TNPL 3 Player draft: Final squads of all the eight teams

A total of 772 players had registered for the draft of the TNPL which is growing bigger and better with each passing season.

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Chepauk Super Gillies. (Photo Source: Photobank77)

A total of 772 players had registered for the draft of the TNPL which is growing bigger and better with each passing season. Each of the eight teams had retained three players ahead of the draft.

Players were divided into three categories:

Category A: Those who have represented senior National team –

Rs 5lakh/Rs 4 lakh/Rs 3 lakh.

Category B: Rs 2.5 lakh/ Rs 2 lakh/ Rs 1.5 lakh (B1: Those who have played First-Class tournaments conducted by the BCCI (multi-day/One-Day/T20; B2: Those who have not played senior domestic tournaments conducted by the BCCI and those who have played more than 75 % of TNPL games for a team over the last two years).

Category C: Other players Rs 1 lakh/ Rs. 0.75 lakh/ 0.5 lakh.

Players picked by each side in the draft:

Tuti Patriots

  1. Washington Sundar
  2. Kaushik Gandhi
  3. Akash Sumra
  4. Anand Subramanian
  5. Sai Kishore
  6. Athisayaraj Davidson V
  7. Ganesh Moorthi M
  8. Sathish R
  9. Jesuraj R
  10. Akshay Srinivasan
  11. M Rangarajan
  12. Ashisth Rajiv Sangankal
  13. Sushil U
  14. Dinesh S
  15. Abishiek S
  16. Venkatesh A
  17. Nidhish S Rajagopal
  18. Boopalan S
  19. Shubham Mehta S

Chepauk Super Gillies

  1. Karthick S
  2. Vijay Shankar
  3. Ashwin M
  4. Gopinath K
  5. Harish Kumar S
  6. Ganga Sridhar Raju
  7. Sunny Kumar Singh
  8. Samruddh Bhat
  9. Alexander R
  10. Sasidev U
  11. Arunkumar V
  12. Vishaal R
  13. Rahul B
  14. Siddharth M
  15. Arun B
  16. Aarif A
  17. Sivakumar M.K.
  18. Manav Parakh
  19. Sai Sudarshan B

LYCA Kovai Kings

  1. Antony Dhas
  2. Ajith Ram S
  3. Natarajan T
  4. Mukund A
  5. Vignesh K
  6. Shahrukh Khan M
  7. Akkil Srinath
  8. Ravi Kumar Rohith
  9. Suresh Kumar J
  10. Mithun R
  11. Suresh Babu M
  12. Sumant Jain
  13. Rajesh M.P
  14. Ashwin Venkataraman
  15. Pradosh Ranjan Paul
  16. Raja M
  17. Sathyanarayan R
  18. Muhammed Adnan Khan
  19. Manigandan S

Siechem Madurai Panthers

  1. Arun Karthik KB
  2. Karthikeyan R
  3. Varun CV
  4. Abhishek Tanwar
  5. Rahil S Shah
  6. Sargunam T
  7. Kousik J
  8. Jaganath Srinivas
  9. Nilesh Subramanian
  10. Rohit D
  11. Tushar Raheja
  12. Kiran Akash
  13. Nathan SP
  14. Shijit Chandrasekaran
  15. Shiva Ramakrishnan P.S
  16. Lokesh Raj T
  17. Sabin Somatha Karnayar
  18. Promoth MS
  19. Vikkram Jangid

Ruby Trichy Warriors

  1. Baba Indrajith
  2. Sonu Yadav
  3. MS Sanjay
  4. Chandrasekhar DT
  5. Vijay M
  6. Ganapathi Chandraseker
  7. Bharath Shankar
  8. Suresh Kumar S
  9. Vasanth Saravanan S
  10. Aravind S
  11. Lakshminarayanan M
  12. Vignesh L
  13. Mani Bharathy K
  14. Vignesh K
  15. Ashwin Crist
  16. Saravana Kumar P
  17. Govinda Rajan A.S
  18. R.S
  19. Aakash V

Dindigul Dragons

  1. Ravichandran Ashwin
  2. NS Chaturved
  3. Hari Nishanth
  4. Anirudh Sita Ram
  5. M Mohammed
  6. Rohit R
  7. Adithya Arun
  8. Abhinav M
  9. Silambarasan M
  10. Ramakrishnan N
  11. Jagadeesan N
  12. Trilok Nag H
  13. Yazh Arun Mozhi M.E
  14. Vivek R
  15. Sujendran M
  16. Kaushik J
  17. Aravind Ra
  18. Nivethan Radhakrishnan
  19. Varun M Totadri

 VB Kanchi Veerans

  1. Baba Aparajith
  2. Lokeshwar S
  3. Vishal Vaidhya K
  4. Aushik Srinivas
  5. Subramania Siva V
  6. Mukilesh U
  7. Sunil Sam
  8. Silambarasan R
  9. Arun S
  10. Deeban Lingesh K
  11. Siddharth S
  12. Sanjay Yadav
  13. Francis Rokins P
  14. Divakar R
  15. Mokit Hariharan R.S
  16. Chandrasekar S
  17. Ashwath S
  18. Vishal U
  19. Shriram C

iDream Karaikudi Kaalai

  1. Dinesh Karthik
  2. Anirudha S
  3. Yo Mahesh V
  4. Shajahan M
  5. Kavin R
  6. Surya Prakash L
  7. Lakshman V
  8. Aaditya V
  9. Kishan Kumar S
  10. Radhakrishnan S
  11. Maan K Bafna
  12. Rajkumar R
  13. S Mohan Prasath
  14. Ashwath Mukunthan
  15. Swaminathan S
  16. Ajith Kumar T
  17. Ganesh S
  18. Srinivasan R
  19. Murugesh P

Here is what team representatives said:

VB Chandrasekhar Owner, VB Kanchi Veerans

The 2018 Player draft was successful and we are excited to work with our new team. Fresh talents have been brought in and suits our combination of Capped and Uncapped players. TNPL will continue to be a great platform for talented youngsters seeking to showcase their abilities. 

HR Srinivasan – Owner, Dindigul Dragons 

It was an advantage to have Ravichandran Ashwin (retained by the team) at the Player draft to select the best possible combination. Ashwin will be participating in the initial matches, after which he is expected to get busy with international duty. N Jagadeesan will lead in his absence. We take pride in holding this franchise and look forward to perform well in the upcoming season.

Rishikesh Sriram –  CEO, iDream Karaikudi Kaalai

We came to the Player draft with a strategy in place and were able to put together a nice bunch. Subramaniam Badrinath, who led the team last year, has taken over as our coach.

Pooja Damodaren – CEO, Siechem Madurai Panthers 

It’s our first time as owners of a TNPL franchise and we are looking forward to work with the team. We are really excited that the TNPL is bigger this year and to be a part of such a prestigious event.

Monty Desai –  Coach, Lyca Kovai Kings

All the franchises have done their homework well and this is evident in the manner the players got distributed. This is the season where you will see a lot more challenges – skill vs skill between teams – and that will automatically take the TNPL to the next level.

Sivanthi Adityan – Owner, Chepauk Super Gillies  

We came in with a solid strategy after having done our homework and I think we leave a happy bunch.

Baba Indrajith – Skipper, Ruby Trichy Warriors 

The Player draft has gone pretty well with all franchises having come well prepared and I reckon we have done a good job too. The teams are looking even on paper and I am sure it will be a highly competitive season.

Washington Sundar – Player, Tuti Patriots 

TNPL is getting bigger and better, no doubts on that. Live broadcast (Star Sports) has played a big role in the growth of the tournament and is providing global exposure to young talents. All credit to the TNCA.

Baba Aparajith Captain, VB Kanchi Veerans

TNPL is an exciting tournament, and with matches being telecast live on Star, people follow the tournament very closely. It has provided our players with opportunities in IPL and looking at the mix I am sure we are heading into an exciting third season.

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