Originally Posted by nightprowler10
Of those of you who watched the game, how good of a bowler is he?
Imagine a right handed in-swing bowler with an open chested action (which is what gives the impression of bowling off the wrong foot) and then imagine a mirror image of this and you have Tanvir.
It is very rare to see left handed bowlers bowling with this action in which the bowling arm comes close to the ear and then instead of coming down acrosss the body on the other side, falls away towards the other side which makes the ball swing.
He was bowling over the wicket to righthanders, from a bit wide of the stumps and the ball was pitched very consistently outside the right handers off stump swinging further away quite a bit. It was clearly going to take a lot of getting used to and the batsmen were repeatedly surprised by this unfamiliar actions. On top of that he was pretty accurate in line and length.
He has a pretty quick arm action. Very interesting to watch. I cant remember any left handed bowler in my over forty years of watching the game who bowled with a similar action. I would love to see him bowling in the longer version of the game.