Subramaniam Badrinath (Tamil: சுப்பிரமணியம் பத்ரிநாத்; born 30 August 1980) is a former Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle order batsman. Badrinath has represented India in One Day International and test matches. In first class cricket, he captains Vidarbha and was captain of Tamil Nadu earlier. In the Indian Premier League, he represented Chennai Super Kings till 2013 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015. He has also represented the Indian Board President's XI on several occasions. He was named in the 30 man provisional squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup but did not make it to the final squad.
|Born||30 August 1980|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Test debut (cap 262)||6 February 2010 v South Africa|
|Last Test||14 February 2010 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 176)||20 August 2008 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||13 June 2011 v West Indies|
|Only T20I (cap 35)||4 June 2011 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–13||Chennai Super Kings|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
Source: Cricinfo, 10 May 2018
Badrinath studied in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan school located in K.K.Nagar, After School He Completed His Studies In GURU NANAK COLLEGE Chennai. (Velachery)Badrinath was a prolific scorer for Tamil Nadu in first class cricket. In 2008, Badrinath has signed for the Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings. He was considered as one of the candidates in line for a spot in the middle order of the Indian test team and made his Test debut on 6 February 2010, scoring 56 in the first innings at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
He gained the selectors attention during the 2011 IPL season, playing an important role in the team's success and becoming known as "Mr Dependable" and reliable for Chennai Super Kings. For his performances in 2011, he was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI . Due to that, and his performance in the domestic season, he received a spot in the Indian squad for their tour of the West Indies. Following the retirement of V. V. S. Laxman, Badrinath was called back to the Indian Test cricket team to play New Zealand at home. He was unsold in IPL 2014 players auction and was picked up the Bangalore franchise as a backup in 2015. In 2015, he moved to represent Vidarbha in first class due to limited opportunities with Tamil Nadu.
In August 2018, he retired from all forms of cricket.
He was appointed as fielding coach for Vizag Victors
- India call up uncapped Badrinath BBC News retrieved 9 October 2007
- "Badrinath to replace Laxman for New Zealand Tests". Wisden India. 20 August 2012.
- Badrinath for Laxman. The Hindu (2012-08-19). Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
- "Former India batsman Badrinath retires from all formats". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2018.