Sohail Tanvir switches PSL teams for the fourth time, joins Quetta Gladiators ahead of fourth season

Sohail Tanvir switches PSL teams for the fourth time, joins Quetta Gladiators ahead of fourth season

Tanvir played for the Multan Sultans in PSL 3.

Sohail Tanvir, captain of Pakistan Hong Kong World Sixes 2017
Sohail Tanvir, captain of Pakistan. (Photo Source: Facebook)

Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir has switched teams for a fourth time ahead of the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Tanvir was playing for the Multan Sultans during the third season, but as teams prepare to retain and transfer their players ahead of the upcoming season, the Sultans have traded Sohail Tanvir to the Quetta Gladiators.

According to confirmations sent to Geo.tv, left-arm pacer Tanvir has been traded for a player who will feature in the diamond category round at the players’ draft. “The franchises have informed the PSL management about the move and are now waiting for a final approval,” the source added.

Move to Quetta

The Quetta Gladiators will hence be the fourth team for the player since the inaugural edition of the PSL. In the first edition of Pakistan’s franchise-based T20 tournament, Tanvir represented the Karachi Kings. He then moved to the Lahore Qalandars in the second and played for the Multan Sultans in the third edition.

The pacer has 130 international wickets under his belt. The T20 veteran has played over 290 matches and has picked up as many as 301 wickets in the shortest format. Tanvir made his international debut during the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup held in South Africa.

He played in both thrilling encounters against India, the first one eventuating in a bowl-out which India won 3-0, while the Men in Blue clinched the all-important final of the tournament which was their second meeting. Tanvir was almost the hero for Pakistan in the final but was unable to see his side through alongside Misbah ul-Haq. He, however, went on to win the T20 World Cup in 2009 as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka to lift the trophy.

The players’ draft for PSL 2019 will be held on November 20 in Islamabad, with the Qalandars having the first pick.

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