Vijay Shankar to Lead Tamil Nadu in Upcoming Ranji Trophy 2019–20, Baba Aparajith Named As Vice-Captain
Vijay Shankar (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Chennai, December 3: All-rounder Vijay Shankar will lead Tamil Nadu while Baba Aparajith will serve as his deputy in the upcoming Ranji Trophy beginning December 9. The squad, which was announced by the state selection committee of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) on Monday, includes ace India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and out of favour opener Murali Vijay. Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 Final: Karnataka Beat Tamil Nadu in Last-Ball Thriller, Retain Title.

The team has been named for the first two Ranji Trophy matches against Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh. "Washington Sundar will join the team for the second match and K Mukunth will be released from the squad," said TNCA in a tweet. Tamil Nadu has already reached the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy (50-over tournament) and Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 (20-over tournament) in the 2019-20 season.

Squad: Vijay Shankar (captain), B Aparajith (vice-captain), M Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, K Dinesh Karthik, N Jagadeesan, R Ashwin, R Sai Kishore, T Natarajan, K Vignesh, Abhishek Tanwar, M Ashwin, M Siddharth, Shahrukh Khan, K Mukunth.