Tamil Nadu thumped Meghalaya by 92 runs as a result.
"We hardly spoke about performances and selection."
Tamil Nadu’s first game in the competition is against Rajasthan on the first day.
R Vinay Kumar drew inspiration from the former South African cricketer to effect a run-out in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Karun Nair registered the second hundred in this year's edition after Kedar Devdhar, gifting a huge win against Tamil Nadu.
Left-arm pacer Pradeep Sangwan has been handed over the mantle of leadership.
Yo Mahesh took part in the practice games ahead of selection and has no injury concerns yet there is no place for him.