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Liton Kumar Das (Bengali language: লিটন কুমার দাস) (born 13 October 1994) is a Bangladeshi cricketer.[1] He is a right-handed opening batsman and wicket-keeper.

Liton Das
Liton Das (3) (cropped).jpg
Das in 2018
Personal information
Full nameLiton Kumar Das
Born (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 24)
Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm off break
RoleWicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 77)10 June 2015 v India
Last Test5 September 2019 v Afghanistan
ODI debut (cap 117)18 June 2015 v India
Last ODI5 July 2019 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 46)5 July 2015 v South Africa
Last T20I18 September 2019 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2012–presentNorth Zone (Bangladesh)
2012Dhaka Gladiators
2011–presentRangpur Division
2016–presentComilla Victorians
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 13 24 15 58
Runs scored 558 505 282 4,620
Batting average 25.36 21.96 18.80 49.67
100s/50s 0/4 1/3 0/2 13/22
Top score 94 121 61 274
Catches/stumpings 18/2 11/3 7/0 75/9
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 18 September 2019

Domestic careerEdit

He played for Bangladesh at the Under-19 World Cups in 2012 and 2014.[2] Playing for Rangpur Division in the 2014–15 National Cricket League, he scored five centuries and finished the seven-match season with 1,024 runs at an average of 85.33.[3] Rangpur Division won the championship.

In January 2017, he scored his maiden double-century in first-class cricket, playing for East Zone in the 2016–17 Bangladesh Cricket League.[4] As a result of this, he was recalled to Bangladesh's Test squad for their one-off match against India in February 2017.[5]

He scored the most runs in the 2016–17 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, with 752 in 14 matches.[6]

In April 2018, he was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Bangladesh Cricket League, with 779 runs in six matches, including scoring 274 runs in one innings.[7][8]

In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Sylhet Sixers team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[9]

International careerEdit

Liton made his Test debut against India on 10 June 2015.[10] He made his One Day International debut, also against India, on 18 June 2015.[11] He made his Twenty20 International debut against South Africa on 5 July 2015.[12]

On 2 March 2017, Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim was asked to play as a batsman only, with Das becoming the wicket-keeper for the Test series against Sri Lanka.[13]

On 28 September 2018, against India in the final of the 2018 Asia Cup, he scored his maiden ODI century and went on to make 121(117) with 12 boundaries and 2 sixes. He would eventually win “Man of the Match” for his effort, despite Bangladesh losing the match off the last ball.[14]

In April 2019, he was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[15][16] He made his World Cup debut against the West Indies where he scored an unbeaten 94 runs and made an unbeaten 189 run partnership with Shakib Al Hasan which helped Bangladesh to a famous 7 wicket victory.[17][18][19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Das — the new age Bangladesh cricketer".
  2. ^ "Liton Das". ESPN CricInfo.
  3. ^ "Walton National Cricket League 2014–15 batting averages". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Liton Das' 219 sets up big East Zone victory". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Liton Das in squad for one-off Test in India". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, 2017: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Bangladesh Cricket League 2017/18: Most Run". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Liton Das hits 274 to close off BCL season". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  10. ^ "India tour of Bangladesh, Only Test: Bangladesh v India at Fatullah, Jun 10–14, 2015".
  11. ^ "India tour of Bangladesh, 1st ODI: Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 18, 2015".
  12. ^ "South Africa tour of Bangladesh, 1st T20I: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 5, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Mushfiqur asked to give up wicketkeeping". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Asia Cup 2018 final: Liton Das slams maiden ODI hundred". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Bangladesh pick ODI newbie Abu Jayed for World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Shakib, Jayed, Hossain in Bangladesh squad for World Cup". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  17. ^ "World Cup 2019: Shakib, Liton gun down 322 in record chase as Bangladesh crush West Indies". India Today. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Shakib and Liton drive Bangladesh to victory over West Indie". icc-cricket.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Liton's perfect second fiddle". thedailystar.net. Retrieved 18 June 2019.

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