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Injured Tiwary out for four months

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 26, 2013

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Manoj Tiwary loks to smash a delivery, Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils, Group A, Champions League Twenty20, Centurion, October 13, 2012
Manoj Tiwary's injury woes continue © AFP

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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Posted by   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

Posted by pull_shot 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

Posted by dakshinap on (June 27, 2013, 11:54 GMT)

Where is forgeted man Saurabh Tiwary?

Posted by   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...

Posted by   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?

Posted by vish57 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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by SeanB on (June 27, 2013, 5:05 GMT)

Unfortunate, but Tiwary spends more time injured than playing.

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