Dinesh Karthik, who is out of the Indian team, will lead Tamil Nadu in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament starting on January 10 in Kolkata. All-rounder Vijay Shankar has been appointed as the Deputy Captain. The team, however, will not get the services of veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and T Natarajan, who are in Australia with the national team.
20-member team selection
The state senior selection committee headed by former captain S Vasudevan has selected the 20-member squad keeping in mind the Covid-19rules. Fast bowler Ashwin Christ has made it to the team after three years due to injuries, while Sandeep Warrier has also joined the team, excluding Kerala. The team also includes spinners M Ashwin, R Sai Kishore and M Siddharth.
Tamil Nadu placed in elite group B
The team will take part in the camp from Thursday and will also play practice matches. The team will leave for Kolkata on January 2. Tamil Nadu is placed in Elite Group B. The team is as follows: Dinesh Karthik (Captain), Vijay Shankar, B Aparajith, B Indrajit, M Shah Rukh Khan, C Hari Nishant, KB Arun Karthik, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, N Jagadishan, Ashwin Christ, M Mohammed, G Periyasamy, Sandeep Warrier , J Kaushik, R Sonu Yadav, M Ashwin, R Sai Kishore, M Siddharth, L Suryaprakash and RS Jagannath Srinivas.