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Vijay Hazare Trophy | Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar and Murali Vijay headline star-packed Tamil Nadu squad

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Vijay Hazare Trophy | Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar and Murali Vijay headline star-packed Tamil Nadu squad

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SportsCafe Desk

09/15/2019

Indian internationals Murali Vijay, Washington Sundar and Vijay Shankar have all been named in Tamil Nadu's squad for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy. The squad also consists of Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin and Narayan Jagadeesan and will be led by veteran Dinesh Karthik.

Tamil Nadu have named a star-studded 16-man squad for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy, with national stars Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Murali VijayDinesh Karthik all named in the team. Veteran wicket-keeper batsman Karthik will lead the side, while all-rounder Shankar has been named the vice-captain. Baba Indrajith and IPL sensation Varun Chakravarty are notable absentees from the squad due to injuries. Indrajith captained TN in the Ranji Trophy last season.

Meanwhile, G Periyaswamy, who caught the attention of fans with his 'Malinga-esque' bowling in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, has also been left out from the squad. The pace attack comprises K Vignesh, T Natarajan, M Mohammed, Abhishek Tanwar and J Kousik, while Sundar, Murugan Ashwin and R Sai Kishore constitute a strong and versatile spin trio. Batsman M. Shahrukh Khan has also been named in the squad as a standby till Vijay joins the team, as the 35-year-old is currently plying his trade in the county circuit with Somerset. 

The Vijay Hazare Trophy will commence from September 24.

Squad: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Vijay Shankar (vice-captain), Abhinav Mukund, M Vijay, B Aparajith, M Ashwin, M S Washington Sundar, R Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, T Natarajan, K Vignesh, M Mohammed, M Siddharth, Abhishek Tanwar, C Hari Nishaanth, J Kousik.

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