Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer
Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer

Bengal's premier batsman Manoj Tiwary, who is one of India's 30 probables for the World Cup, had a close shave after being hit by an Abhimanyu Mithun rising delivery on the final day of his team's Ranji Trophy cricket match against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team
30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team

In their bid to defend the World Cup title in 2015, Sandeep Patil-led Indian selectors infused young blood and ignored Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Inclusion of unheralded players like Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, etc in the 30-man short-list certainly reflects a new intent.

Change in technique and attitude is key to consistency: Manoj Tiwary
Change in technique and attitude is key to consistency: Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary is back in national contention with some impressive knocks in domestic cricket and the Bengal batsman attributes his recent form to a "change in technique" along with a "sea change in attitude".

East Zone defeat West by 24 runs to regain Deodhar title
East Zone defeat West by 24 runs to regain Deodhar title

East Zone put up a sterling all-round display to defeat holders West Zone by 24 runs in a keenly contested day/night final of the Deodhar Trophy, regaining the limited-over inter zonal title after a gap of ten seasons.

West hold upper hand over East in Deodhar final
West hold upper hand over East in Deodhar final

Defending champions and hosts West Zone will have a clear edge over strong challengers, East Zone when the two teams meet in the day/night final of the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal limited over competition at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.

I wish to get a longer stint in the Indian team: Manoj Tiwary
I wish to get a longer stint in the Indian team: Manoj Tiwary

He has been in and out of the team for some time now but Manoj Tiwary is hopeful that his consistent performances in domestic cricket will help him get a longer rope with the Indian team.

Smashing Manoj Tiwary takes East Zone to Deodhar Trophy final
Smashing Manoj Tiwary takes East Zone to Deodhar Trophy final

Skipper Manoj Tiwary continued his blazing form in domestic competitions with a magnificent 151 that powered East Zone to a comfortable 52-run win over North in the Deodhar Trophy semi-final, here on Sunday.

Gritty East Zone take on formidable North in Deodhar Trophy semis
Gritty East Zone take on formidable North in Deodhar Trophy semis

A depleted East Zone squad led by Manoj Tiwary will take on a much-fancied North Zone side captained by Harbhajan Singh in the semi-final of the Deodhar Trophy here on Sunday.

Manoj Tiwary, Veer Pratap Singh take Bengal to Vijay Hazare semi-finals
Manoj Tiwary, Veer Pratap Singh take Bengal to Vijay Hazare semi-finals

 Manoj Tiwary's belligerent 101-ball 130 followed by seamer Veer Pratap Singh's six-wicket haul enabled Bengal to beat a spirited Vidarbha by 17 runs and enter the semi-finals of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Thursday.

Manoj Tiwary's 'Aurat Khilona Nahi' releasing tomorrow
Manoj Tiwary's 'Aurat Khilona Nahi' releasing tomorrow

Bhojpuri filmstar and BJP MP Manoj Tiwary's movie 'Aurat Khilona Nahi' will release in three states tomorrow.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla retained as Bengal captain for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Laxmi Ratan Shukla retained as Bengal captain for Vijay Hazare Trophy

 Bengal on Monday picked a 16-member squad led by Laxmi Ratan Shukla for the first two matches in the East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here.

India vs Sri Lanka: Opportunity for fringe players, Rohit Sharma to impress
India vs Sri Lanka: Opportunity for fringe players, Rohit Sharma to impress

 Fringe players will have a chance to prove their mettle when the Manoj Tiwary-led India A take on Sri Lanka in the only one-day warm up match, which will mark the beginning of the hastily scheduled ODI series, here on Thursday.

South storm into Duleep final with crushing win

South Zone took just 40 minutes into the third morning to decimate East Zone by an innings and 118 runs en route their entry into Duleep Trophy final, here.

Upbeat East take on South Zone in the Duleep semi-final
Upbeat East take on South Zone in the Duleep semi-final

 After registering an impressive come-from-behind win in their quarter-final against West Zone, a supremely confident East Zone side will take on a last edition's joint champions South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final, from Wednesday.

Duleep Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's ton gives East opening day honours
Duleep Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's ton gives East opening day honours

Skipper Manoj Tiwary led from the front with an unbeaten century as East Zone managed to score 278 all out against West Zone on the opening day's play of the four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final, here on Wednesday.

Unmukt Chand's ton take India A against West Indies to competitive 282
Unmukt Chand's ton take India A against West Indies to competitive 282

In-form Unmukt Chand smashed a fine century to guide India A to a competitive 282 against West Indies in their second and final warm up match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

Chance for India's bench strength to impress in warm-up tie against WI
Chance for India's bench strength to impress in warm-up tie against WI

Indian cricket team's bench strength will be tested when the Manoj Tiwary-led India A take on West Indies in first of the two warm-up one dayers, which will mark the beginning of Caribbean team's one and half month long tour.

Manoj Tiwary to lead East Zone in Duleep Trophy
Manoj Tiwary to lead East Zone in Duleep Trophy

Bengal middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary will lead the 15-member East Zone cricket team in the Duleep Trophy tournament scheduled from October 15 to 18 in Lahli, Haryana.

Manoj Tiwary to lead India A against West Indies in warm-up ties
Manoj Tiwary to lead India A against West Indies in warm-up ties

Manoj Tiwary will lead the India A team against West Indies in the two limited overs warm-up ties to be played in Mumbai ahead of the five-match ODI series, which begins in Kochi on October 8.

Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey script 70-run win for India `A`

Manoj Tiwary and Manish Pandey missed out on three-figure marks but their contrasting innings were enough to guide India `A` to a comprehensive 70-run win over South Africa `A` in the second match of the quadrangular series here on Tuesday.