Badrinath has been named in the team for the 5th ODI against Australia. Badri merits a place in the Indian team after his superlative performance representing India A and the Rest of India. Badrinath is a very good middle-order bat and he also captains the Tamilnadu Ranji team. He has a very high First-class average of 56.94. You can view his statistics here. I wrote about him sometime back in the blog as one of the strong contenders for a place in the Indian team. It has come true now.
Now the moot question is would he be included in the playing eleven for the next match. With Yuvaraj, Dhoni and Uthappa playing well, it would be a tough task. But Sachin is injured and he may not play. This throws open a window of opportunity for Badrinath.
Lets wait and see if he gets to play the next match.