Shiv Sunder Das

Shiv Sunder Das

Shiv Sunder Das

INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2002

Full Name

Shiv Sunder Das


November 05, 1977, Bhubaneswar, Orissa


44y 25d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium


Universally hailed at one time as the answer to India's long search for a genuine Test opener, Shiv Sunder Das finds himself in a struggle to salvage a floundering career after making a promising debut against Zimbabwe. Only the second player from lowly Orissa to make it to the Indian Test team, Das does most things right as an opener: he has an immaculate judgment of his off stump, his feet movements are precise, and he keeps a still head in both defence and attack. But though he was India's first-choice opener for a while, he disappointed his backers by failing to convert numerous good starts. He is yet to score a century against a strong attack - both his hundreds have come against Zimbabwe at Nagpur, and he was a forlorn figure during India¹s tour of West Indies in 2002, where he was repeatedly found stuck on the back foot, unable to judge the length against the tall West Indian fast bowlers. On India A's tour of England, as captain for the first-class matches, Das did nothing special; he averaged 43, but seven batsmen averaged more. Das' effort to re-establish himself had little effect on the selectors, though he did hit his maiden triple hundred in 2006-07, the first since the 2000-01 Ranji season, against Jammu & Kashmir. The Orissa Cricket Association declared a cash prize of Rs 30,000 for the hero of the day. In 2010-11, he was not only stripped of his captaincy but was also dropped from the Orissa team after scoring just five runs from five innings.
Sambit Bal November 2007

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A818062421133*32.71413220
List A811901360---4.29-000
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Recent Matches - Player

Vidarbha vs Delhi0 & 129-Dec-2012NagpurFC
Vidarbha vs Odisha8 & 1222-Dec-2012CuttackFC
Vidarbha vs Karnataka5315-Dec-2012MysoreFC
Vidarbha vs U. Pradesh1808-Dec-2012NagpurFC
Vidarbha vs Tamil Nadu6201-Dec-2012NagpurFC


Shiv Sunder Das, player portrait
Shiv Sunder Das bats during his half-century
Das edges a delivery from Mills to be caught by Fleming. 1st ODI: New Zealand v India at Auckland, 26 Dec 2002
Members of the Indian team celebrate the dismissal of Tuffey. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002
SS Das plays a shot on his way to a hundred
A dejected Dasgupta walks back after being run-out in the Indian second innings