With the domestic season Badrinath has had and the IPL he is having this time for the CSK ,i think this is the best chance for him to get a crack at the national team. It is helping him get into the spotlight.
Also Kris Srikkanth is the chairman of selectors currently.
Probably needs Dravid to retire Now,to get a clear run in the test team with the age he is at.
He is a fighter.Have to give him that.
Had a decent but not great season before the last one ,and was not even selected for India A tour to England on the basis of which Pujara made it to the Indian test team.
But since then has again refused to give up and done everything possible and still doing it to get into the selectors thinking.