Saurabh Tiwary, the middle-order batsman who played for Mumbai Indians, will make his ODI debut during the three-match series against Australia that begins in Kochi on Sunday, India captain MS Dhoni has mentioned.
Tiwary has been part of India’s one-day squad since June and Dhoni said the time has come to give him the chance to show himself.
“He has got publicity against the best bowlers in the IPL and CL T20.
I feel it is an perfect chance of us to give him a place in the final XI and let him play the kind of cricket he plays.” Dhoni said Tiwary was really suitable for bat at six or seven, where he could go after the bowlers.
“He backs himself and he is hard working and spends his time at net sessions.
He is good character to have.
With correct advice and with a bit more experience of international cricket, he can be truly good.” Tiwary, 20, served notice in the 2009 Ranji Trophy, where he scored three centuries in five games at an average of 98.83 for Jharkhand in the Plate League.