Ranji Trophy: Aparajith to lead TN against Baroda, Saurashtra

Baba Aparajith will continued to lead Tamil Nadu in the absence of Vijay Shankar, who was picked in the India ‘A’ team for the ongoing tour of New Zealand.

Baba Aparajith will continue to lead Tamil Nadu in Vijay Shankar's absence.   -  R. Raguc

B. Aparajith will lead Tamil Nadu in its last two league games, against Baroda and Saurashtra, in the Ranji Trophy. Both are away matches with Tamil Nadu taking on Baroda on February 4 and meeting Saurashtra on February 12.

Meanwhile, the State selectors have brought in paceman K. Vignesh for spin ace R. Ashwin, who will be busy preparing for the Test series in New Zealand. And pace bowling all-rounder Abhishek Tanwar comes in for batsman Pradosh Ranjan Paul.

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M. Vijay has not yet recovered from an ankle injury while Washington Sundar will be figuring in the Twenty20 series in New Zealand. Vijay Shankar is playing in four-day games in New Zealand and is not available for selection.

Squad: Baba Aparajith (captain), Abhinav Mukund (vice- captain), Dinesh Karthik, L. Suryaprakash, M. Kaushik Gandhi, Baba Indrajith, N, Jagadeesan (WK), R. Sai Kishore, M. Siddharth, T. Natarajan, M. Mohammed, S. Abhishek Tanwar, V. Ganga Sridhar Raju, K. Mukunth and K. Vignesh.

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