Litton Das is a Bangladeshi right-handed batsman-wicketkeeper opener. He has played for Bangladesh in all formats of the game and has scored prolific runs for them in many matches. He is known for his explosive hitting.
Litton Kumer Das was born on Wednesday, 16 February 1994 (age 28 years; as of 2022) in Dinajpur, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He studied in Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP). He studied at American International University, Bangladesh. He used to play with a tennis ball in his hometown. His elder brother took him to the coach Abu Samad Mithu and he started training under him.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 34″, Biceps 14″
He belongs to a Bengali Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Bacchu Das and his mother’s name is Anita Das. He has a brother named Bappy Das, who is also an amateur cricketer.
Wife & Children
He married Devashri Biswas Sonchita on 27 July 2019. She has studied Master of Science (M.Sc) in Agriculture in Plant Pathology at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University. The couple has no children.
He is a Hindu and an ardent follower of Lord Krishna.
He started playing for the Rajshahi division in the Under-13 team in 2006. He played for Rangpur Division in First Class cricket in 2011. In the 2012-2013 season, he scored a century and a half-century. In the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, he scored 239 runs in 4 matches. He also played for Under-15 and Under-23 teams. In the 2016-2017 season, he scored 752 runs in 14 matches, the most runs in that season.
He played his debut test match on 10 June 2015 against India at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah, Bangladesh.
He played his debut ODI match on 18 June 2015 against India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He played his debut T20I match on 5 July 2015 against South Africa at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He scored his first test half-century in his second test match when he scored 50 runs against South Africa. In 2017, he scored 70 runs in a test match against South Africa. In 2018, he scored 94 runs against Sri Lanka. In 2021, he scored his first test century with a score of 114 runs in a match against Pakistan at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh. In January 2022, he scored 102 runs in a match against New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand. In May 2022, he scored 141 runs against Sri Lanka.
He scored his first ODI century with a score of 121 runs in the 2018 Asia Cup final against India on 28 September 2018 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He scored his first ODI half-century with a score of 83 runs in a match against Afghanistan on 24 October 2018 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh. On 1 March 2020, he scored 126 runs in a match against Zimbabwe at Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh, and on 6 March 2020, he scored 176 runs in a match against Zimbabwe at Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh. On 16 July 2021, he scored 102 runs in a match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe. On 25 February 2022, he scored 136 runs in a match against Afghanistan at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh. He won the Man of the Series award in the 2022 Bangladesh-Afghanistan series. He has won 5 Man of the Match awards. In the 2019 ICC World Cup, he was the third-highest run scorer for Bangladesh with 184 runs in 5 matches at an average of 46.
On 10 March 2018, he scored 43 runs off 19 balls at a strike rate of 226.32 in a match against Sri Lanka. On 5 August 2018, he scored his first T20I half-century with a score of 61 runs off 32 balls at a strike rate of 190.63 in a match against West Indies at Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, Florida, US. On 20 December 2018, he scored 60 runs off 34 balls at a strike rate of 176.47 against the West Indies at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. On 9 March 2020, he scored 59 runs off 39 balls at a strike rate of 151.28 against Zimbabwe at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. On 11 March 2020, he scored 60 runs off 45 balls at a strike rate of 133.33 against Zimbabwe at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. On 3 March 2022, he scored 60 runs off 44 balls at a strike rate of 136.36 against Afghanistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. On 31 July 2022, he scored 56 runs off 33 balls at a strike rate of 169.70 against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe. On 13 October 2022, he scored 69 runs off 42 balls at a strike rate of 164.29 against Pakistan at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand. On 2 November 2022, he scored 60 runs off 27 balls at a strike rate of 222.22 against India at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. He has won 2 Man of the Match awards. In the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, he scored 133 runs in 8 matches. In the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, he was the second-highest runscorer for his team and scored 127 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 142.70.
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Other Leagues Career
He played for Sylhet Sixers in the 2018-2019 Bangladesh Premier League and Rajshahi Royals in the 2019-2020 Bangladesh Premier League. In the 2019 Caribbean Premier League, he played for Jamaica Tallawahs. He played from Karachi Kings in the rescheduled matches of the 2021 Pakistan Super League. He was signed by Comilla Victorians for the 9th BPL season.
On 2 June 2022, he was declared the vice-captain of the Bangladesh test team.
His jersey number is 16.
In November 2019, he suffered a concussion in a test match against India held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India. He was hit on the head by a bouncer bowled by Mohammad Shami of India. He batted for a few minutes and left the field after complaining of discomfort. In August 2022, he suffered a hamstring injury in the series against Zimbabwe. After the MRI scan, it was found to be a two-grade muscle strain. He recovered in 3-4 weeks.
Death Threats after posting Hindu Goddess Devi Durga’s photo
In September 2022, Litton Das posted a photo of the Hindu Goddess Durga on his social media and wished his fans on the occasion of Mahalaya. He received death threats from many people on his post.
Exchange of words with Sri Lankan player Lahiru Kumara
During the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, in a match against Sri Lanka, Lahiru Kumara of Sri Lanka dismissed Liton and walked towards him, hurling some abuses. Litton reacted by hurling some abuses back at him. They were separated by their fellow players and umpires. Liton was fined 15% of his match fee along with 1 demerit point for breaching Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game’.
- Wicketkeeper: Brendon McCullum and Mark Boucher
- On 23 May 2022, he put up a partnership of 272 runs with Musfiqur Rahim for the sixth wicket in a test match against Sri Lanka, the highest sixth-wicket partnership for Bangladesh in tests.
- On 6 March 2020, he scored the highest individual score for Bangladesh in ODIs, when he scored 176 runs against Zimbabwe. In the same match, he put up a partnership of 292 runs for the first wicket with Tamim Iqbal, the highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs.
- On 5 February 2022, he put up a partnership of 202 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim for the third wicket in an ODI match against Afghanistan, the highest third-wicket partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs.
- On 17 June 2019, he put up a partnership of 189 runs not out with Shakib Al Hasan for the fourth wicket in a match against West Indies, the highest fourth-wicket partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs.
- He was awarded the Sheikh Kamal National Sports Council Award in the sports personality category in 2022.
- He has scored the maximum runs by any Bangladeshi player in one calendar year (2022) across all formats combined.
- He donated half of his monthly salary to the Bangladesh government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- He is an animal lover.