Sohail Tanvir is an all-round bowler and aggressive left-hand batsman. He is a left-hand medium-fast bowler with unique bowling action in cricket. Sohail is famous in T20 formats for his quick wicket-taking spells. He plays for many franchises in different T20 leagues worldwide. He got recognition worldwide for his wonderful performance in various matches. He is now playing in domestic cricket for many cricket clubs with great enthusiasm. He is an able T20 cricketer and as renowned as a T20 specialist. This article has all the information about Tanvir, including Sohail Tanvir Biography.
|12th December 1984
|5 wickets in Innings :
|0 in Tests &1 in ODIs
|India v Pakistan at Delhi
|18 October 2007 v South Africa
|T20 Debut :
|India v Pakistan at Durban
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Sohail Tanvir Biography
- Tanvir is a wicket-taking bowler in T20 in international who has played in 57 T20 internationals and took 54 wickets with an astonishing average of 26.92 for Pakistan. In international T20s, Sohail’s best bowling figure is 3/12. Instead of his bowling, sometimes he also has performed a vital role as a batsman in tough situations. In 25 T20 innings, he has made 196 runs with 41 highest score.
- He has been part of One Day International for Pakistan, and in 62 ODI matches, he has taken 71 wickets with an average of 36.14 with the ball. His best ODI bowling figure is 5/48 while he has made 399 runs in 40 ODI innings with one fifty, and his highest individual score for Pakistan in ODI is 57. Tanvir has also played in the test format, but he has played only two matches. In four innings, he got five wickets with 3/83 best bowling in an innings.
Sohail date of Birth
Tanvir was born on 12 December 1984 at Rawalpindi, Punjab. Currently, he is a resident of the same city.
Education of Sohail
He got his high school education from Rawalpindi, Punjab. Later he joined the cricket club and quit education.
Sohail Tanvir Family
Tanvir belongs to a Gujar family who married to Komal Khan in the year 2011. He has two children.
Sohail started his career with first-class cricket in the 2004-05 season. He played three seasons of first-class cricket before he was called in international cricket in the year 2007.
- In domestic career, he played 74 first-class cricket matches in which he dismissed 310 batsmen with his bowling at an average of 24.02. While 8/54 is his best bowling in an innings. Sohail made 3100 runs with an average of 28.70 in batting. His best score is 163 runs. He has listed five centuries and fourteen fifties in his first-class career. Sohail has played so far 134 List-A matches in which he has claimed 202 wickets with an average of 28.74.
- His best figure in an innings is 7/34. Being an allrounder, Tanvir has made 1407 runs with an average of 18.27 and scored three fifties. He has played for many teams at the domestic T20 level while he played 334 matches. Sohail Tanveer has collected 351 wickets at an average of 24.57 with a 7.30 economy rate. He has also scored 2267 in domestic T20 runs.
Tanvir played for various cricket clubs besides the national team including Multan Sultans, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Edmonton Royals, Sylhet Royals, Federal Areas, St Lucia Zouks, Federal Areas, St Kitts, Nevis Patriots, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Quetta Gladiators, South Australia, Hampshire, Karachi Kings, Rawalpindi, Khan Research Laboratories, Rajasthan Royals, Multan Sultans and the rest. Sohail achieved most wickets award in 2016–17 Regional One Day Cup with 15 wickets.
National T20 Cup
He performed excellently in the 2019-20 National T20 cup and appeared as a leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets in 7 matches.
Indian Premier League
In 2008 season of IPL Tanvir was part of Rajasthan Royals and was auctioned for $100,000. He ended the tournament as the most successful bowler, and he was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 22 wickets in 11 matches. He earned the season’s best bowler award as well.
Pakistan Super League
Since 2016 he has been participating in PSL, he was the part of Karachi Kings in the very first season of PSL. After that, he signed for Lahore Qalandars in 2017. Moreover, he drafted in Multan Sultans then Quetta Gladiators. Currently, he has come back to Multan Sultan. He has taken 34 wickets in 36 matches of PSL.
International Career and Achievements
He made his T20 debut in the T20 world cup against India on 14 September 2007. He selected as the replacement of Shoaib Akhtar, and he took six wickets in 6 matches with 3/31 best bowling against Australia. After his performance in the T20 world cup, he was called in ODIs against the African Nation, and on 18 October 2007. He made his One Day International debut and played well in the series. Sohail added in the squad against India and got eight wickets in that tour. He claimed his first five wickets haul against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
2008 Asia Cup
In the 2008 Asia cup, he contributed with the bat and made a hundred runs partnership with Fawad Alam for the 8th wicket. In that match, Tanvir made highest scored in ODI career, which is 59-runs. He debuted in Tests on 22 November 2007 against India in a Test series due to the injury of Umar Gul by taking three wickets.
After 2009 Tanvir got a knee injury and dropped for a longer time in all formats. He took a break for almost a year, during which he, unfortunately, missed various opportunities, including New Zealand Tour, 2010 ICC Twenty20, Asia Cup 2010, and a few more. After his recovery, he participated in the test series and came back to the field with the same zest. Sohail was also part of the 2011 ODI world cup in which he took one wicket against New Zealand and then dropped from the tournament due to his knee injury.
Social Media Handles
His social media accounts include