One of promising batsman of the Indian cricket, Manoj Tiwary has been included in the 30-man list of probable for the World Cup, 2015. The right handed middle order batsman from Bengal is hopeful of making it to the final 15. He also spoke of the fact that he can make the cut this time around. This was said particularly by Manoj Tiwary at the unveiling of the ICC World Cup 2015 Trophy.
The biggest Cricketing event will commence from 14th February and will continue till 29th March and will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
The 29-year old cricketer was selected for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka back in 2012 but was not selected for any match then. Tiwary also said of the fact that he has been performing consistently well in the past few domestic seasons. Also, he is practising hard to make the cut.
He also spoke about his plans. He said that the Australian conditions are different. He said that if he gets selected in the final 15 for the World Cup, he would practice with wet tennis balls being bowled to him.
He mentioned of the fact that he has performed well on a consistent basis for quite sometime and he hopes that this time he would get to play in the World Cup. He stated that the Ranji Trophy is giving him a good platform to practice.
On the fact of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement from test cricket, Tiwary said that the dressing room was going to miss him and also added that he has immense respect for the decision of the Indian skipper. Tiwary also mentioned that Dhoni’s exit from Test Cricket will eventually turn out as a good opportunity for his state-mate wicket keeper, Wriddhiman Saha to cement his spot in the test squad as he is the prime choice of Wicket Keeper for India now.
In his international career, Tiwary has played 9 One Day Internationals so far for India and has scored 253 runs at an average of 31.62. He also scored an international ODI century against West Indies.