Full name Soumya Sarkar
Born February 25, 1993, Satkhira
Current age 23 years 334 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Dhaka Gladiators, Khulna Division, South Zone (Bangladesh)
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 5 ft 10 in
|Test debut||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Khulna, Apr 28-May 2, 2015 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch, Jan 20-23, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Dec 1, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Apr 24, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Dhaka Division v Khulna Division at Rajshahi, Oct 4-7, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch, Jan 20-23, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Chittagong Division v Khulna Division at Rajshahi, Nov 2, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Dhaka Gladiators v Duronto Rajshahi at Dhaka, Feb 27, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|86, 0/10, 36||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Christchurch||20 Jan 2017||Test # 2248|
|0/21, 42||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||8 Jan 2017||T20I # 576|
|39||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||6 Jan 2017||T20I # 575|
|0, 0/17||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Napier||3 Jan 2017||T20I # 574|
|0/25, 1||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Christchurch||26 Dec 2016||ODI # 3814|
|40||Bangladeshis||v NZ XI||Whangarei||22 Dec 2016||Other OD|
|0/11, 5||Riders||v Victorians||Dhaka||4 Dec 2016||T20|
|17||Riders||v Bulls||Dhaka||3 Dec 2016||T20|
|2/27, 1||Riders||v Dynamites||Dhaka||30 Nov 2016||T20|
|1||Riders||v Raj Kings||Dhaka||28 Nov 2016||T20|
Soumya Sarkar is a Bangladeshi allrounder, but one who bowls medium-pace rather than spin. He is predominantly a top-order batsman but his seam bowling has been termed as more than useful by many coaches in the country's age group and domestic scene.
Born in Sathikra, Soumya was admitted to the BKSP in Savar, the country's biggest sports institute. He quickly joined the cricket team and was part of BKSP's league campaigns from 2008-09 season. He played one game in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, and two years later was an integral member of the side in Australia. In between, he struck a double-hundred in a one-day game against Qatar in Kuala Lumpur. At the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, he ruffled the feathers by Mankading Jimmy Peirson.
The left-hand batsman, however, has a bit of glamour to his batting, even at a young age. He stands up tall and takes a long stride to spinners and uses his hand-eye coordination quite well against the quicks. His medium-pace has given him a lot of attention too, particularly his ability to use the new ball despite the lack of pace.
In November 2013, he was called up to the Bangladesh Twenty20 squad but he didn't play the one-off game against New Zealand. He continued to be monitored, and when Chandika Hathurusingha, Bangladesh's new coach who took charge in May 2014, had a look at him, Soumya was back in contention.
He was handed an ODI debut against Zimbabwe in December 2014; he didn't bowl but made 20 off 18 balls.
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