Soumya Sarkar

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Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar (1) (cropped).jpg
Sarkar in a program in 2018
Personal information
Full name Soumya Sarkar
Born (1993-02-25) 25 February 1993 (age 25)
Satkhira, Khulna, Bangladesh
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Role Batting All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 76) 28 April 2015 v Pakistan
Last Test 27 August 2017 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 115) 1 December 2014 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 26 September 2018 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 59
T20I debut (cap 45) 24 April 2015 v Pakistan
Last T20I 5 August 2018 v West Indies
Domestic team information
2015–present South Zone
2015–2016 Rangpur Riders
2017–present Chittagong Vikings
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 8[1] 31 24 44
Runs scored 504[1] 959 443 2278
Batting average 33.6[1] 35.52 18.45 29.20
100s/50s 0/4 1/6 0/0 1/16
Top score 86 127* 48 127
Balls bowled 226 66 18 1559
Wickets 1 19
Bowling average 138.00 47.94
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/45 5/34
Catches/stumpings 7/– 15/– 15/– 36/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 26 September 2018

Soumya Sarkar (Bengali: সৌম্য সরকার) (born 25 February 1993) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman, right arm fast-medium bowler.


Sarkar was born in Satkhira. He is a top-order batsman, who was a part of the 2010 and 2012 Under-19 World Cup teams. In the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, Sarkar came into the spotlight after 'dangerous Australia's Jimmy Peirson. He made his First-Class debut for Khulna Division against Dhaka Division in the 2010–11 season. In November 2013, he was included in Bangladesh's T20 squad for a one-off game against New Zealand, but did not find a place in the final XI. Sarkar was included in the squad for Bangladesh's home series against Zimbabwe and made his debut in the final ODI in December 2014. He was subsequently named in the 2015 World cup in Australia-New Zealand. Sarkar plays for the Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League, Khulna Division in the National Cricket League, and Prime Bank Cricket Club in the Dhaka Premier Division. He made his One Day International debut for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe on 1 December 2014. Soumya got his first one-day international ton against Pakistan at Sher-e-Ban National Cricket Stadium.[2] He represented Bangladesh in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[3][4] Soumya Sarkar holds the record along with Mohammad Kaif and Umar Akmal for taking the most number of catches in a single World Cup match(4)[5] Sarkar made his Twenty20 International debut for Bangladesh against Pakistan in April 2015.[6] On 22 April 2015, Sarkar hit his maiden ODI hundred and added 145 with Tamim Iqbal.[7][8] He made his Test debut against Pakistan in April 2015.[9]

Soumya Sarkar was also the part of the emotional 100th test match of Bangladesh,where they stunned Sri Lanka on its home soil. He played the key role in that historic test match,scoring 61 in the first innings and took 5 catches in that match,the most by any player for Bangladesh in a single test match.[10][11][12] Sarkar also set the record for taking the most test catches for Bangladesh in a test innings(4)[13]


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