Full Name

Subramaniam Badrinath

Born

August 30, 1980, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Age

41y 23d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order batter

TEAMS

A run-hungry S Badrinath has been the mainstay of the Tamil Nadu batting since the mid-2000s, and has also captained them. Badrinath stands tall at the crease, and plays with a correct technique. He was pitchforked into the national consciousness in 2005-06 when he nearly topped the batting charts, scoring 636 runs from seven matches at almost 80, missing pole position by 36 runs to Amol Muzumdar, who played one match more. In comparison 2006-07 was not as spectacular, but Badrinath managed 436 runs at almost 50. An excellent fielder at point, and elsewhere in the circle, Badrinath began as a grafter, something quite rare at a time when strokemakers ruled, and expanded his repertoire of strokes as he gained experience. In 2007 he piled on the runs for India A on their tours to Zimbabwe and Kenya, and in the home series against South Africa A. In October he was called up to the ODI squad for the last three one-dayers against Australia, though he did not get a game. He was dropped for the series against Pakistan that followed. He shrugged off the disappointment by performing well in the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy season, scoring 659 runs at 65.90. After being ignored for ten months, he was named as Sachin Tendulkar's replacement for the Sri Lanka ODIs and impressed in his first appearance, showing sound technique against the spinners to see India through to a tense win. He made it to the Test squad for Australia's 2008-09 tour of India, but didn't get his debut. However, a series of injuries to the Indian middle order handed Badri a Test debut in Nagpur more than a year later, at the age of 29. He was off the radar after a couple of Tests but another year of heavy run-getting in both the Ranji Trophy and the IPL earned him a spot on the one-day leg of the West Indies tour in 2011.
Anand Vasu May 2011

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test230635621.0017835.39018020
ODI7617927*15.8017245.93004020
T20I110434343.0037116.21005000
FC145216281024525054.493245960
List A14413219416413436.84554575.09628540
T2014211030230071*28.752040112.7401321742270
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2------------
ODI7------------
T20I1------------
FC1451359741142/1952.923.2797.0000
List A144986868194/434/4345.685.2851.80100
T201422182211/161/1622.007.3318.00000
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Ganesh Satish and S Badrinath punch gloves during their 127-run stand
S Badrinath was bowled for 50
S Badrinath hits out during his 56
S Badrinath was unbeaten on 126 at the end of day one
S Badrinath juggles to hold on to a catch to dismiss Thisara Perera
S Badrinath plays through the off side