Tamil Nadu has began off the brand new season positively with three complete wins within the Vijay Hazare match right here. Although greater challenges are ready forward — together with matches in opposition to some robust groups — within the coming days, it’s a good begin for a staff that has had a forgetful run in home cricket within the final two years.
This yr noticed a brand new choice committee and training workers take cost alongside Dinesh Karthik returning to guide the facet on this competitors.
Whereas TN can boast of giving its gamers one of the best amenities and assets, the expertise pool within the feeder system has not precisely been brimming with hopefuls.
Horses for programs
Chatting with The Hindu in Jaipur, M. Senthilnathan — chairman of the choice panel — spoke on the duty at hand and the season forward and said it is going to be ‘horses for courses’.
“We have a good talent pool but where we have been lacking is the discipline both on and off the field. What we are going to do is to ensure no player takes his place for granted. At the same time, we will give enough chances if we see someone as talented and don’t want to just throw away.”
Not solely has the primary staff not completed properly within the final two years, however there are additionally hardly any cricketers within the u-19 degree which are pushing for a spot within the nationwide facet and Senthilanathan conceded it’s an space of concern.
“Yes, I think feeder is getting lesser. We have to accept the truth. We are lacking in that. But people are working on that and I wouldn’t like to comment since I have not been involved in that. But we are looking for more youngsters to push seniors.”
Space of concern
Senthilnathan, who’s the chief coach on the MRF Tempo Basis, stated that quick bowling inventory is an space of concern and that the panel is keeping track of some promising cricketers whereas on the identical time added that younger batsmen in age group have to step up. The selector additionally added the panel might be daring in going for format specialists, particularly in T20s.
“Quick bowling is an space we’re focussing on and we’ve a couple of promising ones like Trilok Nath and D. Rahul. Then there’s G. Periyasamy, who was the discover of the TNPL and could possibly be thought of for T20s.
“On the identical time the State cap must be earned and it gained’t be simply awarded. We are going to see their performances in u-19 and u-23. We aren’t right here to try to see if gamers belong as a result of reaching there’s one factor however sustaining is way extra essential.”