Baba Aparajith to lead Tamil Nadu in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

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Baba Aparajith to lead Tamil Nadu in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Baba Aparajith to lead Tamil Nadu in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Baba Aparajith to lead Tamil Nadu in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

All-rounder Baba Aparajith was on Wednesday named captain of the Tamil Nadu team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy national T20 cricket tournament, while M S Washington Sundar was named his deputy.

The matches for Tamil Nadu’s Elite Group “E” will take place in Lucknow. On October 11, a game against Chhattisgarh will take place. Following that, matches against Chandigarh, Bengal, Jharkhand, Sikkim, and Odisha will played.

Washington Sundar, an all-around player who has recently suffered from ailments, had to end his career competing in the English County circuit after injured his shoulder while playing for Lanchashire. His presence will benefit the TN club offensively and defensively.

The left-arm bowler T Natarajan, who making his comeback from injury, a member of the squad named by the state senior selection committee, which led by the former captain of Tamil Nadu, S Vasudevan.

Baba Aparajith to lead Tamil Nadu in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Baba Aparajith to lead Tamil Nadu in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

All-rounder Vijay Shankar, M Mohammed, and J Kousik will not be available for the two-time reigning champion.

Shahrukh Khan’s exploits in the championship game versus Karnataka helped Tamil Nadu win the competition the season before.

It was a powerful and well-balanced team, according to Vasudevan, the head of the selection panel.

“…Hopefully, we will make it a hat-trick,” he added.

He claimed that Vijay Shankar had not yet regained his fitness.

Shankar hurt while playing for the Gujarat Titans, who eventually won the IPL.

Vasudevan explained that the two new additions to the team, J Suresh Kumar and G Ajitesh. They picked due to their strong showings in the most recent Tamil Nadu Premier League.

Squad: B Aparajith (captain), M S Washington Sundar (vice-captain), B Sai Sudharsan, T Natarajan, M Shahrukh Khan, R Sai Kishore, R Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, M Siddharth, Varun Chakravarthy, J Suresh Kumar, C Hari Nishaanth, R Silambarasan, M Ashwin, G Ajitesh.