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 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.
Captain Manoj Tiwary (83) and Naman Ojha (82 batting) hit aggressive half centuries to rescue India A from initial wobble and take them to a comfortable 304 for six on the opening day of the first four-day match against Australia A here today.
After a very long time, several senior Indian cricketers have been rested for an international tour. While it would provide them with the much-needed break, it has also opened a window of opportunity for several cricketers to once again impress the selectors with a good show at the highest level. Here is a list of five such cricketers.
Manoj Tiwary and Robin Uthappa have been named captains of India A`s four-day and one day squads, which will leave for a month-long tour of Australia to compete in first-class as well as limited overs matches.
Rajasthan Royals comprehensively crushed favourite `whipping boys` Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs in a thoroughly one-sided encounter to consolidate their chances of making it to the play-offs in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League here on Thursday.
Manoj Tiwary and Wriddhiman Saha struck fluent half-centuries as Bengal cantered to an eight-wicket win over Jharkhand in their East Zone league match for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
Disappointed at being ignored by by city franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the IPL players auctions, middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary is eyeing to stage a comeback to the Indian cricket team through impressive performances in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Fit-again Manoj Tiwary, whose base price has been kept in the highest bracket of Rs 2 crore in the IPL auction, today said playing for Bengal is more motivating than playing in the franchise T20 league.