Tamil Nadu takes T Natarajan in Vijay Hazare Trophy crew


On Wednesday, India’s new pace sensation T Natarajan was named in the Tamil Nadu Squad for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day tournament.

The experienced player Dinesh Karthik who led the state to a memorable success in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament, has been named captain 20-member squad.

Left-arm pacer Natarajan, who just became the main Indian Cricketer to make his global introduction across every one of the three configurations during a similar visit in Australia, isn’t Tests against England in Chennai.

He was part of the XI that asserted the arrangement securing win in the Brisbane Test against Australia Subsequent to having his ODI and T20 debut during the visit.

All-rounder Baba Aparajith was named vice captain of the team, as per a TNCA media release.

Tamil Nadu chief S Vasudevan said Natarajan has been picked in the team however they are anticipating BCCI’s gesture for him to play the competition.

“Indeed, we have chosen Natrajan however the BCCI needs to give the approval for him to play in the competition as they need to keep him new, for the ODIs and T20s against England,” he told PTI.

Also making a comeback to the team is medium-pacer K Vignesh, who missed the Mushtaq Ali Trophy after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

Tamil Nadu will be without the services of all rounder Vijay Shankar Sandeep Warrier and Jagannath sinivas, who were in the SMAT squad.

Shankar supported a physical issue in the primary game and missed the remainder of the team’s victorious campaign, while Warrier joined the India group in the Chennai as a net bowler for the initial two Tests.

Vasudevan said, “It is good to having Vignesh back. He did very well last season. Vijay Shankar has not recovered fully and hence has not been included.”

The BCCI has not yet announced the dates for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.