Tanvir calls for mature attitude

12 April 2018 05:19:16 EST

Left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir is hoping Guyana Amazon Warriors can finally cash in on their consistency in the Caribbean Premier League.

The Warriors have qualified for the latter stages of the previous five tournaments and reached three finals but are yet to be crowned champions.

After finishing as the leading wicket-taker in the 2017 edition, the Pakistan star has been retained for a third season.

"My feeling is maybe we panic when it comes to the crucial stages," Tanvir said.

"Maybe it is because we don't have enough experience in our dugout in terms of our playing XI. We don't have big names but we play as a team. But on the other hand, with a lack of experience, that's what happens sometimes. Players get under pressure."

Tanvir was the most prolific bowler last year after bagging a haul that included figures of 5-3 against Barbados.

He added: "The day before I looked at the pitch and there was a greyish look. That means the moisture was there and I told my team-mates "tomorrow is going to be my day".

"Honestly, I wasn't expecting it to be 5-3 but I knew the ball would do something. When it's swinging I know I have that strength to do well against any batsman.

"I played alongside Eoin Morgan at the T10 tournament. He mentioned to me that if you bowled this ball to any left-handed batsman you will get him out nine times out of 10."

Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings are 4/5 to win the IPL this year and Mumbai Indians can be backed at 1212/1.

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