Tamil Nadu have included four new players in the 16-member squad for their opening Ranji Trophy Super League match against Railways in New Delhi starting November 3. The squad, led by Dinesh Karthik, has only one ICL returnee in fast bowler R Jesuraj. The opening batsman M Vijay will be Karthik's deputy.
The four uncapped players include R Suthesh, Aushik Srinivas, Kaushik Gandhi and U Sushil. Suthesh, a left-arm seamer and Sushil, a right-handed batsman, have featured in one-dayers for Tamil Nadu. Gandhi and Srinivas haven't featured in any games for the team. Gandhi, a 19-year-old right-handed batsman, had a good season in the Tamil Nadu leagues, scoring 273 runs in four games for his club, Grand Slam.
Tamil Nadu, which finished semi-finalists in the Super League in 2008-09, play all their matches away from home.
Squad: Dinesh Karthik (capt), MVijay (vice-capt) Abhinav Mukund, KB Arun Karthik, S Badrinath, S Suresh Kumar, R Ashwin, C Ganapathy, L Balaji, R Suthesh, Aushik Srinivas, S Anirudha, V Yo Mahesh, U Sushil, M Kaushik Gandhi, R Jesuraj