Murali Vijay out of Mushtaq Ali Trophy due to ankle injury

Chennai, Nov 18 (PTI): Experienced opener Murali Vijaywill miss the Super League and Knockout matches of the SyedMushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament to be played in Surat fromNovember 21 due to an ankle injury.

Vijay has done well in the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy (50overs) and Mushtaq Ali Trophy making 284 runs (8 matches, 1century) and 127 runs (from 6 matches) respectively.

He will be replaced by left-arm spinner M Siddharth inthe squad, a press release from Tamil Nadu Cricket Associationsaid here.

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 Super League andKnock-out Tournament matches will be held from November 21 toDecember 1.

Siddharth had earlier been part of the squad for theHazare Trophy which saw Tamil Nadu reach the final.

Tamil Nadu chief selector M Senthilnathan saidSiddharth was picked as it was felt there were enough batsmenin the squad and as a back-up spinner.

Vijay is out of the knockout phase due to an ankleinjury, he added. PTI SSBN BN