Tuesday 28 December 2010 

Sohail Tanvir Added To Pakistan Squad

Sohail Tanvir Added To Pakistan Squad
Sohail Tanvir Added To Pakistan Squad
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have added left-arm paceman Sohail Tanvir to the squad that is currently touring New Zealand.

He was originally sidelined for the New Zealand tour due to a knee problem two weeks earlier, although Tanvir responded by taking nine wickets including six for 32 in the second innings of a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match.

He informed the board that he was now feeling no discomfort while bowling or fielding and consequently, Tanvir has been given the all-clear following another fitness test.

"The medical panel has revaluated his fitness and cleared him fit for the tour," a PCB statement read. "The doctor (who operated on Tanvir last year) has also said he is now ready to take the load of international cricket."

The unconventional left-armer burst onto the international arena in 2007 when he replaced speedster Shoaib Akhtar in Pakistan's ICC World T20 squad. Later, he helped the Rajasthan Royals to clinch the title in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL), finishing as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.

The 26-year-old's career has been blighted by back and knee injuries, which has stalled his international career. The Pakistan selectors, headed by Mohsin Khan, are expected to announce the squad for six ODIs later this week.

© Cricket World 2010

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