Full Name

Deep Biplab Dasgupta

Born

June 07, 1977, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal

Age

44y 102d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

Born in Kolkata, Deep Das Gupta learnt a lot of his cricket in Delhi. As a youngster, the Bengal stumper was a keen gymnast and took to cricket quite late. National Institute of Sport coach Suneeta Sharma noticed Das Gupta's keen interest in the game and put him on to Dronacharya Gursharan Singh. Under the able guidance of Sharma and Gursharan, Dasgupta made it to the Delhi Under-16 team. But he was due for bigger honours in his home state. Das Gupta began his career as a specialist opening batsman and did remarkably well for himself, striking a century on first class debut against Baroda in the Ranji Trophy Super League in 1998-99.

Following that, Dasgupta could not find a permanent slot in the Bengal team. Donning the gloves, Dasgupta had to wait patiently till Saba Karim retired before assuming his place behind the stumps. In the 2000-2001 season, Dasgupta managed to impress with the number of victims he snared - 13 in three games - and by scoring 190 runs at an average of 38. With just three first class games under his belt, Dasgupta was selected as one of the probables for the camp to select the Indian team for Zimbabwe but did not make it to the final squad. Sameer Dighe's disappointing showing in the twin series in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka paved the way for Dasgupta's selection to the national team for South Africa. After disappointing in the one-dayers, the young man, who got his chance in the Tests at the eleventh moment after an injury to the recalled Dighe, showed the temperament and eagerness necessary to do well on the international stage. He played a big role in helping India save the second Test in his role as the opener. Dasgupta has also improved as a 'keeper. There is no doubting the man's commitment - looks like he might soon be a permanent feature.

Dasgupta surprised many when he broke away from his state side and joined the unofficial Indian Cricket League in 2007. He represented the Kolkata Tigers - rechristened the Royal Bengal Tigers in 2008. Dasgupta broke ties with the rebel league and was granted amnesty by the BCCI in 2009, a move which could see him return to Ranji Trophy duties.
Cricinfo staff June 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test813134410028.66112630.5512401130
ODI5415124*17.008262.19006021
FC8313610380617130.2062119022
List A534287766522.82034610
T20981974213.8596101.040010216
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8------------
ODI5------------
FC83000-----000
List A53000-----000
T209------------
Deep Dasgupta portrait
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATWKDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Bengal vs U. Pradesh0 & 5--08-Dec-2009KanpurFC
Bengal vs Saurashtra61 & 52*--24-Nov-2009KolkataFC
Bengal vs Karnataka0 & 55--17-Nov-2009MysoreFC
Bengal vs Baroda22c/0s & 0c/0s10-Nov-2009KolkataFC
Bengal vs Maharashtra1 & 54--03-Nov-2009PuneFC

Photos


Deep Dasgupta's unbeaten 80 took Bengal home
Deep Dasgupta is cleaned up by Rakesh Patel
Deep Dasgupta stumps Imran Farhat off Upul Chandana
Deep Dasgupta is comprehensively bowled
Deep Dasgupta of the Kolkata Tigers stumps Stuart Law
Stuart Law anticipates a catch off Deep Dasgupta