Manoj Kumar Tiwary
() (born November 14, 1985 in Howrah
) is an Indian cricketer.
An aggressive right-handed batsman, Tiwary has gained attention from selectors and fans through his strokeplay and high run scoring in Indian Domestic Cricket. Because of his front foot play and ability to attack the bowler by charging down the pitch, many have compared his batting style to England's Kevin Pietersen
. Along with being a solid batsmen, he also bowls useful legspinners part-time and is athletic in the field.
Tiwary plays domestic cricket for Bengal. His quick rise gained the attention of national selectors by just taking 14 games to score over 1000 runs, at an average of 56. He has a highest score of 210 not out but his best innings to date was arguably his match winning 151* in the 4th innings to give his side victory over Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy Super League semi final of 2006/07. Bengal lost to Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final and Tiwary finished the campaign with 796 runs at 99.50 from his 7 matches. The season aggregate was the highest ever for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, going past of record of Arun Lal
which was set in 1993-94.
After India's failure at the 2007 World Cup
, veteran players Sachin Tendulkar
and Sourav Ganguly
were rested for India's tour of Bangladesh
. Tiwary was named in the ODI squad, however he failed to make the playing eleven after sustaining an injury in training. He eventually made his debut... Read More