Islamabad, Feb.20 (ANI): Pakistani left-arm fast bowler, Sohail Tanvir, whose surprise omission from the list of 15 probables selected for the forthcoming home Test series against Sri Lanka left many shocked, has said that he will soon force his way back into the national squad through hard work and performance.
"I am not at all depressed at losing a place on the Pakistan Test side. Rather, I would concentrate on putting in even better performances in the matches to come," The News quoted Tanvir, as saying.
Several veteran Pakistani cricket players have expressed dismay at Tanvir's exclusion, especially at a time when he is in form.
"It is surprising not to see Sohail Tanvir in the 15-member squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka. He is an orthodox bowler who could add an element of surprise to the bowling attack," a former player said.
According to sources, both captain Younis Khan and Chief Selector Abdul Qadir, while selecting the probables, agreed that Tanvir was still inexperienced for the five-day game.
"He is too inexperienced to be given a chance at the Test level," Qadir said.
Tanvir has played in two Test matches and taken five wickets, with his best bowling figures reading three wickets for 83 runs. (ANI)