South Australia lock into Pak pacer Tanvir for his Twenty20 expertiseDecember 13th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.13 (ANI): South Australia is looking to employ Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir for its Twenty20 campaign, but according to the Daily Times, the move depends on his international commitments.
Tanvir starred for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this year, and if the short-term deal goes through, he will step in for Younis Khan, who is helping out the struggling Redbacks in 2007-08, says a report on a cricket website.
Tanvir, 24, was the most successful bowler in the IPL with 22 wickets and hit the winning runs while batting with Shane Warne in the final.
South Australian officials are excited by the prospect of Shaun Tait working in tandem with Tanvir and said the deal was cheap.
That was one of the real beauties of the deal … this guy is really coming for the opportunity, Jamie Cox, South Australias high performance manager, told Sportal.
Its a very, very cheap deal for us. He was a bargain basement price for the IPL and took more wickets than anyone else … we believe hes quality in this form of the game, Cox added.
Australias domestic Twenty20 competition starts on Boxing Day and Tanvir will be available only if he is not picked in Pakistans squad for Indias tour or the series is cancelled due to security concerns.
Tanvir has appeared in two Tests, 27 ODIS and 10 Twenty20 internationals.
South Australia is currently bottom of the one-day competition and second last in the Sheffield Shield. (ANI)
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