big role in the South African side."