Full name Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury
Born November 11, 1986, Mymensing
Current age 30 years 254 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Barisal Burners, Central Zone (Bangladesh), Dhaka Division, Rajshahi Division
Also known as Shuvagoto Hom
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, Sep 5-9, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 28-30, 2016 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 16, 2011 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v West Indies at Chittagong, Oct 18, 2011 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Jan 15, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Bangladesh v New Zealand at Kolkata, Mar 26, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Barisal Division v Dhaka Division at Khulna, Jan 20-22, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Central Zone (Bangladesh) v South Zone (Bangladesh) at Savar (3), Mar 5-8, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Dhaka Division v Chittagong Division at Dhaka, Oct 23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Abahani Limited v Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club at Savar (4), Jun 5, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Chittagong Division v Rajshahi Division at Dhaka, Apr 11, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Khulna Titans v Rajshahi Kings at Dhaka, Dec 7, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/23, 3*||Abahani Ltd||v Sheikh Jamal||Savar (4)||5 Jun 2017||LA|
|23, 1/27||Abahani Ltd||v Gazi Group||Savar (3)||2 Jun 2017||LA|
|1/42||Abahani Ltd||v Prime DSC||Savar (3)||30 May 2017||LA|
|0/9, 6*||Abahani Ltd||v Mohammedan||Savar (3)||27 May 2017||LA|
|9, 2/33||Abahani Ltd||v Prime Bank||Savar (4)||24 May 2017||LA|
|10, 0/48||Abahani Ltd||v Prime DSC||Savar (3)||20 May 2017||LA|
|23, 1/35||Abahani Ltd||v Rupganj||Savar (4)||17 May 2017||LA|
|48*, 0/71||Abahani Ltd||v Mohammedan||Savar (4)||8 May 2017||LA|
|23, 5/47||Abahani Ltd||v Prime Bank||Savar (3)||5 May 2017||LA|
|4/19||Abahani Ltd||v Kalabagan KC||Savar (4)||2 May 2017||LA|
Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, a right-hand batsman and offbreak bowler, is a Mymensing-born player and has represented Dhaka in Bangladesh's first-class competition since the 2009-10 season. Shuvagata is known for his solid technique and aggressive intent against fast bowling, something he has developed through spending time in the National Cricket Academy team.
Shuvagata is one of several current Bangladesh players with small-town origins. He played for several years in the Mymensing and Kishoreganj leagues before a scout brought him to play in Dhaka in 2004-05. He then played as a No. 3 batsman for Dhaka's first-division side Cricket Coaching School (CCS). He has continued to play for CCS, despite bigger offers, and was instrumental in the team's promotion to the Premier Cricket League in Dhaka.
Between 2009 and 2011, Shuvagata played some excellent knocks that brought him into the reckoning for the national team, most notably his 62 off 65 balls in the National Cricket League Twenty20 final against Khulna in front of a packed Shere Bangla Stadium. He also hit a bizarre 91 off 30 balls against England for Bangladesh A in a tour match in March 2010, though at the time England's bowlers were hoping for a declaration in a match that ended up as a draw.
He was in the 30-man preliminary squad for the 2011 World Cup. After Bangladesh's early exit, he made it to the national squad for their home one-day series against Australia in April 2011.
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