Utimate XI T20 Bowlers: Sohail Tanvir

By Sports Desk August 04, 2020
Sohail Tanvir Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir's disguised pace variations and the mistiming he creates from a wrong-footed action made him a sought-after purchase around the world and his 350-plus wickets speak to his value to the teams he represents.

Playing for the Rajasthan Royals on May 4, 2011, Tanvir took a match-winning six wickets against the Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. He ended the tournament as the highest wicket-taker, with 22 wickets from 11 matches at an average of 12.09, an economy rate of 6.46 and a strike rate of 11.20, the best among bowlers with more than six wickets.

In the final of the tournament, on June 1, at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai, with Rajasthan chasing 164 to win, Tanvir added 21 runs along with Captain Shane Warne. He hit the winning runs off the final ball of the innings, to see the Royals home.

He was later presented with the "Purple Cap", an award for the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

In February 2012, Tanvir featured in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League tournament representing Sylhet Royals. He took 13 wickets and scored 78 runs in the tournament.

 

Career statistics

Full name: Sohail Tanvir

Born: December 12, 1984, Rawalpindi, Punjab (35)

Major teams: Pakistan, Edmonton Royals, Federal Areas, Federal Areas Leopards, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Hampshire, Karachi Kings, Khan Research Laboratories, Lions, Multan Sultans, Quetta Gladiators, Rajasthan Royals, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams, South Australia, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks, Sylhet Royals, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Left-arm medium-fast

 

T20I Career

Mat        Inns        Balls       Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM      Ave        Econ      SR       4w          5w          10w

57           57           1214      1454          54        3/12       3/12       26.92     7.18       22.4       0             0            0

 

T20 Career

Mat        Inns        Balls       Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM      Ave        Econ      SR        4w          5w          10w

336          329        7085        8627       351        6/14       6/14       24.57     7.30       20.1       7             2             0

 

Career highlights

  • 57 T20I caps for Pakistan
  • 6th most wickets by a Pakistani in T20I (54 at 26.92)
  • 351 T20 Wickets at 24.57 (6th most all-time)

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