Pakistan’s left arm pacer Sohail Tanir is rooting for yet another comeback in the ODIs for Pakistan and the upcoming series against England could help the bowler established himself in the T20s and consequently the 50 over format. Tanvir proved his worth by performing consistently in the domestic matches and T20 tournaments which is why he is hopeful that he can translate the same form at the international arena as well (quotes via Khaleej Times).
“I am in trim condition now after consistent performances in the domestic leagues. Now these T20s will be a yardstick in my comeback efforts for the Pakistan ODI squad. I am adapt at any form to be honest but as things stand my performance levels have peaked more often in the one-day and T20 formats.”
He was not pleased to see people considering him as an injury prone bowler and was keen to prove everyone wrong by his performance on the field.
“I have been carrying a wrong tag of being always injury prone which actually is not wholly true. It has given me a lot of negative image to my career. But now the selectors have seen my show back home and specifically told me of the roles I have to play, starting with the T20s against England this year,”
Tanvir admitted that the T20 World Cup is just a few months away and the fight for places in the side will intensify and so he has to come up with some pretty decent performances to get the ticket for India. He added that in the T20 series Pakistan have a better chance because the current squad has a nice blend of both young and experienced players who can topple the English side.
“Just four months or less for all of us with only a few big assignments as practice. This means the fight for places will be intense from now for the T20 World Cup. We got past England in the Tests but went down to a superior England who had a more balanced ODI team. But I reckon the T20s this week are going to be in Pakistan’s favour because of a better blend of youth and experience with useful all-rounders,”