Manoj Tiwary Biography
If Dame Fortune had smiled upon him, Manoj Tiwary could easily have played more matches than he ended up playing. Unfortunately, injuries at the wrong time resulted in his international career neally taking off despite a phenomenal First-Class career.
Originally selected for the tour to Bangladesh in 2007 after an excellent domestic season, he injured himself without playing a single match. He was drafted in to make his ODI debut in Australia in 2008-09, but could not make the best of his opportunity, and had to wait for another three-and-a-half years for a second opportunity. A strong Indian middle-order hindered Manoj's progress.
When he did get a chance, Manoj did try and make full use of it. He scored a century against West Indies at Chennai in 2011-12, but had to wait for another six months to play his next match, and promptly scored 65.
In domestic cricket, Manoj (if fit) forms the backbone of the Bengal middle-order. He played a key role in Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL title in 2012. An exceptional ground fielder and catcher, Tiwary has also been a more than handy leg-spinner who was good enough to have an ODI four-wicket haul against Sri Lanka.