[caption id="attachment_763406" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Murali-Vijay-AFP1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-763406" alt="Murali Vijay. @ AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Murali-Vijay-AFP1.jpg" width="628" height="320" /></a> Murali Vijay. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>India s premier offspinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravichandran-ashwin/">Ravichandran Ashwin</a>, opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/murali-vijay/">Murali Vijay</a> and allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vijay-shankar/">Vijay Shankar</a> have opted out from <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/tamil-nadu">Tamil Nadu</a> s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ranji-trophy-2018-19-2">Ranji Trophy 2018-19</a> squad for the next round owing to national duties, a Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) press release said on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>Ashwin, who has been included in the Test squad for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-vs-australia-2018">marquee series against Australia</a>, will use the time to gear up for the four-match series which begins with the first Test on December 6 at Adelaide. <p></p> <p></p>Vijay, who has also been included in the side, will join Shankar in the first four-day game in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-a">India A</a> squad for the tour of New Zealand. <p></p> <p></p>K Vignesh, CV Varun and Shahrukh Khan have been named in the side in place of Ashwin, Vijay and Shankar. Varun, a mystery spinner, who played in the one-day format <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vijay-hazare-trophy-2018-19">Vijay Hazare Trophy</a>, made heads turn during the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) earlier this year. Medium-pacer Vignesh returns to the side after picking up a hamstring injury, while, Shahrukh Khan is TN s middle order batsman. <p></p> <p></p>Tamil Nadu had to be content with just one after their opener against Madhya Pradesh at Dindigul ended in a rain-affected draw.