Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir did really well in this PSL for the Multan Sultans and has revealed that he is still looking to get into the national side in shorter formats as an all-rounder. The 36-year-old left-arm fast bowler was one of the frontline bowlers for Pakistan a decade ago with his unorthodox bowling action.
He last played a game for Pakistan in the T20 format in 2017 and since then, he hasn’t been able to make a return to the Pakistan squad. He is an experienced campaigner and does prove to be a wicket-taker always. He has picked up 54 wickets in 57 T20 internationals for Pakistan at an average of 26.9 and a decent economy rate of 7.18.
Sohail Tanvir Delighted To Bat At Number 7 For Multan Sultans
Sohail Tanvir revealed that he was very delighted to have got the responsibility to bat at number 7 and he felt that it can give a lot more deliveries to bat and showcase his all-around skills. He described the difficulties of batting at number 8 or 9 and admitted that he has been waiting for a spot on Pakistan’s side as an all-rounder. The T20 Worldcup squad is just a few days from being announced and Pakistan might look for Tanvir’s experience.
“In the very recent PSL games, I got the responsibility to bat at No.7 after a long time. Before that, I used to bat at No.8 or No.9 where you get 4-6 balls on average to face on that position. But at No.7 you get more time which I got with the Multan Sultans.
I can see that there is a spot open in the Pakistan team for an all-rounder that anyone can grab. So definitely I am eyeing it,” Tanvir stated.
Sohail Tanvir Feels Pakistan Have To Play Red Ball Cricket A Lot More
England whitewashed Pakistan in the three-match ODI series 3-0 with most of the regular players absent and it showed the amount of dominance they have in world cricket. Pakistan team, on the other hand, had lots to ponder about and Tanvir was quite critical about Pakistan bowling the bad lengths in shorter formats. He urged them to play a lot more red-ball games to get used to bowling the right lengths for a consistent period of time.
“These players adapt really well in T20 cricket, but when it comes to the longer version of the game, I don’t think there’s enough preparation. There were seaming conditions in the ODI series and we did not bowl according to the demands of the situation.
Our lengths were a bit shorter. As a bowler, you learn this only when you bowl longer spells. It is important to play red-ball cricket and things will be difficult until they don’t go through this process,” he added.
Sohail Tanvir’s was one of the stars of the IPL in the inaugural edition when he had been playing for the Rajasthan Royals.