Full name Rony Talukdar
Born October 10, 1990, Narayangonj
Current age 26 years 165 days
Major teams Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Barisal Division, Dhaka Division
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow-medium
Height 5 ft 6 in
Relation Brother - Jony Talukdar
|Only T20I||Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 7, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Rajshahi Division v Barisal Division at Rajshahi, Oct 10-13, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Central Zone (Bangladesh) v South Zone (Bangladesh) at Savar (3), Mar 5-8, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Barisal Division v Rajshahi Division at Fatullah, Jan 1, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club v Legends of Rupganj at Savar (3), Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Dhaka Division v Barisal Division at Dhaka, Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Dhaka Dynamites v Rajshahi Kings at Dhaka, Nov 11, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/6, 26||Cent Z (BD)||v South Z (BD)||Savar (3)||5 Mar 2017||FC|
|0||Dhaka Div||v Barisal Div||Sylhet||3 Jan 2017||FC|
|14||Raj Kings||v Dynamites||Dhaka||11 Nov 2016||T20|
|84||Dhaka Div||v Barisal Div||Cox's Bazar||8 Oct 2016||FC|
|-||Dhaka Div||v Khulna Div||Bogra||2 Oct 2016||FC|
|-||Dhaka Div||v Dhaka Metro||Bogra||25 Sep 2016||FC|
|2c/0s, 42||Prime DSC||v Rupganj||Savar (3)||22 Jun 2016||LA|
|36, 0c/0s||Prime DSC||v Victoria SC||Fatullah||20 Jun 2016||LA|
|0c/1s, 28||Prime DSC||v Mohammedan||Fatullah||18 Jun 2016||LA|
|0||Prime DSC||v Prime Bank||Dhaka||15 Jun 2016||LA|
For two years, in 2014 and 2015, Rony Talukdar kept himself in the forefront of selection meetings. But his tally of 2601 runs could not win him a place in the Bangladesh ODI or Test squads and given how fast-moving cricket has been in the country, there's a danger that his only international appearance could be a sole T20I against South Africa. Rony became a proficient opening batsman in domestic cricket at the wrong time. Tamim Iqbal has been a constant presence for Bangladesh, with his opening partner changing quite regularly, and Rony was the most talked about cricketer before Bangladesh launched their long home season after the 2015 World Cup.
But Soumya Sarkar was preferred ahead of him, and never looked back. Rony sat out the home series against Pakistan and India before finally getting a chance to bat in national colours, making only 21. But chances keep coming in Bangladesh cricket, so he still has time in hand. He fell into a lull of form after being dropped from the squad before retaining some ground.
Rony hails from a cricketing family in Narayanganj, with his younger brother Jony, a left-handed opener, having also played first-class cricket. He came through the age-group structure and played in the 2008 U19 World Cup, though it was not a great tournament for him. He used to be a wicketkeeper in his formative years and still occasionally does the job when required.
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