The All-India Senior Selection Committee has included Subramaniam Badrinath in the Indian squad to replace VVS Laxman’s replacement against New Zealand Test Series, which commences at Hyderabad on 23 August 2012.
S Badrinath is expected to join the squad at the earliest. VVS Laxman, who won many a match for India with his wristy elegance including an epic 281 against Australia in Kolkata, on Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect, bringing down the curtains on a glorious career spanning 16 years.
VVS Laxman, one of the finest batsmen in contemporary cricket, said that he felt it was the right time to bid adieu to the match which he played with “great pride for the country”.
S Badrinath, considered by many to be unlucky not to have got more games in for India at the top level, has finally got his due albeit a bit late. He is almost 32 years of age and has loads of first-class runs to back his credentials.
Subramaniam Badrinath born August 30, 1980 is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle order batsman. Badrinath has represented India in One Day International matches. In first class cricket, he captains Tamil Nadu and in the Indian Premier League, he plays for Chennai Super Kings. He has also represented the Indian Board President’s XI on several occasions. He was also a member of the 30 man provisional squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
S Badrinath has been a prolific scorer in first class cricket. In 2008, Badrinath signed for the Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings. He studied in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan school located in K. K. Nagar, Chennai.
He is considered as one of the prime candidates in line for a spot in the middle order of the Indian test team, competing against the likes of Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. He made his Test debut on 6 February 2010, scoring 56 in the first innings at theVCA Stadium in Nagpur.
In the second test, Badri could not get going after the top-order flourished on a batting beauty. He has also played 7 ODIs and a single T20 international for India.
With a tremendous first-class average of 60.74 in 104 matches, a lot will be expected of him. The biggest source of his inspiration could be Aussie Mr. Cricket, Michael Hussey. He too burst onto the scene quite late but has created a place of his own.
He has won the selectors attention during 2011 IPL season, playing an important role in team’s success and becoming known as “Mr Dependable” for Chennai Super Kings. Due to that, and his performance in the domestic season, he received a spot in the Indian squad for their tour of West Indies.
|IPL Batting Statistics of Subramaniam Badrinath|
|2008||Chennai Super Kings||11||192||64||32.00||147.69||0||2||21||8|
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