Dinesh Karthik to lead Tamilnadu

Chennai: Veteran batsman-wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, who was part of the Indian squad for the ICC World Cup in England, was on Monday named the captain of the Tamilnadu team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day cricket tourney to be played at Jaipur from 24 September to 16 October. This was announced by the Tamilnadu Cricket Association’s State Senior Selection
Committee.

Chief selector M Senthilnathan told PTI that Karthik was chosen keeping his experience in mind and his ability to motivate the players, having led various teams, including the KKR in the 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.