Subramaniam Badrinath is an Indian cricketer who is a right-handed middle order batsman who plays first class cricket and captains Tamil Nadu and in the Indian Premier League, and also plays for Chennai Super Kings. He has also represented the Indian Board President's XI on several occasions. Badrinath has been a prolific scorer in first class cricket. In 2008, Badrinath signed for the Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings. He 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" 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 the West Indies. With an average of 60.74 in first class cricket, he was noted by the selectors and given a chance to fill the void created by the departure of Laxman. Badrinath has represented India in One Day International matches. He was also a member of the 30 man provisional squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.