22-Year-Old Batsman Bangladesh
July 4, 2017 Liton Das News
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Das finished the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League as the leading run scorer, scoring 752 runs off 14 matches.
Struggling with injury in March, the 22-year-old showed just how much promise he has in this tournament, playing two fewer matches than the next two closest on the table and still scoring nearly 100 more runs. He piled up two tons and five half-centuries and finished with a strike rate of 108.98. Das will be a big part of Bangladesh's international squads across all formats, having first broken into the Test squad in June 2015. With the form he's displayed, he could be selected once again for their two-Test series against Australia at the end of August.
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Fantasy AnalysisThe 22-year-old wicketkeeper had just played in his first Test since July 2015 and has already shown great promise both domestically and internationally, with nine first-class tons in 39 matches. Mushfiqur Rahim, who was slated to be a specialist batsman for the series, will take over the gloves for Das for the final Test against Sri Lanka.
Fantasy AnalysisDas is making his first international appearances in this series, which has so far amounted to a 22.00 average and four catches through two ODIs. In Sunday's contest, the 20-year-old managed a pair of partnerships with Soumya Sarkar (52 off 62) and Mushfiqur Rahim (12 off 16), before Das' departure in the 20th over on an edge to the keeper. If his List A figures are any indication -- 42.00 average and 90.48 strike rate -- Das' performance Sunday could very well become the norm.