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    Sohail Tanvir replaces Akhtar


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    good move IMO....especially after 2day's game!!!

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    Of those of you who watched the game, how good of a bowler is he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Of those of you who watched the game, how good of a bowler is he?
    Was just about to ask the same thing, especially odd selection considering his poor domestic record. Obviously has something that the Pakistan selectors are looking for.
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    He bowls off the wrong foot, giving him the weirdest action. Left handed, front right foot when he lands. The batsman did look a little troubled by it.
    IMO he's no more than average with an interesting angle, but I may be wrong, 4 overs isn't much to judge him by.
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    Just been watching a replay of last nights game, he has a very interesting action, bowling off his wrong foot and with a very quick arm. Nothing too special in the speed department, around 130-135 kph with a good angle, quite slippery off the deck though. Dhoni in particular was struggling with the angle he presented, but he doesn't seem anything more than an average bowler.

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    just saw the one vid on youtube

    obviously its hard to compare after watching 4 overs but how does he compare with Midge

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    He's nothing special, but we haven't seen him bat yet, as he's an allrounder.He he bat's well then he can be a good replacement for Razzaq.

    And Rao Anjum should have played the match, he's good in limited over cricket and certainly better than the likes of Arafat, and maybe even better than Gul.

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    Tanvir's bowling action is interesting......it seems he is not able to bowl at the stumps
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    Having Tanvir in the side could be a good move by Pakistan, for his action is so peculiar the batsman has to waste four of five balls just trying to gather what this guy is up to. And time they get over his idiosyncratic action and realise all he does is take the ball away from the right hander, he would have gone for practically nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Having Tanvir in the side could be a good move by Pakistan, for his action is so peculiar the batsman has to waste four of five balls just trying to gather what this guy is up to. And time they get over his idiosyncratic action and realise all he does is take the ball away from the right hander, he would have gone for practically nothing.
    Yeah spot on, enjoyed watching him bowl as well and his facial expressions (or lack thereof) were classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yeah spot on, enjoyed watching him bowl as well and his facial expressions (or lack thereof) were classic.
    Sounds like Stuart Clark has a rival.
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    Seen Clark smile heaps tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Seen Clark smile heaps tbh.
    Still looks like a blinking robot tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    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.

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