Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22: Tamil Nadu announces squad for the tournament
Keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has made his return to the squad for the mega event.
Updated - Nov 23, 2021 8:13 pm
The Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22 is all set to commence from December 8. Ahead of the start of the high-profile tournament, Tamil Nadu has announced their 20 men, strong squad. In the absence of Dinesh Karthik who was injured all-rounder, Vijay Shankar had led the team in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
He is all set to captain the side for this tournament as well. However, keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has made his return to the squad for the mega event. Opening batter Narayan Jagadeesan has been appointed as the vice-captain of the side.
It is also been specified that Baba Aparjith would join the team if he is available at a later date. He is currently with the India A side for the South Africa A tour 2021-22. The team has a good mix of experience and young talents who will be high on confidence after having displayed their prowess in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. Tamil Nadu will lock horns with defending champions Mumbai for their opening fixture of the tournament.
Here is Tamil Nadu’s squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22:
Vijay Shankar (captain), Narayan Jagadeesan (vice-captain), Dinesh Karthik, Hari Nishaanth, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shahrukh Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Sandeep Warrier, Washington Sundar, Manimaran Siddharth, B. Sai Sudarshan, V. Ganga Sridhar Raju, M Mohammed, J. Kousik, P. Saravana Kumar, L. Suryapprakash, Baba Indrajith, R. Sanjay Yadav, M. Kaushik Gandhi, R. Silambarasan
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Tamil Nadu defend their Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
In what was a last-ball thriller, Shahrukh Khan smashed a stunning six to help Tamil Nadu defend its title. The team required five runs off the final ball and the swashbuckling batter Shahrukh Khan made sure he finishes the game for the team. It was agony for Karnataka who put up an extremely strong fight in order to defend the runs on board.
The batter had revealed his conversations with MS Dhoni in the IPL. Whilst recollecting the keeper-batter’s advice Shahrukh Khan said, “He gave me a clear picture of the finisher’s role and asked me to believe whatever you are doing on that particular day is right because you are the best judge and only you know what is running inside your mind when chasing.