Sunday, August 19, 2012

Selectors recall S Badrinath as Laxman’s replacement

It looks like that the Tamil Nadu batsman, S Badrinath, is the best option who can successfully replace VVS Laxman in the Indian squad that has been announced for the Tests against New Zealand.
The 31-year-old player could make his place in the Indian squad after VVS Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Saturday.
Badrinath has so far played two Tests for India. Playing three innings, he has scored 63 runs with a career best of 56 at an average of 21.00. He has played 7 ODI matches and scored unbeaten 79 runs at an average of 15.80. He last played for his team in 2011 when India toured the West Indies.
However, Badrinath has a very good record in domestic cricket. He was the highest run scorer in the 2010-11 Ranji Trophy. He scored 922 runs at 131.71. However, his performance in the 2011-12 season was not that much satisfactory.
It is the time to see if he can successfully replace VVS Laxman and make his place permanent in the national side.