Fit-again Washington, Natarajan to return to action with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Allrounder Washington Sundar, who has had a latest historical past of accidents, is ready to return to motion for Tamil Nadu within the upcoming 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Washington has been appointed vice-captain, with Baba Aparajith changing Vijay Shankar as captain.
Vijay is but to get well from the shoulder surgical procedure he underwent after his IPL stint with Gujarat Titans. Nonetheless, T Natarajan, who has been coping with a recurring knee harm since his memorable tour of Australia in 2020-21, is ready to return to motion and lead Tamil Nadu’s assault of their quest to defend their T20 title. Natarajan hasn’t performed a single aggressive sport since IPL 2022. Natarajan and Vijay had been additionally sidelined from the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
Washington is working his method again after he landed closely on his left shoulder throughout his county stint with Lancashire in August. The harm pressured him to drag out of India’s ODI collection in Zimbabwe. That is solely the most recent in a protracted sequence of harm setbacks for the 22-year-old allrounder.
He ended up enjoying simply three Royal London Cup matches for Lancashire, scoring 30 runs in two innings and choosing up three wickets. Previous to that, he performed two County Championship matches too, starring within the win over Northamptonshire with a first-innings haul of 5 for 76 and a knock of 34* in a profitable chase of 278.
Across the time Washington was returning to India for rehab in August, Lancashire had tweeted he “will fly dwelling to India to bear remedy on his injured left shoulder, with a view to the all-rounder doubtlessly returning to play within the #LVCountyChamp in September”.

ESPNcricinfo has now discovered that Washington is unlikely to move again to the UK for the ultimate rounds of the County Championship.

On the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he will likely be a part of a potent Tamil Nadu spin assault that features thriller spinner Varun Chakravarthy, legspinner M Ashwin and left-arm fingerspinners M Siddharth and R Sai Kishore. Siddharth was not too long ago with India’s T20I aspect as a internet bowler for the Asia Cup.

In his first TNPL season with Nellai Royal Kings, Ajitesh – having moved from Bengaluru – slotted in as a finisher and despatched 14 of the 53 balls he confronted over the boundary. Nonetheless, there was no room for Aparajith’s twin brother B Indrajith, who had performed for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022, and M Mohammed, who was a internet bowler with Punjab Kings throughout the identical season.

Squad: B Aparajith (capt), Washington Sundar (vice-capt), B Sai Sudharsan, T Natarajan, M Shahrukh Khan, R Sai Kishore, R Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, M Siddharth, Varun Chakravarthy, J Suresh Kumar, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, R Silambarasan, M Ashwin, G Ajitesh

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