Chennai: Veteran batsman-wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik was on Monday named captain of the Tamil Nadu team for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.
This was announced by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association's (TNCA) State Senior Selection Committee. The one-day cricket tournament is scheduled to be played at Jaipur from 24 September to 16 October.
Chief selector M Senthilnathan told PTI that Karthik, who was part of the Indian squad for the ICC World Cup in England, was chosen keeping his experience in mind and his ability to motivate the players
Karthik has had the experience of leading various teams, including the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
"Karthik has been picked because of his experience and leadership skills. He has led at various levels, including for KKR in the IPL and that will be handy," he said.
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KKR cannot complain about the team on paper. Now, It all comes down to how quickly they become a potent force in the tournament and the consistency with which they play right through the tournament.
Speaking to reporters, Sengottiyan said that Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami has requested the Centre to exempt students from the state from writing the entrance exam
Elected from Tirupur South in 2011, he championed labour welfare in the state Assembly and "distinguished himself as a trade union leader"