India in England 2011

Manoj Tiwary replaces Rohit in ODI squad

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September 4, 2011

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Manoj Tiwary, the Bengal batsman, has been named as the replacement for Rohit Sharma in India's ODI squad in England. Rohit fractured his right index finger during the first ODI in Durham and has been ruled out of the remainder of the series.

India are also waiting on the fitness of Sachin Tendulkar, who missed the first ODI because of an aggravation of an old toe injury. He is scheduled to visit a surgeon in London on September 5.

Tiwary has played three ODIs for India, the last two being in the West Indies in June, when he made only 2 and 22. Since then, however, Tiwary travelled to Australia for the Emerging Players Tournament, in which he scored 188 in a three-day match against New Zealand A and 59 against Australia Institute of Sport. He also made 45 not out and 36 in two Twenty20 matches on that tour.

Tiwary said he wanted to carry on his rich vein of form from that tournament. "When you are in good form, you need to cash in on the opportunities that are provided to you," Tiwary told PTI. "For me, the Emerging Players Tour in Australia was a big confidence-booster and I would like to carry my good form to England.

"I think my 188 against New Zealand A was one of my best innings. The ball did seam around and I batted confidently. I have been on A tours before but thanks to coach Bharath Arun who let me bat at my preferred No. 4 slot, which did my confidence a world of good."

It has been a tough tour for India so far, losing 4-0 in the Tests and the solitary Twenty20 match as well. "That's a big challenge for me," Tiwary said. "If I have to cement my place then I have to score in a pressure scenario."

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Posted by Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas_Atheist on (September 6, 2011, 14:14 GMT)

Where is Ambati Rayudu? Mind boggling, since Shivlal Yadav is the manager for ODIs and everybody in India knows the rough life Rayudu had to lead as a result of Shivlal Yadav and his son Arjun Yadav. I don't see any future for Rayudu unless he scores tonnes and tonnes in domestics and IPL. Once you score tonnes in IPL, you cannot be ignored. All the best to that Genius Rayudu.

Posted by crickanna on (September 6, 2011, 11:29 GMT)

Remember Paul Valthatty in the IPL. He should have been brought now !!!

Posted by   on (September 6, 2011, 10:55 GMT)

There are many players from CSK in Indian team because.. Chennai is the only team that wins consistently in all competitions...

Posted by Rumy1 on (September 6, 2011, 9:09 GMT)

Should the greatest batsman of our era hang up his boots for good from all versions.For a great at age 38,leaving spotlight gracefully at peak is always better than being asked to leave.With so much wear and tear from playing intern'l cricket for 22 long years,body just can't sustain the rigours of modern day fast paced intern'l cricket.Reflexes also do not remain the same at age 38.I am sure Dravid would retire earlier than Sachin given Dravid's maturity and conduct.I don't think there is more than a year of Test cricket left in Laxman as well.So between a year/a year and half, these three greats would have gone from Test cricket.Moreover,given fitness levels,technical deficiencies against short pitch stuff and disciplinary issues with Gambhir,I don't think he will be able to retain a Test spot. It is unfortunate.So who replaces these four.I think Jaffer straight away walks in to the Test team at No.1 slot.Pujara walks in for Dravid.Badri comes in for Sachin. Kaif comes in for Laxman.

Posted by Rumy1 on (September 6, 2011, 8:44 GMT)

Badri's selection is the first non-bizzare thing that the selectors have done in recent times. It is interesting to note that they keep ignoring the most deserving ODI name - Md.Kaif again and again. He deserves a recall back into the ODI team. He has just made 82 in a BCCI tournament. Md.Kaif has had a superb run in the last two-three domestic seasons. At 31, he still has some years of cricket in him and is still the fittest cricketer in India today. Kaif could also fill in that elusive No.6 spot in Tests too. For Tests, Wasim Jaffer - who is the best non-playing bat in India today, needs to replace Gambhir; Pujara a standby for Dravid; Badrinath a standby for Sachin and Kaif a standby for Laxman. To fill in the shoes of these greats, you do not need greenhorns. Yuvraj, Rohit, Kohli and Raina are purely ODI and T20 materials. So they should be preserved for shorter versions. Yusuf must be brought in for T20s. There is nobody more deserving than him for a T20 slot in the country today.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 23:17 GMT)

There you go, again! Manoj Tiwary makes it! Here we have a batsman who has been playing for some 7 years, and does not have a single List A 100, and an average of 37.

Posted by JackJak on (September 5, 2011, 19:17 GMT)

Also where is pradeep sangwan..he seemed to be a fit pretty decent left arm pacer..good fielder..can also hold the bat and whack a few..but yet we stick on to same lousy tried and tested names like RP Singh, Ashish Nehra, Sreesanth..going back time and again to these same guys like there is nobody else. They actually want us to believe there is no one else..which is in itself a big conspiracy

Posted by IrfanRocks on (September 5, 2011, 15:23 GMT)

Right now Indian team have many CSK Players thn any other team and also got more chances thn any other team...Dhoni/ashwin/raina/vijay/saha/badrinath. So Mr. Srikant i must tell you that this is NOT YOUR TEAM....THIS IS NOT CSK, its Indian Team...YOU SHOULD ALSO GIVE CHANCES TO OTHER PLAYERS..

Posted by lazyplayers on (September 5, 2011, 13:05 GMT)

Apparently Dhoni has problems with any guy who gets paid well in IPL (or more than him in IPL) and they don't have performances to back them as automatic choice like Gauti. So wherever he can influence he had done his best to keep those players away. Dropping Yusuf at first mistake. Preferrring Jadeja over him, ignoring Uthappa continuously and In fact he had always tried to keep Parthiv away too but for the limited choice he got a chance.

Posted by JackJak on (September 5, 2011, 13:03 GMT)

It's time for a new Indian Test Team. Dravid might be doing well..but its good all go together so that the young guys know its them now..confidence comes from that.

1.Rahane 2. Mithun (or) Wasim Jaffer 3. Pujara 4. Rohit Sharma 5.Manoj Tiwari(should be told to bowl leg spin) 6.Yuvraj Singh(Left Arm-Spin has to bowl full time and spin the ball) 7.Robin Uthappa or Ambatti Rayuddu(Wicketkeepers) 8.Stuart Binny/Irfan Pathan/Ravindra Jadeja or Abhishek Nayaar(depending on form and conditions) 9.Deepak Chahar or Praveen Kumar(swing bowlers)10.Pankaj Singh(or)Ishanth Sharma(tall bowlers) 11.Varun Aaron (fast bowler)This kind of team would be good in England. No point taking spinners who are not going to do too much. In Indian conditions we could sacrifice a fast bowler and play Ashwin, or Rahul Sharma

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 12:40 GMT)

@Abhi Murali - Uthappa needs to lose 15 kilos before he gets back on the team! What Nepotism are u talking of?

Posted by JackJak on (September 5, 2011, 12:37 GMT)

Obviously Uthappa is a threat to Dhoni's role in the team..Uthappa surely has the goods to be a far better batsmen than Dhoni..Also he is technically far better and an opener. So obviously Uthappa is purposely being kept away ..may not be just by Dhoni..but also by Dhoni's sponsors and the kind of Ad revenue that he generates plays a big role..Lot of fishy things happen and the more u think the more u see

Posted by kap1 on (September 5, 2011, 12:36 GMT)

Horrible team selection, from the start. Explosive batsmen Yousuf, who bats at diifficult no 7 slot gets excuded...he has single handadly won few test macthes for India , indlg in SA, Indoa and SriLanka. Game changer like him deserve longer run and better batting slot. Cant wait for Srikanth to move on -has detroyed future of India's one da Dhoni iny cricket ( and test) - clearly has vested interest together with promiting the IPL Madras colleagues. Another one missing out is Uthappa - just cannot see how he can be left out. Dhoni. GAnmhir, Zaheet and others cannot be in all forms of ganle - selectors ( hopefully new sensible ones) need to make these tough calls. Hopefully they will not be swayed by players brand value.

Posted by JackJak on (September 5, 2011, 12:35 GMT)

Robin Uthappa, Ambatti Rayudu all would make good replacements for Dhoni..Dhoni's time has already come and gone and we better do something now than later

Posted by ThatzMyView on (September 5, 2011, 12:21 GMT)

feel very sorry for Uthappa, hope there is a change in selection committee soon!

Posted by KareemAffan on (September 5, 2011, 12:11 GMT)

Where is Yusuf Pathan???? How can you forget a man so fast???? He would have been the best choice when he did so well against South Africa.....

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 11:40 GMT)

The omission of Robin Uthappa from the scheme of things has yet again stirred the hornet's nest. Time and again, he has felt the cold shoulders from the BCCI , despite his many successful outings ( dat include some bold batting in england a few summers ago & later on in the T20 WC ). I sincerely hope this is not a case of nepotism , and like most Indians, would want to see him fit the bill soon for the Indian Cricket Team.

Posted by Joyron on (September 5, 2011, 11:32 GMT)

Manoj Tiwari showed a lot of promise while playing for KKR last season. But I must admit that I am surprised with all the talk on how selectors are purposely leaving Uthappa out of the ODI/T20 team as some "big conspiracy". Though the Bangalore lad showed a lot of promise when he debuted for India four years back his recent poor run in form has ruined his chances for a return to the team. He had a pretty poor form in IPL as well which is the only indicator (howsoever flawed) at present to judge current form! Sorry Robin!

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 11:27 GMT)

where is Badrinath, Irfan Pathan, Yousuf pathan or even Dinesh Mongia or Ajit Agarkar or most Ravi Shastri ? It woun't change much.... 4-0, 1-0, 4-0 = 9-0 Get the system changed, play proper cricket, I mean more importance to first class cricket, no T20 before a player is 22/23 years. And the crowd should also learn to appreceate proper 3 day or 5 day cricket. With people geathering for T20 with Shahrook or Pretty dancing around and cheer grils bouncing beyond the boundary will not take us any where. It's the cricket ball which should bounce and seam in our wickets ... only then we can be a true cricketing nation.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 11:20 GMT)

Unfair that Manoj is selected when clearly Badrinath deserves another chance. also saurabh tiwary did nothing wrong in the odis he played yet he is behind manoj who avg 8 after 3 matches. Parthiv and Rahane gave been very impressive and 1 or 2 more big knocks will cement them in the indian squads for future series. parthiv is better then mukund and vijay and raina for test matches i think. Rahane now MUST be chosen in test side, he is very good and he has earned his chance and taken it with both hands.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 11:19 GMT)

this is worst selection... on what bases they are selecting the team... uthappa rahane dravid kohli rayudu raina dhoni irfan praveen ashwin munaf... this team will be better for ODIs in England... badrinadh and kohli are the right persons for 1st nd 2nd down.. but we should give a chance this time to dravid

Posted by puneet_usa on (September 5, 2011, 11:00 GMT)

MY HONEST FEEDBACK AS FAR AS UTHAPPA IS THAT SOMEONE HIGH UP- MAY BE DHONI OR WHOEVER IT MAY BE FEELS HIGHLY INSECURE ABOUT HIS PLACE IN THE TEAM IF UTHAPPA MAKES A FLYING COME BACK TO THE NATIONAL TEAM- WHOEVER WAS SAYING THAT HE JUST MAKES QUICK 30 AND THATS IT- WELL YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE MUCH BETTER THAN PLAYERS WHO SCORE A FIFTY OR A CENTURY EVERY 30 MATCHES AND THEN GO IN SNOOOZE MODE- COME ON PEOPLE READ THE STATS CAREFULLY- UTHAPPA IS A GRITTY FIGHETER STYLE CRICKETER- INDIAN TEAM NEED PLAYERS LIKE HIM- EVEN THOUGH HE MIGHT FAIL WITH BAT- HE WILL GIVE 100 PERCENT WHETHER KEEPING WICKETS OR FIELIDING ANYWHERE-- TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.....!!!!

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 10:46 GMT)

GO AHEAD MANOJ. GO AHEAD MANOJ. BEST OF LUCK.

Posted by mrcool on (September 5, 2011, 10:16 GMT)

Most of the people here knows only IPL...first thing one day team selection should be based on 50 over format performance in dometics not on 4 day matches...uthappa scored 1 hundred and 4 fifties in vijay hazare trophy with more than 150 strike rate...is it bad performance or is it not consistency?and there are many players who performs in domestics with high averages but never performs for india like rohit sharma.while average player like Robin singh who never performed in domestics has successful international career.uthappa is like Robin singh who dont have high domestic first class average but he can be successful in international matches.selectors needs to change vision .

Posted by DINESHCC on (September 5, 2011, 10:07 GMT)

WHY YOU PEOPLE ARE CRYING FOR IRFAN, UTHAPPA, SAURAB TIWARY, KARTHIK, YOUSUF PATHAN, PUJARA, ASHOK MENERIA. ALL THESE PLAYERS WILL GET A CHANCE BEFORE THE END OF SERIES. WHEN THE MATCH PROGRESS AT LEAST ANOTHER 5 PLAYERS WILL GET INJURED AND THESE PLAYERS WILL GET A CHANCE. BUT ALL OUR INJURED PLAYERS WILL DEFINITELY FIT FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 9:52 GMT)

where is Yusuf Pathan , we will allrounder who can bowl in middle 5-10 overs for India

Posted by spinkingKK on (September 5, 2011, 9:51 GMT)

On current form and on the fielding skills, Manoj Tiwary was the most appropriate selection. However, I do agree that Uthappa is (was) a very good prospect for India. Not just because he has done this and that. Becuase, Uthappa was showing the heart to fight it out with the best of the bests. He had no problem in walking to slog Brett Lee for a six when there was a free hit. That is the mentality one has to appreciate. KKD Karthik also had that mentality. Aaron should be brought in to bring some bite to the bowling. In the last game, India batted well. However, they were still on the back foot because the bowling was a big concern. I sincerly hope Tiwary does well in this series. Becuase, I would like to encourage those youngsters who treats the cricket like a real sport and enjoy their fielding and sweat it out rather than chiling down in field after scoring a century.

Posted by Boomastic on (September 5, 2011, 9:45 GMT)

I am sure the Truth will prevail and one day Srikkanth biased against Uthappa will come out...why uthappa not even in 30 probables for t20 side

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 9:41 GMT)

Surprising that Uthappa is high on the list. Dont you feel he's been given enough chances and shown only flashes of brilliance. What we need is somebody who will be consistent. Uthappa has proved to be good for a quick fire 30. Thats about it!

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 9:37 GMT)

its time Rohit sharma is never admitted back into the national team! First ball broken finger to medium pacer like Broad! Raina is waaay better in comparison. Damn weakling!

Posted by sravanmalle on (September 5, 2011, 9:24 GMT)

It's been quite a long time since we donot have reasonably good bowling department. BCCI needs to do focus on bringing the Fast Bowlers who can bowl at good pace with consistency. We have seen Ishant Sharma bowling at 145 kph in the early days and lacking the consistency. Given the current situation, we are depending on only one bowler for example zaheer khan. Indian team will be tough to beat anywhere in the world if they can bring the Faster bowlers who can bowl at good pace with consistency.

Posted by Anvith21 on (September 5, 2011, 9:11 GMT)

So far whatever the comments posted on indian batting and bowling failures are just out frustation and the fact that india lost several matches with unfit players. If for any reason India were victorious then the same people would have praised the same unfit players to the sky. Very unfair to judge the player form or contribution based on win or loose...its part of the game. Yes selector should take wise and correct decission whom to play and whom to rest. If we reduce the number of matches or rest the key players again the same people comment differently blaming selectors too. So Bottom line is rotaion basis select players for all formats based on form not the name or experience. My Team is 1. Mukund, 2. Rahane, 3. Kohli, 4. Tiwary, 5. Rohit, 6. Raina, 7. Parthiv, 8. Praveen, 9. Ashwin, 10. Iqbal, 11. Ishanth. 12. Mithun

Posted by mohsin9975 on (September 5, 2011, 9:10 GMT)

Utthappa himself says he cant remain lean nd fit for longer periods. Also the need of the hour for the playing eleven is a low risk batsman at no.5. Utthapa is ultra aggro like y pathan nd doesnt fit in team hence..India is finding it difficult to play out the quota of overs. Utthappa wont help.Badri wud hav been ideal. Bt manoj is ok if he has improved on his short ball handling..His 188 in aus vs nz a must hav helped

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 9:06 GMT)

I dont think Tiwary is a good choice. He has shown his weakness against short pitch bowling in the past. Rayadu has been kept in the wings for too long!

Posted by sravanmalle on (September 5, 2011, 9:02 GMT)

I think if Tendulkar rules out of ODI's, Saurabh Tiwary should be given a chance in the middle order. This will be a good exposure for lot of young players in the absence of senior players particularly playing overseas.

Posted by shahid14366 on (September 5, 2011, 8:51 GMT)

please call pathan brothers both are the back bone of india......................

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 8:48 GMT)

Robin Uthappa all the way!!

Posted by Rhododendron on (September 5, 2011, 8:41 GMT)

Unfortunately, i fail to realize the cause behind the huge support that uthappa seems to generate. Have we not already witnessed the fate of our home-grown T20 tonkers in international conditions overseas? The guy averages a mediocre 40 in first-class cricket and has had 25 games in international cricket without establishing himself. Surely, tiwary, with an average of 55, deserves more opportunities.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 8:41 GMT)

It's a shame Pragyan Ojha was ignored, for all formats of the game. He turned out for Surrey, on a limited-period contract, and has been doing well, for them. He had figures of 6 wickets for 8 runs, helping Surrey beat Northants comprehensively, a few days ago. He is hightly rated, and is easily the best spinner in India - but our man Srikkanth obviously on a different plane. Manoj Tiwari is a fair replacement for Rohit Sharma, although some players might still root for Yusuf Pathan. Ajinkya Rahane has been pleasing to watch. He is quick on his feet, and timing and placement are a treat. India still needs to work on their bowling.

Posted by mohsin9975 on (September 5, 2011, 8:39 GMT)

Contd....Lastly please pick aaron in 11. Vinay is useless. Wud b better to try him out now when no ones having huge expectations. Vinay may hav got lots of fc wickets, bt in internationals he looks out of place.He cant get u wickets at all at his pace, minimal swing nd short stature.Very defensive tactic from dhoni. We already have praveen nd munaf to bowl tight lines. Aaron will b perfect fit if he can bowl at 140kph with some contrl. I think s.arvind from krntaka is also a gud bowler

Posted by truebleue_cricfan on (September 5, 2011, 8:33 GMT)

Continuing from my last post... Tendulkar's inability to hook or pull even some innocuous short pitched deliveries stood out like a sore thumb in the test seriesand looked pretty ugly when he got pinged on the helmet. Inability to spot the short ball quick enough? I think so. His old failing of falling to the good lenght incoming delivery was also on display. Anderson kept exploiting this weakness (everyone has been doing it, for that matter over the past few years). Takes his eyes off the ball when it swings in late? I think so. Laxman, for all his achievements in the last year was his usual self. No feet movement. And an expression of disbelief after he had been comprehensively bowled. No, it wasnt a 'peach' of a delivery as the commentators put it. It was just plain lazy and poor batting. We need players with good technique, equipped to handle the short ball and the moving ball. I believe these youngsters of Rahane, Tiwary and Pujara could well be the ones who could do that.

Posted by mohsin9975 on (September 5, 2011, 8:29 GMT)

I think tiwary is a decent choice as per team combination. He is moderately aggressive batsman fit at no.5 .S tiwary, y pathan, pandey are high risk players which we already hav in the team-parthiv nd raina.M tiwary is in form nd played well in aus vs aus a,nz a, nd sa a. Last time i saw he struggled wid shortballs. His success in aus in 4day format means he must hav sorted it out. Badri-stodgy player.We already hav dravid nd msd to do dat job. Rayudu is indias chamara silva-scratchy,needs to prove in domestic circuit. Valthaty is still unproven in domestic.Irfan needs to play domestic cricket. Most of the players mentioned above r suspect to shortballs. M tiwary if he s sorted it is fine otherwise i think badri was d best as he handles shortballs well

Posted by reghuh on (September 5, 2011, 8:18 GMT)

Inclusion of Rahane and Patel in the team was a good decision.Rahane showed immense technique and great attitude which is required in the start of an innings.Mainly the scoreboard was ticking and it was fun watching Parthiv and Rahane on the go.Now in the second ODI the ideal team should be Rahane,Patel,Kohli,Sachin,Tiwari,Raina,Dhoni,R.Jadeja,R.Ashwin,P Kumar,M.Patel which means 7 batsmen,1 all rounder,4 bowlers (including allrounder)+ 2 parttime bowlers (raina,kohli)

Posted by truebleue_cricfan on (September 5, 2011, 8:16 GMT)

Tiwary is a good selection. We need players who exhibit decent technique. Rahane has been impressive and the reason he has succeeded is that he has a good technique. I think it will be the same with Tiwary. Pujara is another player who can be considered. I think we have experimented far too long with the likes of Raina and Yuvraj who cannot be matchwinners on a consistent basis. Forget being matchwinners, you cannot rely on them to preserve their wickets on juicy wickets without getting the feeling that they can fall anytime. And that was the difference in the test series as well. India's middle order just caved in on juicy wickets with the exception of Dravid. Tendulkar, for all his supposedly good technique was also found out (for the umpteenth time, I should add). His inability to hook or pull even some innocuous short deliveries stood out like a sore thumb.

to be continued...

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 8:07 GMT)

UTHAPPA LAST ODI-Jul 6, 2008 we all people cry to bring him back from 2008, he is the only man who can replace shewaq,

Posted by Naresh28 on (September 5, 2011, 7:53 GMT)

Its nice to see that for batting India has a fair amount of talent. Its in the bowling department that we need more emphasis. I like how Manoj performed in Australia with the emerging players. There was also Surobh Tiwary who also played well. Then Rahane looks like a good future prospect. He certainly has seized that opportunity. It would be nice if India could blood Varun for a game or two. Dhoni and the coaches should know first hand who is good enough to fit in. Sometimes the playing eleven is better with left/right bowling/batting combinations.

Posted by mrcool on (September 5, 2011, 7:49 GMT)

Raina just know 1 shot and sometimes it is going for six...if he has technique how he didnt scored runs in test series...uthappa's technique is far better compared to raina.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 7:27 GMT)

India needs Swami Niyanandha to win outside India '''

Posted by mrcool on (September 5, 2011, 7:25 GMT)

those who are saying uthappa hasnt done anything special in ranji matches...please check his vijay hazare trophy record this year.he also performed in duleep trophy with three fifties..selectors are expecting too much from him..he can score quick fifties if not centuries..he can be good choice at no 5 or no 6 in indian team.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 7:19 GMT)

I wish now either of Dhoni or Patel gets injured and Uthappa enters .....

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 7:15 GMT)

When is Varun Aaron going to get a game.....They still played Vinay Kumar who was miserable in the T20 clash. What is the use of creating all the hype of his(Varun) pace when he is not gonna get any chance to play. Friends does anyone have any clue where is Atul Sharma the fast bowler with 160kmph pace who was supposed to make his appearance in IPL... two seasons passed by but he was not seen....there is always a creebing about genuine fast bowlers but when u get a chance to generate a few of them they are not taken care of. Similar case with Umesh Yadav who was sent to the Zimbabwe tour when he bowled without any guidance and couldn't perform that well and now he doesn't even get a chance. Young players flourish when they get a chance to play with the experienced players which I dont see it happening........

Posted by anuraag.singh on (September 5, 2011, 6:57 GMT)

If some one deserves the place in the team than he is non-other than Robin Uttappa.

Posted by BubbleNish on (September 5, 2011, 6:33 GMT)

its time now that he should be handed a test debut..

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 6:30 GMT)

There is a huge difference between Raina and Uttapha. Uttapha is more like Yusuf pathan with no real technique. Raina is much better player who have been delivering for India.

I really like Rahne. Look at his technique and play...he can be future of indian batting..

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 6:26 GMT)

Rayudu and Uthappa are good player but goo in Indian conditions and the T20's. Tiwary is the best repleacement for Rohit considering his present form.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 6:22 GMT)

@ hello my frnd u said uthappa dint do anything special recently to earn call to national side then law should be same against all...if you are talking about performances other than ipl then what rp singh or jadeja ,parthiv patel ,rohit sharma doing ahead of rayudu ,badri, uthappa ..and if u go by ranji run scorers rayudu,uthappa,badri,these are all their among top 5....uthappa have intl experience and he is good against short ball plus he bats like sehwag at the top and also can keep wickets so that dhoni could ball 1 or 2 overs.....

Posted by IqsXI on (September 5, 2011, 6:14 GMT)

Why no Uthappa!!!?????! I think he is in a good form now.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 6:11 GMT)

we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...we want uthappa ...whats wrong with srikkant we have so much talented guys like irfan,yusuf,uthappa and selectors selecting rookies without much experience playing in those conditions.....for god sake change this selection panel then only india can get back to no.1 in all formatsssssssss

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 6:09 GMT)

@Jawwad - We'll see mate... :)

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 5:56 GMT)

great selection! to give manoj tiwari a fair chance that he deserves. he is a very aggasive batsman when he gets going he can hit the ball like anything, a great fielder. can be a huge boost to the indian team.

Posted by mskkishore on (September 5, 2011, 5:55 GMT)

Even though the Manoj is good choice but Rayudu must be selected.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 5:44 GMT)

Great Opportunity for him..

Posted by Rahulbose on (September 5, 2011, 5:16 GMT)

For India winning or losing in the ODIs will not change the series. This tour will remembered for the 4-0 loss. So best thing to do is to play all the young players against this top quality Eng side and plan for future.

Posted by anver777 on (September 5, 2011, 5:14 GMT)

India's Injury list is so long..........now BCCI can arrange practice matches between FIT XI vs UNFIT XI

Posted by Firoz_Raja on (September 5, 2011, 5:02 GMT)

For all Irfan fans: Irfan can't make it to the national side as he isn't playing any cricket. He needs to be playing domestic cricket very regularly and start hitting the deck again at 80+ mph with some appreciable swing. Manoj Tiwary is an apt choice over Yusuf Pathan or Robin. Yusuf is extremely flamboyant cricketer but he needs to be a little witty to improve his consistency. But yes Ravindra Jadeja's selection is baffling. I hope that Rahane gets all 5 ODIs and Parthiv doesn't again go to oblivion after the English tour. In bowling department, Varun Aaron should be given a go in the 2nd ODI itself as we need some genuine quickies when we lock horns against Aussies down under later this year.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 5:00 GMT)

Why all the people are crying for Uttapha! He has not done anything special for long!... Rayadu can be a good choice, but let him get some more runs in domestic cricket.... and dont judge anyone by his performence in the circus IPL.

Posted by rprajkumar on (September 5, 2011, 4:36 GMT)

Its surprising , why Paul Valthaty was not considered...Very much a promising cricketer...

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 4:29 GMT)

saurabh tiwari better options ....coz he is a good middile order batsman....good hard hitter....

Posted by mrcool on (September 5, 2011, 4:03 GMT)

if srikkanth is not biased against uthappa why didnt he include uthappa even in 30 probables for t20 world cup twice and in world cup 2011..uthappa not that bad player to out of top 30 cricketers in india.srikkanth is giving chance to jadeja and rohit sharma again and again also if inconsistent raina can be in team why not inconsistent uthappa?

Posted by amit.80s on (September 5, 2011, 4:01 GMT)

How come they pick M. Tiwary coz on the basis of RP and Jadeja's selection theory M.Kaif was next in line maybe he will replace Tendulkar.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 3:50 GMT)

do anything u will be outplayed in ODI's as well go England go

Posted by AmericanDesi420 on (September 5, 2011, 3:06 GMT)

Manoj is a committed and passionate cricketer. He will answer the critics in next few games.. Also, i wonder whats going on with Ravindra Jadeja and Yousuf Pathan???

Posted by Noboundary on (September 5, 2011, 2:52 GMT)

Irfan, Uthappa have had their chances... on the basis of current form selecting Tiwari is a right choice. This should help build him up for the series in Australia.

Posted by Raj12345 on (September 5, 2011, 2:06 GMT)

Guys, who cry for Rayudu and Uthappa , please stop your cries here. Be honest. People like Tiwary & Rahane, Puraja & Badri piled runs like anything so far in last 5 to 6 years. Who is Rayudu, what is his BG, he is just hype and also Uthappa. whoever support these 2 were complains about Chikka that he is favoring TN, now he is not ready to select any TN player. what is your comment now? Even after Chikka gone after Sep, these 2 can't make into team. By simply writing often on cric info not going to make any sense. These 2 need to score runs in domestic then let us see. We can't cry because of they were auctioned for crore in IPL. Soon Indian cricket will become USA sports selection model, then no one can't make into team with just IPL hype.

Posted by SundeepRaj on (September 5, 2011, 1:27 GMT)

Where is Robin Uttappa.. He is a Real Hero He Can Sue the English Bowlers.. Pls BBCI For God Sake get him into the Team.. Pls leave all ur Egos for the Sake of the Country and as well for the sake of Fans..

Posted by mahendra1 on (September 5, 2011, 1:21 GMT)

Manoj Tiwary is the right choice the selector made. He is having the great form with bat since a long time. However, he look likes more a longer version player than shorter one. Therefore, I am looking forward his selection for Tests in Australia.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 1:20 GMT)

Tiwary is a fairly good to replace Rohit, but I dont no why srikanth picked up VinayKumar,I am sorry to say, He is not an international bowler. Selectors should have given Utappa or Rayudu or Irfan in place of Jadeja. In england conditions Irfan may outshine many of the current players in the team both as a batsman and bowler.

Posted by alim730 on (September 5, 2011, 0:07 GMT)

I only can say this is a poor selection. I think Uthappa or Rayudu should have been chosen. One important thing, pls bring the emerging cricketer like Uthappa, Rayudu, Paul Valathaty and Rahul Sharma. Dont let them lost for forever. otherwise Indian cricket will be in hammering like this tour.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 23:54 GMT)

when will they come with Irfan Pathan?

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 23:16 GMT)

An interesting choice though I would have liked to see Rayudu or Badrinath

Posted by TheUltimateTruth on (September 4, 2011, 21:22 GMT)

I am puzzled by some of the comments here. The selectors choose M.Tiwary, and many want Rayudu or Y.Pathan or Uthappa. If one of the first two of them had been chosen despite their poor performances in the emerging players tournament and WI, respectively, Srikanth/the selectors would have been criticised even then. One comment even alleges nepotism (Anirudha) when none of replacement players are even from Tamil Nadu let alone from Srikanth's family. What would Srikanth personally gain by selecting M.Tiwary instead of one of the others? The selectors as a group make these choices and this is a very reasonable choice given M.Tiwary's performance in the recent tournament. Why let the facts get in the way of your biased and bigoted opinions, eh?

Posted by Nampally on (September 4, 2011, 21:12 GMT)

I am glad to see quick action by the Indian selectors in naming a replacement for Rohit. They might as well send a couple of more players as choices for Dhoni especially bowlers where Indiia is very weak.This is in addition to Tiwary and even if Tendulkar is declared fit. I personally feel Tendulkar will not be ready to play for a couple of weeks with his toe swelling not going down. In any case it is better not to risk him playing & further aggravating it. Let him rest and start conditioning & strengthening exercises following its recovery. Aim at his fitness for the Australian Tour.India has opening bats already in England for present, although it will be difficult to fill Sachin's place.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 21:05 GMT)

Should have brought in Rayudu and put him in either 2nd or 3rd spot

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 21:03 GMT)

should have called up Rayudu and put him in 2nd or 3rd spot

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 20:39 GMT)

yusuf pathan? who said he should be selected. He is a player who plays when the team runs around him otherwise he is not going to perform that well. Since Indian team is filled with legends and they are highly obsessed with Sachin and Sehwag I don't see yusuf performing that well. Yusuf falls in category of people like shahid afridi and symonds who can blast opposition out in a match but can also get out very badly in others. In long term if yusuf works a bit more on his batting he would be a candidate was a star position in the team.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 20:37 GMT)

somepersons feel yousuf pathan failed as batsman i ask them did jadeja made india win if u remember yousuf pathan made 34 in t-20 and india won with same amount of runs in t-20 final.giving world cup.secondly yousuf wouls have been a better choice than jadeja

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 20:30 GMT)

if u see dhonis form since world cup how many matches he has played well ven raina why r they bin team. raina dhoni rp mishra manoj tiwari now it seems up and bihar team

Posted by Cravillioal on (September 4, 2011, 20:15 GMT)

Manoj Tiwary is a good choice. I would have liked to see Robin Uthappa also in the team.

Posted by jimbond on (September 4, 2011, 20:10 GMT)

Given Manoj Tiwari's history of problems against short pitched bowling, bad selection. Any one of Rayudu, Badrinath, Pujara, Irfan Pathan, Saurabh Tiwary, Manish Pandey could have been better.

Posted by rajkumar002 on (September 4, 2011, 19:25 GMT)

yusuf pathan would have been much better with his fireworks at no. 7 plus his bowling advantage.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 19:11 GMT)

Still no signs of Ambatti Rayadu, When will he get a break huh !

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 19:02 GMT)

I think yusuf pathan is a better choice because even comin in at number 7 he can turn the game upside down and he is a experienced player even wasim akram and ravi shastri prefer him.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 18:54 GMT)

With scores of 10, DNP, 1, 1, 30 in the five outings in WI, how do you expect Yousuf Pathan to be selected against a much stronger opponent? Yes he can be a terror to even bowlers like Dale Steyn, but that's when Steyn et al. bowl only 4 overs in a match played on a batsman friendly pitch.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 18:45 GMT)

y pathan no doubt exciting player but got more chances let him prove again by playing more domestic games

Posted by cric_freakNo2 on (September 4, 2011, 18:43 GMT)

why didnt selectors had a eye on classy badri ? he is such a good player that he can bat at any conditions and on any wicket . hope sachin gets injured and badri gets his place in team!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 18:41 GMT)

irfan pathan is not favoured by dhoni or coach or selectors. he will be playing IPL and domestic cricket always now. praveen kumar is okay to bowl at 70 mph even in test matches and for pathan even 80 mph is considered less. in IPL he bowled at 130+ pace with good swing bowling and good yorkers as well.

but he will never get a chance again. rp singh, sreesanth and every other bowler in the country will get a chance. but irfran will never get a chance like murali kartik.

murali kartik was always a no 3 spin bowler in the era of kumble / harbhahan. but once kumble retired kartik has disappeared from no 3 position in the spin dept as well inspite of him getting loads of wickets in english county and ranji trophy. even though harbhajan is struggling and all other spinners are struggling, murali kartik will retire playing first class cricket only.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 18:18 GMT)

With Srikanth at the helm,it is very unlikely for Uthappa or Irfan to breakthrough.Aniruddha ,hweveer could be called at a moments notice..aniruddha as an opener ..anyone

Posted by ashu.lifeisbeautiful on (September 4, 2011, 18:17 GMT)

Happy for Tiwari, he has to hit the ground running :). My choice was Badrinath even though he didn't have a great series in WI. For Irfan Pathan fans..... Irfan is not going to be selected ever as a batsman and as a 'slow' bowler in 2011 to later. Its a sorry state and Irfan fans have to live with it. The simple fact is that Irfan now does not match the team's requirement, else how do you ever explain his non-selection. But I still adore the fast bowler Irfan and his swinging deliveries, but that seems to be the past.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 18:04 GMT)

badrinath should in squad,worst selection

Posted by Navzkhan on (September 4, 2011, 17:53 GMT)

where is yousuf pathan? he could be handy in english conditions,he is a true match winner on his day.

Posted by umbuly on (September 4, 2011, 17:26 GMT)

Badri should have got a chance. Age should not be an excuse to deny justice.

Posted by crazytaurean on (September 4, 2011, 17:18 GMT)

Good to see Tiwary in the side. Should bat at 5 ahead of Raina and Dhoni

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 17:07 GMT)

good selection at last, hope he utilize the maximum

Posted by vpk23 on (September 4, 2011, 17:01 GMT)

Good thinking by the selectors!!! Tiwary's a good choice...An investment for the future...Let that be for the Tests as well.. A great fielder...And most importantly will be one of India's " X" factor in the long run...Your comments Dada...

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 17:01 GMT)

A very good apportunity to Manoj Tiwary provided he gets a place in the final eleven and makes his mark like Rehane. I wish the selectors send a replacement for "the God" as well.

Posted by rustyryan on (September 4, 2011, 16:56 GMT)

Tiwary will not be injured. Because he aint playing Champions League :P Raina will be injured in the next match, hopefully. And everyone will be fit for Champions league at the end of this month

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 16:52 GMT)

Dont get hurt in england otherwise you will not be available 4 kkr this time 4 champions league

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 16:43 GMT)

Still no Yusuf Pathan, i believe the BCCI selectors are a big fan of 'Waiting for goddard'. Baffling at best, i mean that man has hit the joint-fastest century in cricket, and you ignore him? Technique be damned, when that man gets going, bowlers (including Steyn, who i am afraid, is miles ahead of all English pacers combined) scamper for cover. And he is very very good with the tail. The gods must be crazy...

Posted by kancnaic on (September 4, 2011, 16:39 GMT)

can anyone tell me what happened to Irfan Pathan?Is he injured?If not is Ravindra Jadeja a better allrounder than Irfan?

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 16:38 GMT)

Ya gd replacement.. Hope he wil perform there

Posted by abhimanyusingh on (September 4, 2011, 16:37 GMT)

whatever can go wrong has gone wrong- MSDhoni.... well it just keeps getting worse fr Team India.. the 1st match where they put up a decent performance got rained out.. plus Rohit sharma took all the trouble to fly to England to play just the 1 ball.. couple of positives in parthiv n rahane.. n the ever improving PK..

Posted by vurevamsi on (September 4, 2011, 16:35 GMT)

Why not Rayudu ?????? tiwary was good choice but ravindra jadeja not.rayudu should have been replace Jadeja.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 16:31 GMT)

I am very happy for manoj tiwary...good selection....beast of luck..grab ur opportunity....

Posted by crikbuff on (September 4, 2011, 16:27 GMT)

Well done Srikkanth and co. Rahane and Tiwari shud've been in the test team in the first place. Now when Yusuf Pathan's big hitting is needed, u send technically correct batsmen to slog! UR gr8 Mr. Srikkanth.

Posted by afred_234 on (September 4, 2011, 16:17 GMT)

WELL iNDIA'S got talent in batting no doubt.. Rahane a brilliant young talent seen but nothing like this in their bowling department. over the years we have seen Zaheer khan grooming as a bowler but he tends to be the only one. We are not seeing a sparkling Muhammad amir or a more denting agentha mendis....... well i never understand whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?????????

Posted by sudolabs on (September 4, 2011, 16:14 GMT)

no problem guys.......at this speed of injuries every yousuf,uthappa,irfbadrinath all will get a chance..

Posted by anshu.s on (September 4, 2011, 16:13 GMT)

Good selection although i would have preferred Saurabh Tiwary/Manish Pandey or Yousuf Pathan or why not all of them way people have been getting injured !!!!!

Posted by Prakmca on (September 4, 2011, 16:02 GMT)

Good One. But Tiwary has to bat fearlessly. He is talented failed miserably in the last chace. He has to bat fearlessly as he do in domestic level. One such example is Rahane... batted fearlessly, and scored the runs. Most of batsman who shines in domesticlevel not able to perform, because of this fear factor. Tiwary this is your chance now, don't do the same mistake again..... All the best.

Posted by kalyanbk on (September 4, 2011, 16:02 GMT)

Manish Pandey or one of the Pathan bros or Robin Uthappa would have been a better choice.

Posted by Guru2202 on (September 4, 2011, 15:59 GMT)

I was hoping atleast this time Uthappa will be getting a chance. We badly need a hard hitter at the top of the order.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:59 GMT)

EVERY ONE SEEMS TO HAVE FORGOTTEN YUSUF PATHAN. HE WAS A HERO JUST 6 MONTHS BACK. AND NOW HE IS A ZERO.

Posted by harsha.rao87 on (September 4, 2011, 15:57 GMT)

Why BCCI is not giving one more chance to subramanian badrinath ?? the stylist batsman from T N

Posted by Prakmca on (September 4, 2011, 15:57 GMT)

this is decent one... Replacing a batsman with the batsman. But replacing Gambhir with Jadeja.....Can we compare both??????

Posted by rajryl on (September 4, 2011, 15:56 GMT)

manoj tiwari interesting decision not bad choice but i think sorav tiwari aur ambati raydu is better choice insted of manoj tiwari

Posted by bipulkumar on (September 4, 2011, 15:53 GMT)

BCCI should have sent replacement for Sachin, Dhoni, Raina and PK as well. They will soon join IPL (Injured Players' List).

Posted by Venki_indian on (September 4, 2011, 15:52 GMT)

why not Ambati rayudu?

Posted by anuajm on (September 4, 2011, 15:48 GMT)

Good selection!! But just a small question. What happened to a certain Badrinath??

And what wrong did Yusuf did? He was brilliant against SA and NZ. Failed in a few matches in the WC (coming at no. 7) and got dumped? Very surprising!!

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:45 GMT)

Good for Tiwary... Hope he will get a game!

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:44 GMT)

This squad seems a lot more B type than the one that played West indies

Posted by cricnanda on (September 4, 2011, 15:36 GMT)

Players from every nook and corner of India have been flown in to UK for this series. This is easily the most shameful tour that India have undertaken. IPL is "the" reason - Injured Players League. Hope BCCI will put an end to IPL.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:36 GMT)

Well he is a like replacement for Rohit..Both young,Electric in field cool selection.Hope he do well in England like Rahane..

Posted by Rakim on (September 4, 2011, 15:29 GMT)

Rahane is playing gr8 for India, let's what this guy can do.

Posted by agam99 on (September 4, 2011, 15:19 GMT)

Good replacement...now this team is nothing more than India B team while missing 7 of the players preferably playing in the XI

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:16 GMT)

This is bad news for India.Rohit Sharma is in great form in the last few matches.this is unfortunate for him to miss the series.I don't think Manoj Tiwary can get place in main eleven because if Sachin comes in.Sachin will come in for Rohit.Soo who will be left out for Manoj.soo i dont think this is good replacement.they should have got a Seam Bowler in for manoj because Vinay Kumar and Rp singh hasnt been much impressive.soo Ashish Nehra senior experienced bowler is available soo they would have picked him in and if Sachin alsoo leaves out from tour and then they can take a batsman.

Posted by Scrop on (September 4, 2011, 15:14 GMT)

Still No Uthappa or Rayudu, but not a bad call this time by BCCI selectors, I was expecting them to call a bowler or Allrounder this too.

I hope Tiwary reach England in time to play in atleast 3 games.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:13 GMT)

:( What Was So Wrong With Yusuf Pathan...? Just A Fact That He Would Block Jadeja's Spot In Playing Eleven...?

Posted by ravi_b on (September 4, 2011, 15:12 GMT)

Can I have a trip to England too!

Posted by CricketChat on (September 4, 2011, 15:12 GMT)

Looks like India's quota system is working well. Manoj was given chance earlier and didn't deliver. There are quite a few others who should have got a chance now. Ind is missing an opportunity to try new faces here.

Posted by Shahnawajhossain on (September 4, 2011, 15:04 GMT)

This is a bright example regional politics.......he was total failure in WI and I can not understand what is wrong about Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:03 GMT)

Why don't they send a bunch of replacements?? Sure this tour is a disaster right from the outset, poor form, injuries.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:02 GMT)

that seems to be a good selection

Posted by zico123 on (September 4, 2011, 15:01 GMT)

Manoj Tiwary's selection is a good one, unlike that of ravendra jadeja

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 15:01 GMT)

Finally, a long-deserved chance. Hope he grabs it with hands like Rahane's doing..

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:50 GMT)

I think Yusuf should have been called.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:48 GMT)

Pity, they can't see the Pathan bros still !!!!

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:40 GMT)

time tiwari got his due. it is harsh to discard someone after just one game. he is one for the future, someone who is serious abt his game and has all it takes to be in the test side as well.

Posted by Thilakh on (September 4, 2011, 14:34 GMT)

The selectors have selected the the wrong Tiwary. Manoj Tiwary should have been selected for the test team not for the ODI team. Saurabh Tiwary has a higher batting average and had performed better than Manoj Tiwary in the recent Emerging Players Tournament Twenty20 Tournament 2011. Manoj Tiwary performed better than Saurabh Tiwary only in the 4-day matches in the Emerging Players Tournament 2011.

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:28 GMT)

I think this the best option to Indian squad now see how they use this key to opening victory lock....

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:24 GMT)

Good Selection. He deservers it

Posted by rextheprince on (September 4, 2011, 14:23 GMT)

gud decision this guy is talented

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:20 GMT)

i think yousuf should have been a better choice........anyways....all the best Manoj....

Posted by srisri on (September 4, 2011, 14:11 GMT)

Ok... who is next (to be injured/called up)?

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:11 GMT)

Rohit is the list of injured players.........

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:10 GMT)

okey.. badrinath was thr in prev tours.. whr is he ??okey.. badrinath was thr in prev tours.. whr is he ??

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:08 GMT)

And Indian Selctors continues to baffle. Tiwary was rendered completely inadequate against moving bowls and pacing his innings in WI. How can you expect him to succeed in England?

Posted by   on (September 4, 2011, 14:07 GMT)

Badrinathan should have been given the nod albeit he failed in Wi tour

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