Sohail Tanvir was born on 12 December 1984, belongs to Rawalpindi from a Kaira Gujjar tribe. He is a Pakistani cricketer who has gained a reputation for his unorthodox left-arm bowling action. Sohail is a hard-hitting left-handed batsman also.
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When Shoaib Akhtar sent home, Sohail made his place in Pakistan’s squad for the inaugural World Twenty20. He made his T20 debut in the tournament, and took six wickets in six matches, with best bowling figures of 3 for 31 in four overs against Australia.
In October 2007, he selected to play in the ODI series against South Africa. Then he picked for the tour of India where he took eight wickets. He also took part in the Test series that followed, making his debut in place of the injured Umar Gul. On debut, he took three wickets.
In June 2008, Pakistan played their first match against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup at Karachi. Pakistan’s top order struggled to get grips with Hong Kong bowlers in that match before Sohail Tanvir set up a 100-run stand along with Fawad Alam. In that match, he scored his maiden ODI 50. After that, Tanvir took his first five wickets to haul against Sri Lanka.