India news January 15, 2013

I am fit for selection - Manoj Tiwary

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India batsman Manoj Tiwary has said he has made a full recovery from the side strain that ruled him out of action for a month. The India selectors are expected to meet later this week to pick the squad for the final two ODIs against England and Tiwary is hopeful of making the cut. His fitness report is expected to reach the selectors before the meeting.

Tiwary had been sidelined for at least six weeks after suffering the injury while batting during a Ranji Trophy game for Bengal against Saurashtra in Rajkot in December. His rehabilitation took place at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, in two phases.

"I am feeling fit for selection and have successfully completed my rehabilitation," Tiwary told ESPNcricinfo. "The physio and the trainer were very satisfied with my recovery and I was progressing better than expected in fact. I was able to train with very little pain. They should have sent the fitness report to the selectors yesterday. I am now back home in Kolkata, looking to play a few club games (for match practice)."

Tiwary was injured just five games into the Ranji season. He began the season with 93 against the touring England side in the warm-up game in Mumbai - the highest by an Indian batsman in the game - but it wasn't good enough for him to make the Test line-up. He was among at least three contenders for the No. 6 spot, which eventually went to Yuvraj Singh. Tiwary also hit 191 in his third Ranji match this season, against Gujarat.

He had been initially named in the Twenty20 squad for the two matches against England before Christmas, but the injury meant that he had to miss that series and the limited-overs series against Pakistan as well. Tiwary had also suffered a wrist injury early in the tournament, but it wasn't as serious as his side strain.

Tiwary had once narrowly missed out on a Test debut, when he injured his shoulder during fielding practice on the eve of the Mirpur Test in 2007. Opportunities were also few: he has played just eight ODIs and three T20s since his international debut in 2008. Tiwary scored his maiden ODI century in December 2011, but was benched through the CB Series in Australia. He finally got his chance in the tour of Sri Lanka, scoring a fifty in the fifth ODI. Tiwary said he is used to handling such setbacks.

"The mental strength I have derived comes from my tough upbringing, from my background," Tiwary said. "We never had much money. I believe in hard work and leave the rest to destiny. My struggles are nothing compared to some other people. I motivate myself by watching motivational speeches and inspirational videos."

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Manoj Tiwary deserves to be in Indian Squad. Very Unlucky cricketer he should have more than 50 ODIS for India but selectors always ignore him but he is a great fighter i hope he will be selected in next 2 ODIS also in Test against Australia hopefully tiwary will do well.

  • POSTED BY usernames on | January 15, 2013, 21:47 GMT

    Rahane, Kohli, Pujara, Manoj, Jadeja/Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Ashwin/Ojha, Bhuvi, Ahmed and Yadav -- there's your team for ODIs. Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan, Mandeep Singh, Rohit Sharma, Unmukt, Bist, Saha (6 batsmen and 1 wicketkeeper), with Awana, Aaron, Praveen, Irfan, Sreesanth, Dinda (6 medium-fast bowlers) and Harbhajan, Abdullah, Mishra (3 spinners) who you can rotate between to prepare for 2015. The core 15 is more or less settled but against lesser teams, try these guys out for god's sake!

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 18, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    @itsthewayuplay:Are you kidding about the 11-1 Test record? If Dhoni was under instruction to win, how come India got whitewashed both in England & Australia & nearly got whitewashed in India- Solo win due to Pujara's double Century. Look what Young Pujara did in 4 Tests vs. England - 387 total at an average of 87! The main reasons for Indian defeats is not encouraging young talent. Young opening batsmen like Dhawan & Mukund are in great form & there are good bowlers like Nadeem, Agarkar & Sreesanth, all available but rejected. Please don't tell me India has no good players available. India is losing because they are not picking talented guys who are in good form & performing superbly currently. Kohli scored plenty of runs in the past but during past 8 short format games he has totalled just 140. When people ask who to replace to get Pujara IN XI, the answer is staring at them but they don't want to see - justify their present failures by showing past records.

  • POSTED BY itsthewayuplay on | January 18, 2013, 20:25 GMT

    @Nahush Modi nothing against Tiwary except he's from Bengal and Pujara's from Gujrat.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 18, 2013, 20:13 GMT

    @penagamuri: The real issue was about Tiwary. I had mentioned that when a star batsman like Pujara is benched, what chance does Tiwary have even if he is 100% Fit. You stated it is difficult to pick Pujara in XI since there is no one to replace. Thats why I gave an obvious example of Ishant who is not performing. You can always go back to a stage when Ishant performed better. But my main point here is to pick guys on their "Current" Form, Fitness & Performance. If Raina or Yuvraj play as a specialist batsman - not as an all rounders - then Pujara is far superior to either in his current form. The same goes for Kohli, whose form is poor right now. By selecting guys when they are in great form, there is more chance of Team India succeeding. Pujara could have been easily accomodated in XI by a more flexible & visionary Captain than Dhoni. The only Indian Test win in last 12 Tests was mace possible by Pujara's double century!

  • POSTED BY itsthewayuplay on | January 18, 2013, 20:09 GMT

    @ Nampally you're mistaken if you think selecting new players like Pujara would have changed the 11-1 defeats in tests. New players should have been given the chance so that the rebuilding can taken place. Dhoni is in a difficult position - if he's appointed captain to win matches then his priority is pick a team that gives the best chance to do this. If the BCCI gives Dhoni the responsibility of rebuilding team then it has to identify a group of players they want to invest in and continually scout the domestic scene for new players. I'm in favour of the latter approach - forget about winning and losing and let bowlers learn to bowl at international level and batters to bat so that in a few years we have a team that can compete. But clear direction has to come from the BCCI. What they can't say to Dhoni is that his job is to win and also to develop the team. Indian cricket is at a crossroads and must decide which route it's going to take.

  • POSTED BY penagamuri on | January 18, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    @nampally - well the same ishant has performed very well against pakistan ... took 7 wickets in 3 matches ... i think the only way pujara could find a spot is in the opening ... as he is a one down batsmen facing new ball should not an issue ... i would replace gambhir with pujara ... and in future jadeja should be replaced by irfan which would give us place for extra batsmen like rohit ... my ideal odi team would be pujara,rahane,kohli,yuvi,rohit,raina, dhoni,irfan, ashwin,bkumar, shami/ishant...

    I hope irfan recovers from his injury for the rest of the odis..... my test team would be - rahane, chand/sehwag, pujara,srt,kohli,rohit,msd,ashwin,ohja,yadav/ishant,bkumar/irfan.

    what do you think ?

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 17, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    @penagamuri: How do you justify dropping a player who averaged an awesome 87 vs. England in 4 Test matches, in a side which crashed to 29 for 5 VS. pakistan? The same batting was out for <175 in last 2 ODI's too vs. Pakistan. When a High scoring talent like Pujara, presents itself you calmly bench him & justify it? This type of approach has catapulted India into 11-1 thrashing in Tests!. As per your question where do you place him- The answer is simple. Replace Ishant with Pujara @#3. Ishant bowled just 4 overs for 28 runs in ODI #2 & 10 overs for 88 runs in ODI #1.How do you justify his selection? It does not need a Rocket scientist to make such a simple decision. When I push for a talented player,you call it an "obsession"! Imagine how heart breaking it is for these young guys to be benched repeatedly!. Dhoni is like a "Banyan Tree under which nothing grows". He has destroyed development of any new talent in Indian team with his irrational XI selection - consistently.

  • POSTED BY penagamuri on | January 17, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    @ every one who is bashing rohit sharma - - - Rohit deserves a place in the test team. He is simply not in the team because he hails from mumbai. He is in the team because people who knows how cricket is played could see the starking talent he posses. He is allways playing at no 7 so he hardly gets chances to play with time and overs under his belt ... comparing rohit to manoj is utter nonsense ... what did tiwari do in ipl ... nothing !!! Where as rohit is a star ... the only reason he was able to play successfully in t20 is because he played upfront in the order and wasnot under pressure ... what ever people say rohit is an undeniable talent which will keep in the fringes till he turned 30

  • POSTED BY penagamuri on | January 17, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    @nampally, Your obsession about pujara and dravid is ridiculous... I think being a captain of team india dhoni is more aquiipped to make the decision he thinks is the best.. aggreed pujara is a good player but wait till there is place in the team.. you dont want pujara to open the innings ... raina and yuvi are doing a great job .. who could you accomodate pujara in this team ...

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Manoj Tiwary deserves to be in Indian Squad. Very Unlucky cricketer he should have more than 50 ODIS for India but selectors always ignore him but he is a great fighter i hope he will be selected in next 2 ODIS also in Test against Australia hopefully tiwary will do well.

  • POSTED BY usernames on | January 15, 2013, 21:47 GMT

    Rahane, Kohli, Pujara, Manoj, Jadeja/Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Ashwin/Ojha, Bhuvi, Ahmed and Yadav -- there's your team for ODIs. Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan, Mandeep Singh, Rohit Sharma, Unmukt, Bist, Saha (6 batsmen and 1 wicketkeeper), with Awana, Aaron, Praveen, Irfan, Sreesanth, Dinda (6 medium-fast bowlers) and Harbhajan, Abdullah, Mishra (3 spinners) who you can rotate between to prepare for 2015. The core 15 is more or less settled but against lesser teams, try these guys out for god's sake!

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 18, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    @itsthewayuplay:Are you kidding about the 11-1 Test record? If Dhoni was under instruction to win, how come India got whitewashed both in England & Australia & nearly got whitewashed in India- Solo win due to Pujara's double Century. Look what Young Pujara did in 4 Tests vs. England - 387 total at an average of 87! The main reasons for Indian defeats is not encouraging young talent. Young opening batsmen like Dhawan & Mukund are in great form & there are good bowlers like Nadeem, Agarkar & Sreesanth, all available but rejected. Please don't tell me India has no good players available. India is losing because they are not picking talented guys who are in good form & performing superbly currently. Kohli scored plenty of runs in the past but during past 8 short format games he has totalled just 140. When people ask who to replace to get Pujara IN XI, the answer is staring at them but they don't want to see - justify their present failures by showing past records.

  • POSTED BY itsthewayuplay on | January 18, 2013, 20:25 GMT

    @Nahush Modi nothing against Tiwary except he's from Bengal and Pujara's from Gujrat.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 18, 2013, 20:13 GMT

    @penagamuri: The real issue was about Tiwary. I had mentioned that when a star batsman like Pujara is benched, what chance does Tiwary have even if he is 100% Fit. You stated it is difficult to pick Pujara in XI since there is no one to replace. Thats why I gave an obvious example of Ishant who is not performing. You can always go back to a stage when Ishant performed better. But my main point here is to pick guys on their "Current" Form, Fitness & Performance. If Raina or Yuvraj play as a specialist batsman - not as an all rounders - then Pujara is far superior to either in his current form. The same goes for Kohli, whose form is poor right now. By selecting guys when they are in great form, there is more chance of Team India succeeding. Pujara could have been easily accomodated in XI by a more flexible & visionary Captain than Dhoni. The only Indian Test win in last 12 Tests was mace possible by Pujara's double century!

  • POSTED BY itsthewayuplay on | January 18, 2013, 20:09 GMT

    @ Nampally you're mistaken if you think selecting new players like Pujara would have changed the 11-1 defeats in tests. New players should have been given the chance so that the rebuilding can taken place. Dhoni is in a difficult position - if he's appointed captain to win matches then his priority is pick a team that gives the best chance to do this. If the BCCI gives Dhoni the responsibility of rebuilding team then it has to identify a group of players they want to invest in and continually scout the domestic scene for new players. I'm in favour of the latter approach - forget about winning and losing and let bowlers learn to bowl at international level and batters to bat so that in a few years we have a team that can compete. But clear direction has to come from the BCCI. What they can't say to Dhoni is that his job is to win and also to develop the team. Indian cricket is at a crossroads and must decide which route it's going to take.

  • POSTED BY penagamuri on | January 18, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    @nampally - well the same ishant has performed very well against pakistan ... took 7 wickets in 3 matches ... i think the only way pujara could find a spot is in the opening ... as he is a one down batsmen facing new ball should not an issue ... i would replace gambhir with pujara ... and in future jadeja should be replaced by irfan which would give us place for extra batsmen like rohit ... my ideal odi team would be pujara,rahane,kohli,yuvi,rohit,raina, dhoni,irfan, ashwin,bkumar, shami/ishant...

    I hope irfan recovers from his injury for the rest of the odis..... my test team would be - rahane, chand/sehwag, pujara,srt,kohli,rohit,msd,ashwin,ohja,yadav/ishant,bkumar/irfan.

    what do you think ?

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 17, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    @penagamuri: How do you justify dropping a player who averaged an awesome 87 vs. England in 4 Test matches, in a side which crashed to 29 for 5 VS. pakistan? The same batting was out for <175 in last 2 ODI's too vs. Pakistan. When a High scoring talent like Pujara, presents itself you calmly bench him & justify it? This type of approach has catapulted India into 11-1 thrashing in Tests!. As per your question where do you place him- The answer is simple. Replace Ishant with Pujara @#3. Ishant bowled just 4 overs for 28 runs in ODI #2 & 10 overs for 88 runs in ODI #1.How do you justify his selection? It does not need a Rocket scientist to make such a simple decision. When I push for a talented player,you call it an "obsession"! Imagine how heart breaking it is for these young guys to be benched repeatedly!. Dhoni is like a "Banyan Tree under which nothing grows". He has destroyed development of any new talent in Indian team with his irrational XI selection - consistently.

  • POSTED BY penagamuri on | January 17, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    @ every one who is bashing rohit sharma - - - Rohit deserves a place in the test team. He is simply not in the team because he hails from mumbai. He is in the team because people who knows how cricket is played could see the starking talent he posses. He is allways playing at no 7 so he hardly gets chances to play with time and overs under his belt ... comparing rohit to manoj is utter nonsense ... what did tiwari do in ipl ... nothing !!! Where as rohit is a star ... the only reason he was able to play successfully in t20 is because he played upfront in the order and wasnot under pressure ... what ever people say rohit is an undeniable talent which will keep in the fringes till he turned 30

  • POSTED BY penagamuri on | January 17, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    @nampally, Your obsession about pujara and dravid is ridiculous... I think being a captain of team india dhoni is more aquiipped to make the decision he thinks is the best.. aggreed pujara is a good player but wait till there is place in the team.. you dont want pujara to open the innings ... raina and yuvi are doing a great job .. who could you accomodate pujara in this team ...

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 17, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    with d Champions Trophy coming near that too in England and the depleted form of our batsmen, we need players who can provide solidity 2 our line up . we need players who can play till 50 overs and not just bashers like yuvraj or sehwag , we have good finishers in Dhoni and Raina so - Rahane/Gautam, pujara, virat, tiwary, dhoni, raina, jadeja, ashwin, b k, shami and ishant/umesh make a sensible side atleast for that champions trophy

  • POSTED BY Sir.Ivor on | January 17, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    He must be in the playing XI because he his a doughty yet free scoring batsman and a good leg spinner who can be match-winning. In fact I would play him in place of Ashwin. Raina is good enough for the off spin requirement. In fact he bowled pretty well in one of the first ODI till Dhoni took him off.

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | January 17, 2013, 7:35 GMT

    @Front-Foot-Lunge - Anderson? Glad you didn't mention Broad. ROFL. English bowlers are no match for Pakistani bowlers. Junaid Khan > Anderson.. Ajmal > Swann. In fact even Hafeez is better than Swann.

  • POSTED BY Ram839 on | January 17, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    y Rohit Still in Team..plz Dhoni give chances to Manoj Tiwary

  • POSTED BY TRAM on | January 17, 2013, 1:23 GMT

    He says "My struggles are nothing compared to some other people". I think he means Badri.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 16, 2013, 20:06 GMT

    Even if Tiwary is 100% fit & gets selected in the squad, there is no guarantee that he will be in the XI. Considering Dhoni's "Tunnel vision" approach, he has one selected XI - with fixed set of batsmen & their batting order. He does not budge from it. Even Pujara with + 2 triple centuries in consecutive Ranji matches, was benched against the same England team against whom he had a batting average in 4 Tests 6 weeks back!. India needs a Captain who can accomodate every talented player based on Form, Fitness & performance. Pujara is Fit, in top- form & has the best performance amongst the whole Indian batting in Tests, First class (Ranji) & in List A games (ODI's). His test average is 58 un 9 Tests & List A average is 57 in 62 games. Unfortunately such Nepotism & injustice happens only in India where Form, Fitness & Performance are secondary to make the XI.

  • POSTED BY 777aditya on | January 16, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    This is great news - dying to hear about Irfan Pathan!

  • POSTED BY laxmanrules on | January 16, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    I respect Tiwary and his achievements in domestic cricket, but surely he needs to bat in a couple of domestic games before being selected after injury. The same was asked of Pujara too. His time will surely come but we need to show consistency in selection policies.

  • POSTED BY SridharKalyan on | January 16, 2013, 15:24 GMT

    This guy is one of the brightest talent currently in India, languishing because of the politics in selection committees. Thank God for Saurav Ganguly's pushy methods to give that boy Shami Ahmed a chance; else, he too wouldn't have stood a chance in the current scheme of things. Can you see how they have persisted with Ishant Sharma and Gautam Gambhir etc? You need to be from Delhi (or Mumbai - and be Rohit Sharma) to get all the chances (Ashish Nehra...the list can go on and on).

  • POSTED BY maddy20 on | January 16, 2013, 15:15 GMT

    Why not try this guys instead of the non-performing Rahane. He has already played 15 ODI with little to show for(Rohit Sharma No.2?). Tiwary on the other hand has done exceptionally well in the limited number of chances he got. Its not like a Mumbai batsman should replace another Mumbai batsman, is it?

  • POSTED BY Front-Foot-Lunge on | January 16, 2013, 15:11 GMT

    just another Indian batsman on the verge of having his career ruined by England, eg Laxmann, Sehwag and the like. Another Anderson Bunny in the making.

  • POSTED BY indiacricketfan1 on | January 16, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    Rohit sharma should be replaced by Manoj tiwary when team will be selected for last 2 ODIs. Ishant sharma should also be replaced. Almost every former cricketer says that Ishant is talented & he is experienced. But I cant see either of the qualities in him. He is not a Swing bowler, he doesnt bowl with pace, he cant bowl yorkers in depth overs. I wonder what kind of talent he has.

  • POSTED BY Jacobchikku on | January 16, 2013, 12:33 GMT

    Poor guy just wont get a chance and Dhoni will keep in in the sidelines carrying drinks and keep on playing Gambir, Raina and so on...

  • POSTED BY Mail4kar on | January 16, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    Pls stop blaming Manoj now, he is waiting for a chance to prove.. Not wasting every chances like Rohit.. You cannot become a good player of quality fast bowling suddenly.. It'll take some time to grow that kind of a player.. Without give any chance, you must not say he's not a good player of good pace attack.. He did really well in Srilanka against malinga pace and kulasekara's swinging deliveries.. Whether it's not a quality bowling attack?? Take out Rohit and Ishant from team, who are wasting chances.. Sure India will became a strong ODI team.. Ishant is a good bowler? Agreed.. but not a wicket taking bowler at all...

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2013, 9:39 GMT

    To prove his match fitness, he need to play at least a domestic match. Unfortunately for him, WB did not qualify, so Tiwary has to wait. Hopefully, the selectors would not rush him.

  • POSTED BY baghels.a on | January 16, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    Quite over rated actually, he lacks the big shots for shorter formats, please chek his strike rate in IPL and as for his technique against fast bowling it is not the best either, but for some reason he has become the darling of Indian fans on this website !!!

  • POSTED BY keshav dada on | January 16, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    @kanishka. He injured himself before a one dayer in Mirpur in 2007. He was not even in the test squad if I am right. He deserves to play in the XI because everytime he was given a chance he has performed. Rohit is even wearing a bib only because Tiwary was injured. Give this guy a go and see what he can do. If you think people will fail then let them fail by atleast giving them an opportunity.

  • POSTED BY tickcric on | January 16, 2013, 8:24 GMT

    Best Wishes Manoj, really want to see you perform well for India.

  • POSTED BY terrifyingwarriors on | January 16, 2013, 8:23 GMT

    Why not Abhishek Nayar? This fella has very good average in First class cricket and in the past 10 FC matches he has scored 800 odd runs that shows his consistence, besides he is a handy medium fast bowler too which is what Indian test team needs right now. An Allrounder. Hope the selectors give him a chance IN TEST cricket.

  • POSTED BY sachin_vvsfan on | January 16, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    Yet another domestic star riding on media hype. Some fans argue with me saying he deserves better chances than Rohit (or Nohit who ever it is). Who cares if he is better than Rohit. Has any body watched how he plays against quality fast bowling attack at home (let alone overseas).

  • POSTED BY ir_prathik on | January 16, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    hello friends , i donnot y no one has pointed out something about rohit sharma or "nohit" apart from bOdi disaster... kindly check stats hes 3rd or 4th in domestic Tests but nowhere in the Top 15 in Odi. I believe if you cant perform in domestic you probably wont in Intl as well al of a sudden . hes made for Test. Stats dont lie. Case in point , Pujara , Shami , Jadeja & Bhuvneshwar , All these players did well last one month for india because they have been doing well in Ranji & Domestic Odis for last two years with consistency. Out of 3 diffrent formats ,players should select one or two max where they are strong. Lets hope consistent performances like Sandeep Sharma (excellent bowler) & Rishi Dhavan (Indias answer to Kallis) hope these 2 are given a chance. Performance & stats should help make selection easy & transparent. I feel Gambhir needs a break from cricket as he has performed exeedingly well in d past. Break will do good for the mind. Pujara can take his place for now.

  • POSTED BY Ram839 on | January 16, 2013, 4:22 GMT

    Manoj a good cricketer..young talented dynamic batsmen due to some politics hes still in bench..i dont knw y dhoni kept tiwary in reserve bench n y not rohit sharma given lot of chances to rohit....bt tiwary given only less chance n he provved himself in westindies odi hitted century..n next game sitted in bench..i hate dhoni politics..mt intension is remove rohith and pick tiwary for last two odis against england...

  • POSTED BY Tal_Botvinnik on | January 16, 2013, 1:47 GMT

    his leg breaks are nothing but long hop,half vollies,full tosses and wide deliverys he was lucky against SL Wherer batsmen played played terrible strokes.scoring 10000 runs in ranji is not worth a mention because all the tracks are flat tracks and their bowlers a club bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Top-Spinner on | January 16, 2013, 1:33 GMT

    Well, I know most of the readers are salivating at Tiwari's return but what has he done so outstanding to warrant a shoo in? If you read his statement carefully he doesn't say he is completely pain-free. I think he should go back to the end of line and play some matches like Yuvraj did after his return from cancer treatment.

  • POSTED BY here2rock on | January 16, 2013, 1:33 GMT

    Fit does not mean anything unless you can prove that you can score some runs first.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 16, 2013, 0:44 GMT

    @AnoMaly: Like your screen name suggests, your comment is indeed an ANOMALY !!! Write something worthwhile next time.

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | January 15, 2013, 23:09 GMT

    Tiwary deserves a chance instead of Nohit Sharma.

  • POSTED BY AnoMaLy on | January 15, 2013, 21:51 GMT

    another average overrated player..will be useless against the aussie quicks

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 20:19 GMT

    Welcome Manoj. If team India gives a chance to him, he will prove it as best. He is a fighter in all departments of game. Great Temperament like Dhoni. Do not see the technique (Sharma) always sometimes it does not beat infront of fighting attitude.

  • POSTED BY VJ_Cricket on | January 15, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    Time to give the boot to rohit sharma.

    Manoj Tiwary can bowl half-decent leggi's too.

  • POSTED BY Myriadmind on | January 15, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    One of the most unlucky young talents in Indian cricket of late. Even Pujara was unfortunate to be injured at the wrong time. But Tiwary has made it count whenever he's got the opportunities. If he's fit he should be shown confidence in by the management and the captain. He definitely has what it takes at the international level.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 18:28 GMT

    This guy is very unlucky ..But i think he will shine once he gets settled

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | January 15, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    Even a half fit is Manoj is better than likes of Sharmas, Akmals and Afridi !

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    whats the point in making it to the squad for final 2 odis.......as is it is he is not going to play in 11....and if there opens a place.......i think pujara shud be brought in before tiwary....#nothing angst tiwary #

  • POSTED BY LovedFansofIndianCricket on | January 15, 2013, 17:22 GMT

    If he is fit, he should replace Rohith Sharma in the current team. His Leg break bowling comes handy for the team.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | January 15, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    He's a a very good young player! should get the nod ahead of Rohit. He plays for KKR I think.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | January 15, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    He's a a very good young player! should get the nod ahead of Rohit. He plays for KKR I think.

  • POSTED BY LovedFansofIndianCricket on | January 15, 2013, 17:22 GMT

    If he is fit, he should replace Rohith Sharma in the current team. His Leg break bowling comes handy for the team.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    whats the point in making it to the squad for final 2 odis.......as is it is he is not going to play in 11....and if there opens a place.......i think pujara shud be brought in before tiwary....#nothing angst tiwary #

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | January 15, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    Even a half fit is Manoj is better than likes of Sharmas, Akmals and Afridi !

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 18:28 GMT

    This guy is very unlucky ..But i think he will shine once he gets settled

  • POSTED BY Myriadmind on | January 15, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    One of the most unlucky young talents in Indian cricket of late. Even Pujara was unfortunate to be injured at the wrong time. But Tiwary has made it count whenever he's got the opportunities. If he's fit he should be shown confidence in by the management and the captain. He definitely has what it takes at the international level.

  • POSTED BY VJ_Cricket on | January 15, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    Time to give the boot to rohit sharma.

    Manoj Tiwary can bowl half-decent leggi's too.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 20:19 GMT

    Welcome Manoj. If team India gives a chance to him, he will prove it as best. He is a fighter in all departments of game. Great Temperament like Dhoni. Do not see the technique (Sharma) always sometimes it does not beat infront of fighting attitude.

  • POSTED BY AnoMaLy on | January 15, 2013, 21:51 GMT

    another average overrated player..will be useless against the aussie quicks

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | January 15, 2013, 23:09 GMT

    Tiwary deserves a chance instead of Nohit Sharma.