Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament 2021
There was a time when Tamil Nadu performed and won the Subbiah Pillai match, away from home, with simply 12 players as a result of the State Association wouldn’t allow extra. And accidents meant it performed the opening match with simply 10 players and an area substitute. Apparently, Tamil Nadu went on to win the title.
From that excessive to the current instances. When Dinesh Karthik leads the team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament – the matches within the group that includes Tamil Nadu will likely be held in Kolkata from January 10 to 19 – he may have 19 different gamers with him! The 20-member squad is a direct consequence of COVID-19. Every team goes with 5 further gamers since you’ll be able to by no means inform who could be struck down by the virus. Tamil Nadu reached the ultimate final season and is a title contender this time, too.
“Dinesh Karthik is an optimistic captain, he’s a dynamic particular person and is the best man to guide the facet that may be a good mix of seniors and youthful cricketers,” choice panel chief S. Vasudevan on Wednesday.
The previous Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy-winning captain and his colleagues picked the squad within the afternoon. “That is the very best squad from the obtainable gamers. It’s got good steadiness,” Vasudevan stated.
The team consists of Aswin Crist who returns after three years, following an again surgical procedure by the identical Kiwi surgeon who carried out the operation on former tempo ace Shane Bond. Vasudevan stated, “Crist bowled properly and at a very good tempo within the two follow video games. The truth is, Crist and Sandeep Warrier have been spectacular.”
The choice panel chief stated, “Many Tamil Nadu cricketers corresponding to vice-captain Vijay Shankar, a gifted participant, have gotten expertise within the IPL. Others have performed within the TNPL. So they’re used to the Twenty20 format.” Vasudevan stated, “As a result of there has not been a lot of cricket this season, they’re all very eager to play.”
The brand-new face within the facet is S. Jaganath Srinivas, a pace-bowling all-rounder who has impressed for the State in age-limit cricket. G. Periyasamy, a slinger with a potent yorker, is one other thrilling title within the facet.
Tamil Nadu squad
- Dinesh Karthik (captain), Vijay Shankar (vice-captain), B. Aparajith, B. Indrajith, M. Shahrukh Khan, C. Hari Nishaanth, N. Jagadeesan, K. B. Arun Karthick, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, M. Mohammad, Sandeep Warrier, M. Ashwin, R. Sai Kishore, M. Siddharth, Aswin Crist, L. Suryapprakash, R. S. Jaganath Srinivas, R. Sonu Yadav, J. Kousik, G. Periyasamy.