Manoj Tiwary Laments Not Getting Enough Chance To Play For India
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Manoj Tiwary featured in 12 ODIs for India but missed out on a considerable number of opportunities. One of the most difficult phase in his career came in between 2010 to 2013, where despite being at the top of his game, he did not enough chances. In fact, even after scoring a match-winning century against the West Indies in 2011, he was not named in the eleven for quite some time.

Speaking about the lost opportunities, Manoj Tiwary said that there was always enough room in the middle order for him to fit in. Recalling the tour of Australia, he said that the middle order was not getting runs, and there were only top-order batsman — Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir — who were getting most runs during the 2011-12 Commonwealth Bank series.

Manoj Tiwary
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“There was enough space in the middle order that I could have fit in along with these guys.”

“When we went to Australia, most of the middle order was not getting runs,” Manoj Tiwary added. And indeed, there were just two Indians in the list of highest run-getters in the 2011/12 Commonwealth Bank series. And the two were Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir – both top order players,” Manoj Tiwary told Sportskeeda.

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Tiwary last played for Indai 2015 during an ODI series against Zimabwe. He has scored 287 runs in the format at an average over 26. Away from the international cricket, he continues to be a regular for his state team.

Tiwary is the second highest run scorer for Bengal. He has scored 1378 runs at an average of nearly 30. He has seven half centuries to his name. He also notched up an unbeaten 303 for Bengal in the previous season of Ranji trophy, where they reached the finals.