Veteran Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath has been recalled into the Indian Test team as replacement of the just retired VVS Laxman [ Images ].
"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named S. Badrinath as VVS Laxman's replacement in the Indian team for the Test series against New Zealand [ Images ], which commences at Hyderabad on 23 August 2012," secretary Sanjay Jagdale was quoted as saying by a BCCI media release.
Badrinath, who is just 10 days shy of being 32, has played two Test matches against South Africa [ Images ] back in 2010 with his highest being 56 in his debut Test. He last played for India [ Images ] in an ODI against West Indies [ Images ] in Antigua in June, last year.
Badrinath has been a prolific scorer in the domestic circuit having scored 7836 runs with an average 60.74 with 28 centuries.