S Badrinath to replace injured Tendulkar for England ODI series

S Badrinath will fly to England as a replacement for injured Sachin Tendulkar for the remainder of the ODI series AFP

Southampton: Sep 5, 2011

Subramaniam Badrinath was named as replacement for Sachin Tedulkar who has been ruled out of the remainder of India’s ongoing five-match ODI series against England due to a toe injury.

Tendulkar was carrying the injury for quite a while but the problem aggravated just before the opening match of the series at Chester-le-Street on Saturday, eventually paving the way for Parthiv Patel’s last-minute inclusion to the playing eleven.

“Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against England due to a toe injury. He has been advised rest for four weeks. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has chosen S Badrinath to replace him,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.

Badrinath, who made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2008, has scored 79 runs in seven one-dayers so far.

The Tamil Nadu batsman was also in the squad for India’s tour of West Indies earlier this year, but failed to impress.

It has been a disastrous tour for India as many leading players, including Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Yuvraj Singh suffered injuries at various stages.(PTI)