Worcestershire CCC is delighted to announce the signing of Sohail Tanvir for the duration of the 2012 Friends Life t20 campaign.
The Pakistani international all-rounder has recently featured in the MiWAY T20 Challenge, where he helped the Highveld Lions to reach the final of South Africa's equivalent of the fast paced competition. Tanvir also captains his home side, the Rawalpindi Rams, in Pakistan's twenty over cup.
The left-armer's bowling figures of 6-14 for Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural IPL tournament remains the best bowling return for the competition, which is now in its fifth year. He will also be looking to better his current t20 best with the bat, 60* off 44 balls, which came against the Lahore Lions in his home competition in 2011.
Tanvir was recently named in the 16 man squad to represent Pakistan in their upcoming two match twenty20 series in Sri Lanka.
Director of Cricket, Steve Rhodes, commented "Sohail is an ideal replacement for Saeed Ajmal because Saeed was a tremendous bowler at the death and this is the type of role we want Sohail to play. Added to his bowling skills, he also has the ability to hit the ball hard which is an obvious asset at the end of our innings. We look forward to welcoming Sohail to the Club."
Tanvir commented "I am really excited and looking forward to playing for Worcestershire CCC in this year's FLt20 tournament, I know a lot about the club having spoken at length to Saeed Ajmal, who played at Worcestershire last year, and spoke very highly of the club and set up.
"I look forward to joining the rest of the Worcestershire squad after my Pakistan t20 International commitments in Sri Lanka are concluded in early June."