POST TIME: 23 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Tanvir made new Sixers captain
Sports Reporter, Dhaka

Tanvir made new Sixers captain

Sylhet Sixers gave the new responsibility to Pakistan all-rounder Sohel Tanvir making him their new captain to bring them back on the right track of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after their initial captain David Warner went away.

The globe-trotting Tanvir felt honoured to be captain of a BPL team though the captaincy is not new thing for him. He captained in Canada Premier League beside the local teams in Pakistan.

After being named as Sylhet Sixers captain, the experienced all-rounder said that their hopes to play at Play-Off stage of the BPL Twenty20 Cricket Tournament have not finished yet. But he admitted that the situations the Sixers are now in that are not ideal one. He also said that there is nothing ‘end’ in the shorter format of game where anyone can stand tall at any time, none can predict it.

“It’s right that we’re not in the ideal situations at the moment, but we’ll try our level best to lift our spirit up, it's a matter of one or two games. When you’ll win and gain the momentum, you never know,” said Sohel Tanvir.

“Every tournament it comes on the last matches. So, as I said we’re not in the ideal situation and we’ll try to win the next couple of games and then you never know,” Tanvir told media after their practice session yesterday.

Following their back-to-back drubbing in Sylhet and Dhaka, the Sixers remain rooted to the sixth position on the points-chart, just above Khulna Titans, who are now languishing at rock bottom with just two points. They chalked up just four points from seven matches. Currently, they have remained five outings  

The Sixers new captain said that they still have five matches if they all will try together and evolve through one by one match approach. He also said that they will device a combine plan so that they could win the next couple of games and make their play-off hopes.  

“I’ve worked with Waqar (Younis) bhai in the Pakistan team. And he is very passionate and there is no language barrier. As far as plan is concern, as I said, we’ll take one game at a time,” he said. “We’ve five games ahead from where we’ve to at least win three-four games to live up our chances to make it to the play offs,” he also said.

“I’ve spoken to the boys (about the situation). We lost two games back to back. Now if we can win two-three games back to back as well, it’ll be glad for us to go into the next stage,” he added.

When asked about missing of David Warner, “We’re gonna miss Warner not only as a batsman but also a good leader. He’s very energetic in the dugout as well. And he’s leading from the front and scoring runs.”

The Pakistani player made his assessment behind their shocking losses once and again, and said that they didn’t sparkle together. But he believes they have ability if they could do it altogether it’s possible to come back on track.