Bengal Skipper Manoj Tiwary has claimed that he has regained his fitness and is available for selection in the Indian team for the last two ODIs against England. The 27-year-old Tiwary had injured his back during a Ranji Trophy match recently.
AT Rayudu has earned his maiden call in the Indian team after he was named as the replacement for the injured Manoj Tiwary. This is a second setback for the stylish Tiwary who suffered from a wrist injury last season.
Even as all eyes were on Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina as they looked to stake claim for the number six position for the Tests against England, one man, not for the first time, and possibly not the last, reminded the Indian selectors that he too is around and should be considered.
India eased to a 6-wicket win with as many as 46 balls to spare in the 4th ODI at Colombo. With this effort, India has captured the Series as well with an unassailable lead of 3-1 with one more match to come.
India’s next Test assignment is quite a while away, in late August at home against New Zealand. However, with the India A team currently in West Indies for an unofficial Test series, it is a pertinent time to analyse as to who would fit into the big shoes of Rahul Dravid.