Wicketkeeper-batsman KB Arun Karthik returns to the TN fold while medium pacer Sandeep Warrier, who moved from Kerala in the off-season, braces for his debut stint. All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who suffered an injury during IPL 2020 in the UAE, also found a place. Mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy didn’t find a spot as he is yet to recover from a shoulder injury. The selected players will compete in three practice matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on December 19, 20 and 21.
Probables: Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Baba Indrajith, Vijay Shankar, M Shahrukh Khan, C Hari Nishaanth, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, KB Arun Karthik, Akshay V Srinivasan, Narayan Jagadeesan, M Abhinav, Ashwin Crist, M Mohammed, G Periyasamy, Sandeep Warrier, S Harish Kumar, K Vignesh, R Silambarasan, J Kousik, R Sonu Yadav, M Ashwin, R Sai Kishore, M Siddharth, L Sathiyannaarayanan and ME Yazh Arun Mozhi