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Sohail Tanvir seems to have accepted that he won’t be representing Pakistan at the World Cup in England and Wales later this year.
However, he feels that he should have been picked for the five-match ODI series against Australia, which begins on Friday in Sharjah, since he performed well in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Tanvir, who played for the Quetta Gladiators in this year’s tournament, was the joint fourth-highest wicket-taker with 15 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 21.73 and an economy rate of 6.93.
“To be honest, I was very hopeful that I would be selected for the upcoming ODI series against Australia, especially because of the way I had been bowling in recent times where I have done really well with the new and old ball,” he told PakPassion. “It would have been great to get a chance to play for Pakistan before the World Cup and this would also have been good for Pakistan as they would have a senior bowler amongst their ranks.
“Having an experienced person like me is crucial as there is a lack of a senior bowler to help out our current crop of bowlers during match situations.
“I suppose being part of the Pakistan squad again is not in my destiny and I can only control what is within my hands, but I know that I did my best in terms of bowling, fielding and fitness and am satisfied with my own performances.”