India news June 26, 2013

Injured Tiwary out for four months

ESPNcricinfo staff

Manoj Tiwary, the Indian batsman, has been ruled out of competitive cricket for four months because of a twisted left knee. Tiwary picked up the injury during a football drill for the Kalighat cricket club in Kolkata. As a consequence, he will most likely miss out on India's tour of Zimbabwe, which is slated to begin on July 24.

The BCCI has asked Tiwary to fly to England on June 29 to meet Dr Andrew Williams, a British orthopaedic surgeon and knee specialist, for consultation and immediate surgery. Dr Williams has worked with the likes of Andrew Flintoff, Shoaib Akhtar, and more recently Cheteshwar Pujara.

This is the second time this year that Tiwary has been ruled out because of injury. He previously suffered a shoulder injury during the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final against Delhi in March, just a month after making his return to competitive cricket in the Irani Cup for Rest of India against Mumbai. During this year's IPL, he was out for a week because of a bruised right hand he suffered against Kings XI Punjab on April 26.

In December last year, he was prescribed six weeks rest after sustaining a back injury during the Ranji Trophy. As a result, he missed the Twenty20 and ODI series against both England and Pakistan.

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  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    For the tour of zimbawe rest dhoni,virat and raina.. In the bowling dept rest bhuvi,ishant and umesh yadav.. These 3 needs to be at full fitness for tour of SA.. 1.dhawan 2.Rohit 3.vijay 4.rahane 6.yuvi 7.jaddu 8.uttapa 9.raydu 10.ashwin(captain,just a try) 11.shahmi ahmed 12.praveen kumar 13vinay kumar 14.Mohit sharma 15.mishra/ojha

  • murali on June 27, 2013, 13:16 GMT

    bad for him and good for indian cricket as he plays spin very well but when it comes to bouncy wickets he is sitting duck he lacks technique but has temperament and gutts to stuck it out compared too rohit sharma

  • dakshina on June 27, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Where is forgeted man Saurabh Tiwary?

  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    I think Kohli and Raina are the two players very careful in this case.They are the best fielders in Indian side .At the same time they tried to care their body for matches...

  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    I remember Tiwary after taking a good catch - actually fling the ball and kick it - for someone who is so injury prone is that necessary?

  • VISWANATHAN on June 27, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    Feel sorry for Manoj Tiwary, he would have been a definite in Indian A team to South Aftrica; also high chance to be in the Indian Team for Zimbabave tours if selectors decide to rest Kohili, Raina. Wish him speedy recovery.

  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    This will be the right time to give chance to young players who have performed well in Ranji & Other Domestic Competitions, Players likely Rishi Dhawan, Paras Dogra, Unmukt Chnad, Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohit Sharma & some new young talent so that they get good overseas exposure & will benefit the Indian test Team in the times to come.

  • Sean on June 27, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    Unfortunate, but Tiwary spends more time injured than playing.

  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    Some players like Irfan Pathan, Manoj Tiwary are injured for most of the year. Then by some miracle, everything heals by the time IPL roles around; they display their mediocrity which is anyway what IPL is and then immediately get injured.

  • KH. RAFIQUE on June 27, 2013, 3:45 GMT

    Oh No.....Tiwary is the very few indian players i really like.Whats wrong with this guys playing football?I guess football is the game that might hurt you the most as a player.But indian fans should not be over complaisant.Last tour of ZIM might haunt you this year.Wish both the teams All the Best.....A fan from Bangladesh>>