<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Manoj Tiwary heading to London for knee surgery" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130414181746.jpg" title="Manoj Tiwary heading to London for knee surgery" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Manoj Tiwary (above) will be operated by Dr Andrew Williams © PTI</p> </div> <strong>Kolkata: Aug 2, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Sidelined by recurrent injuries, <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a> batsman <a href="/tags/Manoj-Tiwary/post" target="_blank">Manoj Tiwary</a> will fly to London on Sunday for a surgery on his twisted left knee.<br /> <br /> British orthopaedic surgeon and knee specialist Dr Andrew Williams, who had worked with the likes of Andrew Flintoff, Shoaib Akhtar, and more recently <a href="/tags/Cheteshwar-Pujara/post" target="_blank">Cheteshwar Pujara</a>, is likely to operate Tiwary on August 7.<br /> <br /> "I'm returning on August 16 and thereafter will go for rehab at NCA (Bangalore)," Tiwary said while felicitating U-17 cricketers of Mainland Sambaran Cricket Academy who won the CAB Junior Tournament.<br /> <br /> The Bengal skipper has been ruled out for about six months as he is set to miss out on the initial stages of the Ranji Trophy.<br /> <br /> Asked about his spate of injuries, Tiwary said: "I'll have to be more careful this time. I'm positive and looking forward to come back fit again."<br /> <br /> In Tiwary's absence, <a href="/tags/Wriddhiman-Saha/post" target="_blank">Wriddhiman Saha</a> is set to lead Bengal in the coming season.<br /> <br /> In December last year, he was prescribed six weeks rest after sustaining a back injury during the Ranji Trophy.<br /> <br /> As a result, he missed the T20 International and One-Day International (ODI) series against both England and Pakistan.<br /> <br /> Also present at the occasion, Olympian and former India football captain PK Banerjee urged the youngsters to imbibe a never-say-die attitude.<br /> <br /> "Cricket has become very competitive these days. Playing for India is difficult but to cement your place is tougher."<br /> <br /> Praising Team India for their new-found agility, the iconic footballer said, "The Indian fielding has improved vastly. You must work hard to remain fit and agile."