Opener Murali Vijay doesn't find a place in the squad announced Thursday.
He has been named vice-captain of the squad.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who is currently with the Indian team playing in the T20 series in New Zealand after making his ODI debut in Australia, has been picked in the 16-man squad.
Leg-spinner M Ashwin joins Sai Kishore and the skipper R Ashwin in the department.
Tamil Nadu opens its campaign against Rajasthan on February 21.
Squad: R Ashwin (captain), M S Washington Sundar (vice-captain), N Jagadeesan (wk), C Hari Nishaanth, M Shahrukh Khan, B Indrajith, R Vivek, T Natarajan, M Mohammed, J Kousik, R Sai Kishore, M Ashwin, N S Chaturved, Vijay Shankar, V Athisayaraj Davidson, Abhisek Tanwar.
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