Can Sohail Tanvir solve Pakistan’s fast-bowling vows? - Opinion

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Can solve Pakistan’s fast-bowling vows? - Opinion

Sohail Tanvir, the left-arm fast bowler from Pakistan, is expected to be retained in the One Day International (ODI) squad after impressive performances in the two-match T20 series.
The Manager of Pakistan cricket team, Naveed Akram Cheema, has revealed that the team management has sent a request to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to substitute the injured opening batsman, with Tanvir. lost the first T20 at Hambantota by 37 runs but made a strong comeback in the second match to draw the series. Pakistan’s batting line-up struggled to perform in the two matches but Tanvir, who was making a comeback in the national team, bowled
out of his skin in both the fixtures.
The left-arm fast bowler from Rawalpindi picked up four wickets in the short series and had an exceptional economy rate as well, leading to the Player of the Series award.
Pakistan’s left-handed opening batsman, Jamshed, injured his finger during a club match in Lahore last month and was ruled out for the tour of at that time.  
However, Tanvir’s impressive showings in the Island have prompted the management to retain him for the ODI series, which will commence from June 7th, 2012, at Pallekele.
"We have made a request to the PCB to retain Tanvir as a replacement for Jamshed. We are waiting for a response in writing from them," Cheema expressed.
The 27-year-old emerged at the international stage during the and performed well at the start of his career. However, the left-arm fast bowler struggled with a knee injury afterwards, which hampered his career.
He has played two Tests, 43 ODIs and 21 T20 Internationals for Pakistan, in which the swing bowler has grabbed 77 scalps. On top of that, is more than useful with the bat and has the ability to strike the ball hard. The left-handed batsman has scored
four hundreds and eleven fifties in his first-class career so far, but is yet to fulfil his potential with the bat at the highest stage of the game.
Tanvir is now trying to regain a permanent slot in the national team and he found ideal conditions in Hambantota, where the ball moved in the air. Talking to the reporters after getting the Player of the Series award, Sohail revealed that he enjoyed bowling
in the T20 series.
"Ball seamed around, and that's what I wanted, especially coming back. I enjoyed bowling in these conditions. It was difficult for the batsmen to time the ball. I enjoyed it though," Tanvir stated.
Since the ban imposed on have performed well at times but they have been way too inconsistent.
Tanvir has shown over the years that he can deliver the goods regularly, if he gains rhythm and full fitness. The left-arm fast bowler may not be as effective in Test cricket but he can surely play a massive role for Pakistan in the shorter formats of the
Let us hope that the all-rounder is able to maintain the level of his fitness so that he can solve Pakistan’s major problem in the bowling department for the years to come.
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