ISLAMABAD - Test discarded Pakistan’s cricketer Sohail Tanvir vows to continue his good form, which he excelled in Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and wants to impress the selectors to make his way into the national squad.

Sohail had played in only two matches so far and grabbed 6 wickets conceding only 41 runs in 8 overs with one of them was also a maiden over. His victim were the likes of New Zealand former skipper Brendon McCullum, who was out caught behind on very first delivery by top all-rounder Sohail Tanvir.

Talking to The Nation from Caribbean, Tanvir said: “I am representing Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL and I have not only been performing well but also ready to shine further as the league unfolds. I have picked 4 wickets in my very first match against St Kitts, conceding only 20 runs in 4 overs, while in the second match against Trinbago Knight Rider, I took 2-21, which also included the wicket of Brendon McCullum and dashing compatriot Umar Akmal. I am hopeful of performing well in the upcoming matches.”

To a query regarding being excluded from Test, ODI and T20 squads for a long time, Tanvir replied: “Off course, it pinches but I am a performer and always bounce back and win my place back in the national team trough sheer hard work. I am still hopeful of getting recall for ODIs against England and then one-off T20 international as well. My job is to perform and leave the rest on the selectors to decide.”

When asked about chances of Pakistan team in the upcoming series against England, he said: “It will be highly tough and difficult series for Pakistan. The things will not be easy, but Pakistan can perform well against the odds and when things are not going in their favour, like we had witnessed a number of times in the past, English conditions would be tough, but we have very strong bowling attack, which can easily rip apart any given batting order. M AAamir, Wahab Riaz and Imran Khan are more than capable of destroying strong English top order.”

“Our main concern like always will be batting. If Pakistani batting clicks, let me assure all, the bowlers will also not allow England batsmen to dictate terms. Pakistan has also the luxury of having one of the world’s best leg spinner in shape of Yasir Shah, who had showed in the past, how deadly he would be and English conditions could favour him too while Zulfiqar Babar is also a world class left arm spinner,” he added.

“Pakistan team needs to be focused and batsmen must try to spend as much time as they can on crease, runs will start coming thick and fast. If Pakistani openers survive initial Anderson and Broad spells, it will be much easy to face other bowlers and Pakistan stands bright chances, but in case Pakistan lose early wickets, then it would be very difficult to stage comeback in the match, as English bowlers never required any second invitations, I am quite hopeful keeping in mind batting greats like Younus Khan, skipper Misbahul Haq, Azhar Ali, with Hafeez, Asad Shafik and Sarfraz in the lower middle order, Pakistan would excel and come out with wonders,” Sohail concluded.