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Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary expressed his disappointment at not being selected in any of the six squads named by the BCCI last week for three upcoming competitions: the four-dayers against South Africa A, the three-team Duleep Trophy, and the quadrangular series involving Australia A and South Africa A, where India will send two teams.His non-inclusion in any of the squads came as a big surprise; considering that he averaged over 100 in the two List A tournaments in the previous season. In Vijay Hazare Trophy, he compiled 328 runs at an average of 109.33. On the basis of his form in the tournament, he made it to India B for the Deodhar Trophy in March where he scored 179 runs in two innings at an average of 179.00, including a century against Karnataka. Still, the performances did not do any good to him. Disappointed after being ignored for a place in any one of the teams for the quadrangular series, the Bengal skipper decided to dig stats to know whether any player has averaged over 100 in Vijay Hazare Trophy and Deodhar Trophy in the same year. He tweeted to Mohandas Menon, a renowned statistician and wrote, “Can u help me with one stat which I’m eager to know for my knowledge. Can I ask." He also wrote, “How many batsmen are there in the history of Indian cricket who has an average of 100 plus in the Vijay Hazare and Deodhar trophy both in the same year." Unhappy after being omitted from the team, he also said,"I was hoping to be picked in the India A squads," Tiwary said. "When somebody performs to his highest, then he should be rewarded. And I had an outstanding 50-over tournament last season, creating a record that no one else has had in Indian cricket history.