West Indies in India 2013-14 September 11, 2013

Ishank Jaggi replaces injured Saurabh Tiwary

ESPNcricinfo staff

The selectors have rectified an error they had made in selecting the injured Saurabh Tiwary for the upcoming Challenger Trophy. Tiwary had undergone a shoulder operation about three weeks ago, and is not expected to take field for the next month or so. His Jharkhand team-mate, Ishank Jaggi, replaced him in the India Red squad.

Interestingly, Jaggi had been involved in a somewhat similar fiasco in the past. Two years ago, after having been named to represent Rest of India in the Irani Cup, Jaggi was withdrawn on fitness ground. The Jharkhand Cricket Association took exception to that BCCI explanation, and reported that Jaggi had been fit and been part of the Jharkhand Ranji preparatory camp. K Srikkanth led the selection panel back then.

This time, though, the selectors, led by Sandeep Patil, could be given some leeway. This year's Challenger Trophy will be played during an extremely busy period for Indian fringe players. Four sets of Indian cricketers were ruled out of selection because of the clashing Champions League T20. Another A team was selected to represent India A against West Indies A, which, too, clashes with the Challenger Trophy. In all, the selectors picked five teams on September 10: India A for one-dayers, India A for the first four-day game, India A for the following two four-day games and two Challenger sides.

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  • anshu.s on September 11, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    Real unlucky Saurabh Tiwary , this guy has copped lot of unfair criticism when RCB brought him for a million dollars at IPL auctions, his batting style might not look the most elegant but he is mighty effective , if you look at his list A and FC average they are quite good, if i remember correctly he debuted for India in 2010/11 season , but was dropped for no ryhme and reason, last seson in Ranji Jharkhand played lot of there matches on bowling friendly conditions and Saurabh Tiwary did quite well , showcasing another facet of his game , hope he gets fit by the time new Ranji trophy season starts ...

  • on September 12, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    Why not robin bista, maykan agwrawal,tamay srivatva,parsant copara,s kumar yadab,manan vorora

  • on September 11, 2013, 17:05 GMT

    where is Manoj Tiwari, another unlucky chap

  • on September 11, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    Jaggi dont waste this GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to impress young man...BEST OF LUCK

  • anshu.s on September 11, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    Real unlucky Saurabh Tiwary , this guy has copped lot of unfair criticism when RCB brought him for a million dollars at IPL auctions, his batting style might not look the most elegant but he is mighty effective , if you look at his list A and FC average they are quite good, if i remember correctly he debuted for India in 2010/11 season , but was dropped for no ryhme and reason, last seson in Ranji Jharkhand played lot of there matches on bowling friendly conditions and Saurabh Tiwary did quite well , showcasing another facet of his game , hope he gets fit by the time new Ranji trophy season starts ...

  • on September 12, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    Why not robin bista, maykan agwrawal,tamay srivatva,parsant copara,s kumar yadab,manan vorora

  • on September 11, 2013, 17:05 GMT

    where is Manoj Tiwari, another unlucky chap

  • on September 11, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    Jaggi dont waste this GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to impress young man...BEST OF LUCK

  • on September 11, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    Jaggi dont waste this GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to impress young man...BEST OF LUCK

  • on September 11, 2013, 17:05 GMT

    where is Manoj Tiwari, another unlucky chap

  • on September 12, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    Why not robin bista, maykan agwrawal,tamay srivatva,parsant copara,s kumar yadab,manan vorora

  • anshu.s on September 11, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    Real unlucky Saurabh Tiwary , this guy has copped lot of unfair criticism when RCB brought him for a million dollars at IPL auctions, his batting style might not look the most elegant but he is mighty effective , if you look at his list A and FC average they are quite good, if i remember correctly he debuted for India in 2010/11 season , but was dropped for no ryhme and reason, last seson in Ranji Jharkhand played lot of there matches on bowling friendly conditions and Saurabh Tiwary did quite well , showcasing another facet of his game , hope he gets fit by the time new Ranji trophy season starts ...