Ambati Rayudu replaces Manoj Tiwary for T20 series vs England

Tiwary was found writhing in pain while batting in the first innings of West Bengal's Ranji Trophy match against Saurashtra in Rajkot. He retired hurt after fighting his way to 55 after which he was unable to continue and is not going to bat in the second innings.

updated: December 11, 2012 15:19 IST
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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.

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