Manoj Tiwary

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Manoj Tiwary
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Personal information
Born (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 30)
Howrah, West Bengal, India
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 171) 3 February 2008 v Australia
Last ODI 10 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no. 90
T20I debut (cap 40) 29 October 2011 v England
Last T20I 11 September 2012 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no. 90
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004/05–present Bengal
2008–2009;2014-present Delhi Daredevils
2010–2013 Kolkata Knight Riders
2016 Abahani Limited
Career statistics
Competition ODIs T20I FC List A
Matches 8 3 65 94
Runs scored 251 15 5,062 2,987
Batting average 31.38 15.00 59.55 39.82
100s/50s 1/1 0/0 18/14 1/23
Top score 104* 15 267 104*
Balls bowled 126 2,273 1,321
Wickets 5 20 30
Bowling average 28.80 0.00 66.15 42.93
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/61 2/38 4/61
Catches/stumpings 3/– 2/- 66/– 54/–
Source: CricInfo, 5 June 2014

Manoj Kumar Tiwary (Bengali: মনোজ তিওয়ারি) (born 14 November 1985) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman who bowls occasional leg break. He represents Bengal in domestic cricket and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.


He's an aggressive right-handed batsman and has gained attention from selectors and fans through his strokeplay and high runs scoring in Indian domestic cricket. Because of his front foot play and ability to attack the bowler by charging down the pitch, many have compared his batting style to England's Kevin Pietersen. Tiwary was named in the ODI squad to Bangladesh, however he failed to make the playing eleven after sustaining an injury in training, the morning he was supposed to debut. He eventually made his debut against Australia in the 2008 Commonwealth Bank Tri-Series in which he scored only 2 runs in his only innings. He was later included in the India team for the West Indies tour of 2011, as a replacement for Yuvraj Singh, who opted out of the series due to a lung infection. Manoj Tiwary played the 4th and 5th ODI in the series. He later got picked for England's tour of India in October. He played in the 5th ODI and got 24 runs. He also played the only T20 and scored 15 runs. Tiwary was subsequently named in the squad for the ODI's against West Indies in November–December. He played in the 5th ODI at Chennai when India was down by 2 wickets for only 1 run in the very first over of the match. He then went on build a solid innings which got him his scoring maiden ODI century (104 not out) despite having cramps and retired soon after getting his century.[1] Eventually India won the match by 34 runs and he was awarded the Man-Of-The-Match for this match-winning knock. Even after the unbeaten century, Tiwary was made to sit in the reserves for 14 successive matches following the century. However, he made an auspicious comeback as an all-rounder replacing leg spinner Rahul Sharma against Sri Lanka at Colombo as he took 4/61 from his 10 overs with his leg-breaks to restrict the hosts to 251/8. He took the wickets of Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis and Thisara Perera, and followed it with a fighting 21 from 38 at a tough time coming at 60/3. India eventually won the match as Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten ton. Tiwary also was picked for the Commonwealth Bank tri-series against Australia and Sri Lanka,but he didn't play any matches. Manoj Tiwary was again selected in the Indian team for the Asia Cup 2012 where again he didn't play any matches. Tiwary was also selected for the lone T20 against South Africa which was played celebrating 150 years of settlement of Indians in South Africa.

Indian Premier League[edit]

Tiwary was signed by the Delhi Daredevils for a sum of USD 675,000 in the initial seasons of the Indian Premier League . He was traded to the Kolkata Knight Riders in exchange for Moises Henriques before the 2010 IPL season. In the auction for 4th edition of the Indian Premier League, he was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a sum of USD 475,000.

In the fourth as well as the fifth season of the IPL, he has been a permanent fixture in the Kolkata Knight Riders middle order.

In the final of IPL 2012, Manoj Tiwary hit the winning runs off the bowling of Dwayne Bravo to help Kolkata Knight Riders win the title.

In IPL 2013, he played in 10 matches and scored just 146 runs at an average of 18.25.

Season by season at IPL[edit]

IPL Batting Statistics of Manoj Tiwary
Year Team Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 4s 6s
2008 Delhi Daredevils[2][3] 7 104 39 26.00 122.35 0 0 16 0
2009 1 9 9 9.00 69.23 0 0 1 0
2010 Kolkata Knight Riders[4][5][6] 11 237 75* 26.33 127.41 0 2 23 5
2011 14 359 61* 51.28 110.46 0 1 26 14
2012 15 260 59 26.00 105.69 0 1 21 3
2008–2012 Total[7] 48 969 75* 31.25 113.33 0 4 87 22

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Manoj Tiwary's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 104* 6  West Indies India Chennai, India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium 2011 Won

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 West Indies M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 11 December 2011 104 (126 balls, 10×4, 1×6); 1-0-15-0  India won by 34 runs.[8]

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