India news December 10, 2012

Tiwary ruled out for six weeks

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Manoj Tiwary has been ruled out of action for at least six weeks after suffering a back injury in the Ranji Trophy.

The injury means he will miss the Twenty20 series against England, the visit of Pakistan and could struggle to be in contention for the ODIs against England in January.

Tiwary, the 27-year-old Bengal captain who had been named in India's 15-man squad for the England T20s, picked up the problem during the first innings against Saurashtra on Sunday and retired hurt for 55. He was unable to return and underwent scans which showed the extent of the damage and he will now travel to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore to begin his rehabilitation.

"The MRI report has come and I am leaving for Bangalore tomorrow," he told PTI. "I will follow what physio Nitin Patel tells me to do once he checks the report. As of now it looks like six weeks."

Tiwary has shown some good form this season, scoring 191 against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy and also made 93 against England for the Board President's XI last month. This is the second injury he has suffered in quick succession after a wrist problem earlier in the season.

He has not been a regular in the India starting XI, playing eight ODIs and three Twenty20s, since his debut in 2008. His most recent appearance was the T20 against New Zealand, in Chennai, during September. He was part of India's World Twenty20 squad for the tournament in Sri Lanka.

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  • Annaamalai on December 11, 2012, 10:17 GMT

    Mayb next Badrinath.. unlucky .... he is far better than Rohit !!!!

  • on December 11, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    get in raina into the test team.. to giv a stabillity to indian middle order....!!!

  • on December 11, 2012, 4:45 GMT

    That should be a good news for Dhoni. Atleast he'll not have to answer why he never picked Tiwary into playing 11.

  • jmcilhinney on December 11, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Not that it was going to happen anyway but a lot of people were calling for Tiwary to be in the side for the last Test. This would have been that much more heart-breaking for the fans if he had been included.

  • Raj12345 on December 11, 2012, 2:23 GMT

    There are dozen playing in squad w/o fitness, why not Tiwary. common no need to worry. get into squad by discussing other unfit people.

  • ElvisKing on December 10, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    Well sombody better will get a chance and hope he makes it...HOw about getting Unmukt Chand in, Sandeep Patil !

  • indian_fight on December 10, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    unlucky,not getting chance despite performing well.now injured in crucial time in career.

  • on December 10, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Fate man, I feel sorry for this great talent

  • vpk23 on December 10, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    Best Bet the least that is Yusuf Pathan! Get him in. Something is got to give.

  • on December 10, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    Hope,Tiwary will recover soon to play later for India.

    Sethu.

  • Annaamalai on December 11, 2012, 10:17 GMT

    Mayb next Badrinath.. unlucky .... he is far better than Rohit !!!!

  • on December 11, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    get in raina into the test team.. to giv a stabillity to indian middle order....!!!

  • on December 11, 2012, 4:45 GMT

    That should be a good news for Dhoni. Atleast he'll not have to answer why he never picked Tiwary into playing 11.

  • jmcilhinney on December 11, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Not that it was going to happen anyway but a lot of people were calling for Tiwary to be in the side for the last Test. This would have been that much more heart-breaking for the fans if he had been included.

  • Raj12345 on December 11, 2012, 2:23 GMT

    There are dozen playing in squad w/o fitness, why not Tiwary. common no need to worry. get into squad by discussing other unfit people.

  • ElvisKing on December 10, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    Well sombody better will get a chance and hope he makes it...HOw about getting Unmukt Chand in, Sandeep Patil !

  • indian_fight on December 10, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    unlucky,not getting chance despite performing well.now injured in crucial time in career.

  • on December 10, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Fate man, I feel sorry for this great talent

  • vpk23 on December 10, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    Best Bet the least that is Yusuf Pathan! Get him in. Something is got to give.

  • on December 10, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    Hope,Tiwary will recover soon to play later for India.

    Sethu.

  • venkatesh.raghunathan on December 10, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Guess he must be one of the most unluckiest cricketers. Either on the fringes despite consistent performances or worse, getting injured on the verged of getting selected:(

  • KrazyCricketKid on December 10, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Selectors should choose either Mandeep Singh or Ambati Rayudu to replace Tiwary

  • Game_Gazer on December 10, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    get well soon man, a long-term Test spot is up for grabs, now is not the time to lose your way !!

  • on December 10, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    he wasnt going to be picked anyway...doesnt matter much.

  • no_second_chance_for_batsman on December 10, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    Poor guy...fitness always testing his patience one way or the other. Hang in there Tiwary..You can look at Watson of Australia & Yuvraj of India for Inspiration. Get well soon !

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  • no_second_chance_for_batsman on December 10, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    Poor guy...fitness always testing his patience one way or the other. Hang in there Tiwary..You can look at Watson of Australia & Yuvraj of India for Inspiration. Get well soon !

  • on December 10, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    he wasnt going to be picked anyway...doesnt matter much.

  • Game_Gazer on December 10, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    get well soon man, a long-term Test spot is up for grabs, now is not the time to lose your way !!

  • KrazyCricketKid on December 10, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Selectors should choose either Mandeep Singh or Ambati Rayudu to replace Tiwary

  • venkatesh.raghunathan on December 10, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Guess he must be one of the most unluckiest cricketers. Either on the fringes despite consistent performances or worse, getting injured on the verged of getting selected:(

  • on December 10, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    Hope,Tiwary will recover soon to play later for India.

    Sethu.

  • vpk23 on December 10, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    Best Bet the least that is Yusuf Pathan! Get him in. Something is got to give.

  • on December 10, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Fate man, I feel sorry for this great talent

  • indian_fight on December 10, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    unlucky,not getting chance despite performing well.now injured in crucial time in career.

  • ElvisKing on December 10, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    Well sombody better will get a chance and hope he makes it...HOw about getting Unmukt Chand in, Sandeep Patil !