The squad, announced on Wednesday, will be without batsman Baba Aparajith and paceman Aswin Crist, who will be representing India in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup in Bangladesh. Batsman L Suryapprakash and paceman J Kousik have been picked to replace the duo.
Also, the TNCA Selection Committee has chosen to trim the 16-man squad which won the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Monday by dropping India under-19 player S Radhakrishnan. Meanwhile, leftarm paceman T Natarajan, who was picked by Kings XI Punjab in last month’s IPL auction, and young medium-pacer K Vignesh, who missed the victorious Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign owing to injury, were not included.
Deodhar Trophy featuring India ‘Red’ and India ‘Blue’ will be played on a round-robin basis with the final slated for March 29.
Squad: Vijay Shankar (captain), K Dinesh Karthik, V Ganga Sridhar Raju, B Indrajith, L Suryapprakash, M Kaushik Gandhi, N Jagadeesan, J Kousik, M Mohammed, W Anthony Dhas, R Rohit, Rahil S Shah, M Ashwin, R Sai Kishore, M S Washington Sundar.