Litton Das is a Bangladeshi cricketer and the vice-captain of the team. He will participate in the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup in 2022. The 27-year-old cricketer has played 54 matches in the T20 format until now.

The 15-player squad of Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan(c), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Litton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain, Nasum Ahmed. 

Who is Litton Das?

Litton Das, aka Litton Kumar Das, was born on October 13, 1994, in Dinajpur, a city in Rangpur, Bangladesh. Raised in a Bengali Hindu family, Das studied at BKSP (Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan), which is the national sports institute in the country. His long-time girlfriend turned wife, Devasri Biwas Sanchita is an agriculturist. Besides being a right-handed opening batsman, he is a test-wicket keeper.

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In 2012 and 2014, Das played for Bangladesh at the Under-19 World Cup. Internationally, he debuted in a Test match against India on June 10, 2015. When playing for Rangpur Division in the 2014-15 National Cricket League, he scored about five centuries and greatly contributed to making the team win the championship.

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In the 2018 Asia Cup, despite Bangladesh losing the match, Das received a positive response for giving an outstanding performance. There, he made an impact with his first ODI century and also, scored 121 (117) with 12 boundaries and 2 sixes. 

Das was selected to play in Bangladesh’s squad against West Indies for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. His debut was successful as he scored 94 runs, and a total of 189-run with Shakib Al Hasan, helping Bangladesh to win by 7 wickets. Das became the first batsman to score 1000 runs in the 2022 World Test Championship.

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In May 2022, Das was made the Vice Captain of the test team when Mominul Haque was succeeded by Shakib Al Hasan as the new captain after Bangladesh lost two Test matches against Sri Lanka.