Manoj Tiwary started thinking of a possible call-up to the touring party in England only after he came to know of Rohit Sharma's broken finger on Saturday evening.
"To be honest, I was concentrating on the matches I was playing in Bangalore (for the Electricity Board in the Corporate Trophy). Then when I heard about Rohit's injury last evening I thought I had a chance," Tiwary told HT on Sunday evening, an hour after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced his name as Sharma's replacement.
The Bengal captain said he is not sure from which match he will be available.
"I am waiting to hear from the board about my travel plans. I have my travel documents ready," said Tiwary, who returned to Kolkata on Sunday.
Jadeja won't reach for 2nd ODI
Mumbai: Even though Ravindra Jadeja was named as Gautam Gambhir's replacement on the eve of India's first one-day International (ODI) against England, it was clear that the Saurashtra all-rounder will be unable to join the team for Tuesday's second ODI.
The BCCI is awaiting Jadeja's visa. It was learnt that the 22-year-old will board a flight as soon as he gets his passport stamped by the English authorities.
Brain-mapping for captain Dhoni
New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is game for a brain-mapping test after a top business school said it wanted to study how the World Cup-winning captain manages to stay calm under pressure.
"I'm OK with the brain mapping but not if needles are poked everywhere," Dhoni told reporters last week.