Sohail Tanvir eyes Australia’s Big Bash League
Sohail Tanvir will look to use the Big Bash League to prepare for the third season of the Pakistan Super League that will be played in 2018. Tanvir has indicated he is looking to sign up for a BBL franchise for the seventh season of the competition.
Tanvir, who represented the Lahore Qalandars in the second edition of the PSL, generally struggled to get going into the recently concluded T20Is against West Indies. He had a middling PSL too, finishing with 10 wickets from eight games, at an average of 25.
His economy rate wasn’t up to the scratch either, conceding 8.41 an over, but still got a call-up to feature in the series in the West Indies. The Qalandars struggled to get going in the second edition of the PSL as well, falling away before making the semi-final of the tournament.
Tanvir was expected to feature in the 2014-15 season of the Big Bash League but had to withdraw from the competition after being called on by the PCB in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup. (Note, the BBL07 schedule is yet to be released)
He will also feature in the Caribbean Premier League, as he looks to represent the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the tournament. He was one of the costliest players to be bought from the CPL Draft. Tanvir had earlier also played in the first ever edition of the Indian Premier League where he had gone to become the tournament’s best bowler.
Tanvir was criticized for his showing in the West Indies but he has said he had had a good international season in the lead-up to that series. Pakistan are set to play West Indies in a Test series after which they will go to UK to feature in the Champions Trophy in June.
The big question now is which BBL side will sign up for the Qalandars left-arm seamer? Do let us know what you think in the comments below.