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Sohail Tanvir

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium fast
Played for:
Pakistan, South Australia, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Attock Group, Baluchistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Federal Areas Leopards, Hampshire, Khan Research Laboratories, Pakistan A, Punjab Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams, Rajasthan, Somerset, Highveld Lions, Sylhet Super Stars, Kandurata Warriors, St Lucia Zouks, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi, Federal United, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Comilla Victorians, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
35
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
December 12, 1984, Rawalpindi, Punjab

Profile

If you thought that Paul Adams from South Africa has a weird bowling action, have a look at Sohail Tanvir. His action deceived many experts and commentators who initially thought that he bowled off the wrong foot. A left arm pacer, he bowls off his right foot, also technically the correct one and caught batsman by shock when he broke through into the international arena.

Another one of Pakistan's many talents who didn't really make the cut; this left-arm medium pace bowler has had a roller-coaster of a career filled with highs and lows. Sohail Tanvir hails from the town of Rawalpindi and has made a valiant but rather ineffective attempt to secure his place in the national side as an all-rounder.

Tanvir made his Test debut in 2007 against India. Marred by inconsistent performances and injury woes, his international career came to a standstill in the year 2009. He burst onto the international circuit during the inaugural World Twenty20, where he picked up nine wickets and surprised many who doubted his talent. Tanvir continued his dominance in the shortest format of the game in the Indian T20 League where he took 22 wickets in 11 games for Rajasthan. However, his lack of success in the other formats has left him struggling to find a place in the national side. Fortunately, he was recalled to the Pakistani ODI side in 2011, for their series against Zimbabwe. A year later, he was signed up by the Highveld Lions for the 2012 Champions League T20 to be held in South Africa.

After being left out of the Pakistan ODI squad for over a year, Tanvir made his return in the series against South Africa in UAE in 2013 and performed decently to maintain his place in the following tour to South Africa and against Sri Lanka, back in UAE.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 2 3 17 0 5.66 38.63 0 0 13
ODI 62 40 399 11 13.75 87.11 0 1 59
T20 57 25 196 8 11.52 119.51 0 0 41
IPL 11 5 36 2 12.00 124.13 0 0 13
CLT20 10 4 13 0 3.25 65.00 0 0 11
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 2 4 504 316 5 3/83 / 63.20 3.76 0 0 0 5
ODI 62 60 2949 2566 71 5/48 / 36.14 5.22 3 1 0 188
T20 57 57 1214 1454 54 3/12 / 26.92 7.18 0 0 0 76
IPL 11 11 247 266 22 6/14 / 12.09 6.46 1 1 0 18
CLT20 10 9 207 245 9 2/25 / 27.22 7.10 0 0 0 17
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 15 0 0
T20 7 0 2
IPL 4 0 3
CLT20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2007
 
ODI:
2007-2014
 
T20:
2007-2017
 
IPL:
2008-2008
 
CLT20:
2012-2013
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs India at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Nov 22, 2007
Last played:
Pakistan Vs India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) - Nov 30, 2007
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs South Africa at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Oct 18, 2007
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Dec 17, 2014
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs India at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 14, 2007
Last played:
Pakistan Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Apr 01, 2017
IPL
Debut:
Rajasthan Vs Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 26, 2008
Last played:
Rajasthan Vs Chennai at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai - Jun 01, 2008
CLT20
Debut:
Highveld Lions Vs Mumbai at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 14, 2012
Last played:
Highveld Lions Vs Otago at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Sep 29, 2013
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