India in England 2011 September 4, 2011

Manoj Tiwary replaces Rohit in ODI squad

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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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  • Srinivas 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.

  • Thomas on September 6, 2011, 11:29 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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...

  • Munawar 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.

  • Munawar 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.

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Sushil 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

  • Sagar 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..

  • Ashish 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.

  • Sushil 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

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