Picture of Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break googly
Played for:
India, East Zone, India A, India Blue, India Green, India Red, Rest of India, Kolkata, Delhi, India Under-19, Bengal, Abahani Limited, Pune
Roles played:
ICC Rank:
Home country:
November 14, 1985, Howrah, Bengal


Within two years of first-class cricket, Manoj Tiwary quickly became the talk of the town outside the Indian team. He epitomised Bengal’s newest brand of cricket. Known to be an aggressive batsman, Tiwary idolises English cricketer Kevin Pietersen and prefers the front foot more for his cricketing shots. With a minimalistic approach towards his batting, he goes charging down the pitch keeping in mind the intention of getting as many runs as possible.

On the domestic front, he came into the limelight with three scores of 150-plus runs, the most memorable being his match-winning knock of 151 not out that gave his team victory over Karnataka in the Ranji Super League semis of 2006-07. He averaged 99.50 then and that took his overall first-class average to 57.50. At 21, he led Bengal to a Cooch Behar Trophy triumph and also captained the state Twenty20 side. Tiwary was drafted in the Indian team for the ODI series against Bangladesh in 2007 but did not play a single game. He made his ODI debut in 2008 against Australia on their soil but it wasn’t a memorable one as he got out on 2.

In 2008, Tiwary was bought by Delhi for the inaugural Indian T20 season but was later auctioned to Kolkata in 2010. However, luck was on his side in 2011, when an injury to Rohit Sharma on the England tour fetched him another international call-up in the ODI squad. Later that year, Tiwary scored his maiden ODI hundred against the West Indies, and retired not out. After spending more than six months on the benches following that stupendous century, he was included in the side for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. The youngster did justice to his inclusion by displaying an all-round performance in the series. He was then named in the T20I squad for the 2012 World Twenty20 but failed to make it to the playing 11. Tiwary was also selected for the lone T20 against South Africa which was played celebrating 150 years of settlement of Indians in South Africa.

His biggest moment however, came in 2012, in the fifth edition of the Indian T20 League where hit the winning runs for Kolkata against Chennai for the title. Tiwary had a dismal 2013 season with injuries once again and was on the sidelines for majority of the time. In 2014, he was drafted in by the Delhi franchise for the seventh edition of the League.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 12 12 287 1 26.09 71.21 1 1 104
T20 3 1 15 0 15.00 88.23 0 0 15
IPL 93 81 1648 25 29.42 117.29 0 7 75*
CLT20 11 8 139 2 23.16 94.55 0 0 40
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 12 6 132 150 5 4/61 / 30.00 6.81 1 0 0 4
IPL 93 5 36 73 1 1/11 / 73.00 12.16 0 0 0 2
CLT20 11 1 6 8 2 2/8 / 4.00 8.00 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 4 0 2
T20 2 0 1
IPL 42 0 3
CLT20 3 0 0


India Vs Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Feb 03, 2008
Last played:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Jul 14, 2015
India Vs England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Oct 29, 2011
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Sep 11, 2012
Delhi Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Pune Vs Mumbai at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 21, 2017
Delhi Vs Wayamba at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 11, 2009
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Titans at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 21, 2012