New Delhi: Ambati Rayudu was on Tuesday named as the replacement for injured batsman Manoj Tiwary in the Indian cricket squad for the two Twenty20s against England later this month.
"Manoj Tiwary has been ruled out of the Airtel T20 International Series against England, on account of a side strain. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked Ambati Rayudu as his replacement in the Indian team for the series," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement. The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman is currently leading Baroda in the Ranji Trophy.
A back injury will keep Tiwary out of competitive cricket for atleast a month and half.