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Full name Sohail Tanvir
Born December 12, 1984, Rawalpindi, Punjab
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast, Slow left-arm orthodox
Major teams Pakistan, Federal Areas, Federal Areas Leopards, Khan Research Laboratories, Rajasthan Royals, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams, South Australia, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited


Sohail Tanvir is a Pakistani cricketer, who has gained repute for his unorthodox left arm bowling action and particularly for the success it has gained him in the Twenty20 format of the game.

International career

An allrounder, he is a hard-hitting left-handed batsman and an unorthodox left-arm fast-medium bowler who also bowls occasional left-arm orthodox spin. Despite not having taken a single wicket during his ten Twenty20 matches domestically, he was selected for Pakistan’s squad for the inaugural World Twenty20 after Shoaib Akhtar was sent home. He made his Twenty20 debut in the tournament, and took six wickets in six matches, with best bowling figures of 3 for 31 in four overs against Australia. Though considered an allrounder, Tanvir did not get a chance to bat in the tournament until the final, where he made his first international runs, with a six off his first ball, aiding Pakistan back into the game.

After impressing in the ICC World Twenty20, he was selected to play in the ODI series against South Africa in October, 2007. He was then selected for the tour of India, and took eight wickets in the ODI series. He also took part in the Test series that followed, making his debut in place of the injured Umar Gul. On debut at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Dehli, he took three wickets which included his first international Test cricket causality Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. In Asia Cricket Cup, June 2008, Pakistan played their first game against Hong Kong at Karachi. In that match, Pakistan’s top order struggled to get grips with Hong Kong bowlers before Sohail Tanvir set up a 100 run stand along with Fawad Alam for the 8th wicket. Sohail scored his maiden ODI 50 in that match. He scored 59 off just 55 balls which took Pakistan to a respectable score of 288. After that, in the match vs. Sri Lanka, Tanvir took his first 5 wickets haul. He ended at 5/48 in 10 overs. After the 2009 ICC World Twenty20

Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 0 17 13 5.66 44 38.63 0 0 4 0 2 0
ODIs 58 36 9 347 59 12.85 412 84.22 0 1 41 3 13 0
T20Is 40 17 4 129 41 9.92 111 116.21 0 0 10 7 7 0
First-class 59 94 9 2389 132 28.10 4 12 25 0
List A 95 61 12 774 93 15.79 964 80.29 0 2 70 9 22 0
Twenty20 168 104 29 1223 60* 16.30 998 122.54 0 2 90 55 37 0

Bowling Averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 504 316 5 3/83 3/109 63.20 3.76 100.8 0 0 0
ODIs 58 56 2763 2401 67 5/48 5/48 35.83 5.21 41.2 3 1 0
T20Is 40 40 819 973 33 3/12 3/12 29.48 7.12 24.8 0 0 0
First-class 59 11977 6519 265 8/54 24.60 3.26 45.1 8 17 3
List A 95 93 4703 4076 138 7/34 7/34 29.53 5.20 34.0 7 2 0
Twenty20 168 164 3473 4221 175 6/14 6/14 24.12 7.29 19.8 3 1 0

Sohail Tanvir News

Caribbean Premier League 2015 hires Afridi for ($150,000) 7 Feb 2015

JAMICA: Every since Pakistan top all rounder Shahid Afridi decided to quit ODI and focus on T20 only, all eyes are Afridi’s commitments to T20 leagues in the country and abroad. In recent developments, Afridi has now been hired by the Ca...

Pakistan calls up Rahat Ali to replace injured Junaid 6 Feb 2015

Summoned for the Pakistan’s World Cup squad, Paceman Rahat Ali has been immediately called up to replace the injured Junaid Khan. The inclusion of the rookie bowler in Pakistan World Cup squad has been a surprising one for many. It was b...

Bilawal Bhatti likely to be retained in World Cup squad 5 Feb 2015

There is a high possibility that Bilawal Bhatti will remain in the squad of Pakistan for the upcoming World Cup. He was the selected as a replacement of the injured Khan Junaid and was entitled to play a two-match and one-day internation...

Malik, Azhar and Tanvir on standby for World Cup 28 Jan 2015

All-rounder Shoaib Malik along with top-order batsman Azhar Ali and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir who were earlier ignored for the 15-member world cup squad have been chosen as reserves due to current team’s fitness issues. PCB official has ...

Pakistan include leg-spinner Yasir in World Cup squad 7 Jan 2015

Karachi – Pakistan Wednesday included inexperienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah in their 15-man squad for next month’s World Cup, hoping he can fill the gap left by Saeed Ajmal who withdrew due to an illegal bowling action. Ajmal, who has led...

Pace bowlers to give Pakistan an edge in World Cup 2 Jan 2015

Pakistan’s pace bowler Sohail Tanveer has said that Pakistan will have an effective fast bowling attack when the team will feature in World Cup 2015 Down Under. “The pitches will not be batsmen friendly in Australia and New Zealand as it...

Williamson hits century as New Zealand level series 19 Dec 2014

Abu Dhabi – Kane Williamson hit a brilliant hundred as New Zealand won the fourth day-night international against Pakistan by seven runs in an exciting finish in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan went ahead with the match despite calls to...

New Zealand bat in fourth one-day match 17 Dec 2014

Abu Dhabi – New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. New Zealand left out James Neesham, Anton Devcich and Nathan McCullum from th...

Hafeez lifts Pakistan to 252 in second ODI 12 Dec 2014

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – Opener Mohammad Hafeez hit a solid half-century as Pakistan made 252 all out in 48.3 overs in the second day-night international against New Zealand in Sharjah on Friday. Hafeez hit a 92-ball 76 with nine...

New Zealand beat Pakistan to level Twenty20 series 5 Dec 2014

Dubai – New Zealand fought hard to beat Pakistan by 17 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Dubai to level the two-match series at 1-1 on Friday. Set a challenging 145-run target Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals with op...

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