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This Tamil Nadu group has the potential to win the Ranji Trophy, says former captain Vasudevan

He was the skipper of the final Tamil Nadu group that triumphed within the Ranji Trophy in 1988. S. Vasudevan additionally heads the current State senior choice panel.

With Tamil Nadu starting one more quest for the elusive Ranji Trophy on Dec. 13 in opposition to Hyderabad, Vasudevan shared his views with Sportstar.

A left-arm spinner with flight, deception and a potent arm ball, Vasudevan claimed 214 first-class wickets at 24.38 aside from being a languidly swish batter with two first-class lots of and an outrageously gifted slip catcher.

All the time sincere together with his views, Vasudevan zeroed in on the State group drawing a clean within the Ranji Trophy since these glory days in 1988?

Vasudevan stated, “We had solid preparation before the Ranji season. We used to have a two-month preparatory camp preceded by league cricket and the Buchi Babu tournament.”

He added, “Now we do not have Buchi Babu, the cricket calendar has got very cramped, and this has been a blow to our Ranji preparations. I have asked for the revival of the Buchi Babu tournament and I think it will happen next season.”

One more reason for Tamil Nadu’s victory in 1988 was the presence of all-rounders. “We had Robin Singh, L. Sivaramakrishnan, Bharat Arun and myself, all all-rounders. There was depth and balance in the side. Robin and LS made centuries in the final against Railways.”

And Vasudevan’s seven-wicket haul demolished Railways’ batting within the second innings.

“Now where have the majority of all-rounders gone? We have R. Ashwin and Washington Sundar, but they will be available only when free of National duties.”

On the mind-set of his group, Vasudevan stated, “We enjoyed our cricket, whether batting, bowling or fielding. We did not play under any stress or pressure. We played with freedom.”

On this context, Vasudevan stated, “Now our team seems to be playing under some stress and pressure. They should find more joy in their cricket, play fearlessly and the results will come.”

Vasudevan revealed a three-day follow match in opposition to Chattisgarh will likely be performed earlier than Tamil Nadu begins its Ranji marketing campaign.

He referred to as Tamil Nadu skipper B. Indrajith, a peaceful particular person and a prolific run-getter. B. Sudharsan, Affan Khader, Pradosh Ranjan Paul and N.S. Chaturved had each strokes and persistence, left-arm spinner Ajith Ram has a very good skill-set, whereas new boy Trilok Nag, all have been inducted within the squad, had tempo, he stated.

“This group has the potential to win the Ranji Trophy. It must imagine in its personal skill,’’ Vasudevan signed off.

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