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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