Mumbai:West Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary has replaced South Africa's AB de Villiers in the Delhi Daredevils squad for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held from October 8-23.
De Villiers had reported back pain in the lead-up to the ICC Champions Trophy and has been advised to rest for four to six weeks by the Cricket South Africa Medical Committee, a media release said on Friday.
The absence of De Villiers has given a chance to the 23-year-old Tiwary, who is currently playing for the Rest of India against Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai in the five-day Irani Cup tie.
The Bengal batsman, who made his ODI debut against Australia in February last year, has a good domestic T20 record, including 11 IPL appearances, with 374 runs at an average of 34.00 and strike rate of 119.87 from 17 matches.
The Technical Committee of CLT20 also confirmed that James Pattinson and Simon Keen have replaced injured players Damien Wright and Nathan Bracken respectively in the Victorian Bushrangers and NSW Blues squads.