Dinesh Karthik will lead Tamil Nadu in its Ranji Trophy Group ‘B’ match against Baroda in Vadodara from December 15 to 18.

L. Balaji, who had captained the side in the first five games, was unavailable for selection because of a niggle. TNCA secretary K. Viswanathan said the seamer had a sore right toe.

The squad: Dinesh Karthik (capt. & wk), Abhinav Mukund, K.B. Arun Karthick, S. Badrinath, R. Prasanna, B. Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, V. Yomahesh, R. Aushik Srinivas, Sunil Sam, J. Kaushik, Malolan Rangarajan, M. Mohammed, Kaushik Gandhi, R. Rohith, and Rahil Shah.

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