India’s new pace sensation T Natarajan has been released from Tamil Nadu team for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy ODI tournament as the BCCI wants him to stay fresh for the limited overs series against England which will begin from next month, said a Top TNCA Official on Thursday.
“The BCCI and the Indian team management wanted Natarajan to be fresh for the white-ball leg of the series against England. Keeping the Indian team’s interests in mind we said yes,” Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary R S Ramasaamy told PTI.
R S Jaganath Sinivas will replace T Natarajan in the 20 members Tamil Nadu squad which will leave for Indore on February 13. T Natarajan was earlier included in a 20 man Tamil Nadu squad for the Vijay Hazare tournament starting from February 20. Tamil Nadu had recently won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Ahmedabad.
The first of the five T20Is against England will be played on March 12 in Ahmedabad while the first ODI will be played in Pune on March 23. The Tamil Nadu Chief of Selectors S Vasudevan also confirmed the news & said that Natarajan has been released from the Vijay Hazare Trophy squad.
T Natarajan had become the first Indian Cricketer to make his International debut across all three formats during the Australia tour. He was an integral part of the Brisbane Test match after making his debut in T20I & ODI series earlier on the tour.