Left-arm pacer failed to spot any emerging batting star in the recently-concluded National T20
Left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir has expressed his concern over the lack of batting talent on show in the domestic circuit in Pakistan.
While writing in his blog for PakPassion.net, the left-arm pacer said that he failed to spot any emerging batting star in the recently-concluded National T20.
“In terms of batting and I say this with great disappointment, we did not see any stand-out new talent emerge in this tournament,” said Tanvir. “All the top run-scorers were well- known names from the past such as Awais Zia, Umar Amin, Asif Ali and Babar Azam.”
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The 34-year-old is currently eyeing a comeback in the Pakistan team ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
“On a personal note, I am pleased that I was able to achieve the goal of being the top wicket-taker in the National T20 tournament,” he said. “Being the top wicket-taker in this tournament was absolutely necessary for me given the stage of my career that I am at the moment and in keeping with my wish to make a comeback and win a place for myself in the Pakistan squad for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.”
While talking about Pakistan’s tour to Australia, Tanvir said that the Men in Green stand a better chance to do well in the shorter format Down Under.
“Whilst it will be a tough challenge for Pakistan for sure but in Twenty20s, it’s not possible to write-off any side as it just takes one good performance with the bat or ball to change the outcome of the game. So, in this format, Pakistan has a chance to turn the tables on the hosts despite them being favourites,” he said. “This is not the case in Test cricket where you need to be on top of your game for most part of 15 sessions so I feel Pakistan will have a difficult task to win against Australia in the longer format.”