Vijay to replace Karthik for remainder of TN's Mushtaq Ali game

Vijay to replace Karthik for remainder of TN's Mushtaq Ali game
Vijay to replace Karthik for remainder of TNs Mushtaq Ali games

CHENNAI: Test opener Murali Vijay will replace wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik for Tamil Nadu’s remaining matches in the south zone leg of the Syed Mushtaq Ali inter-state T20 cricket tournament.

Vijay, who has been out of action since injuring his shoulder during India’s fifth and final Test against England here last month, has been named as a replacement for Karthik, who will miss the rest of the tournament to attend his sister-in-law’s wedding, according to a espncricinfo report.

The 32-year-old Vijay’s first match is expected to be against Goa at the IC-Guru Nanak College ground here on Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu have one win and a loss in their two outings so far.

After the game against Goa, the Tamil Nadu side will have a one-day break before they take on Andhra Pradesh on February 2 and Kerala the next day.

Vijay to replace Karthik for remainder of TNs Mushtaq Ali games