Liton Das

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Liton Das
Liton Das (3) (cropped).jpg
Das in 2018
Personal information
Full name Liton Kumar Das
Born (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 24)
Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Nickname Litu
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting Right-hand bat
Role Opening batsman, wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 77) 10 June 2015 v India
Last Test 12 July 2018 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 117) 18 June 2015 v India
Last ODI 21 October 2018 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no. 16
T20I debut (cap 46) 5 July 2015 v South Africa
Last T20I 5 August 2018 v West Indies
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2012–present North Zone (Bangladesh)
2012 Dhaka Gladiators
2011–present Rangpur Division
2016–present Comilla Victorians
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 10 18 15 52
Runs scored 457 346 282 4,212
Batting average 26.88 20.35 18.80 50.74
100s/50s 0/3 1/0 0/1 12/20
Top score 94 121 61 274
Catches/stumpings 18/2 11/3 7/0 75/9
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 21 October 2018

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

Domestic career[edit]

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]

International career[edit]

Liton made his Test debut against India on 10 June 2015.[9] He made his One Day International debut, also against India, on 18 June 2015.[10] He made his Twenty20 International debut against South Africa on 5 July 2015.[11]

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.[12]On 4th February 2018 Das scored a brilliant 94 runs against Sri Lanka who scored 713 runs in their 1st innings along with his partner Monimul Haque building a partnership to rescue the team and the match ended in a draw.

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 in a tense finale off the last ball.[13]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "India tour of Bangladesh, Only Test: Bangladesh v India at Fatullah, Jun 10–14, 2015".
  10. ^ "India tour of Bangladesh, 1st ODI: Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 18, 2015".
  11. ^ "South Africa tour of Bangladesh, 1st T20I: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 5, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Mushfiqur asked to give up wicketkeeping". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Asia Cup 2018 final: Liton Das slams maiden ODI hundred". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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