Cricket IPL 2017: Imran Tahir Roped in as a Replacement By Maurice FabNewz Posted on March 23, 2017 The Indian Premier League has always some surprise or the other in store for all the fans and experts. And the IPL Auction has been just a prelude to the actual action which will kick off in the coming month. Imran Tahir, the world number 1 in T20s, remained unsold in the auction to utter shock of each and every person who keeps an eye on the development in the world of cricket. Imran Tahir will play for Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL 2017 as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh However, as it has been said earlier said, there will be no lack of surprise as we approach yet another season of the Indian Premier League 2017. And the latest news that has surfaced will surely come in as great news for all the cricket fans. And the news states that Imran Tahir will be able to be a part of the action in the IPL 2017. Rising Pune Supergiants was dealt a major blow when Mitchell Marsh was ruled out for a number of months due to an injury which he sustained while taking part in the second Test match of the India vs Australia test match series. RPS came up with a great solution to their major problem as they decided to rope in Imran Tahir as a replacement for the Australian. The South African spinner has been in sublime form for his nation in the T20s, and the ICC ranking is a clear reflection of his performance. In fact, he has played some crucial roles in a number of wins that his former IPL team had had. In the 20 matches that Tahir had played in the IPL in three seasons for Delhi Daredevils, the Protean leg-spinner has picked up 29 wickets at an average of 21.48. This sounds pretty impressive, and it came as a big shock to everyone when he remained unsold in the auction. But now that Imran Tahir will be back in action in the IPL, it will be really great for all the cricket fans across the world.