Soumya Sarkar Bio

Soumya Sarkar is a Bangladeshi talented cricketer. He is a top-order left-handed batsman and right-arm pace medium bowler who was born on February 25, 1993 in Satkhira, Khulna.

He shares the record for the most catches taken in a single World Cup match with Mohammad Kaif and Umar Akmal.


Soumya’s father worked as a schoolteacher. Soumya wanted to be a teacher like his father, but his talent and love for cricket led him to try cricket as a profession.

In 2010 and 2012, he represented his country at two Under-19 World Cups, and in the 2010–11 season, he made his First-Class debut for Khulna Division against Dhaka Division.

He is a member of the Rangpur Riders of the Bangladesh Premier League, Prime Bank Cricket Club of the Dhaka Premier Division, and the National Cricket League’s Khulna Division.


Bangladesh’s coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, who took over in May 2014, took a look at Sarkar and agreed to include him in the squad for Bangladesh’s home series against Zimbabwe.

On December 1, 2014, he made his ODI debut, scoring 20 runs off 18 balls in the final game.

He was picked for the national test team after scoring his first ODI century on April 22, 2015. He made his test debut against Pakistan on April 28, 2015, in Khulna, alongside his teammate Mohammad Shahid. In two innings, he racked up a total of 66 runs.

On April 24, 2015, Sarkar made his Twenty20 International debut for Bangladesh against Pakistan. He did not, however, manage to score a single run during the game.

Rise to Glory

During the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup, Soumya made headlines when he Mankaded Australia’s Jimmy Peirson in a quarter-final match. In the match, Soumya scored a valiant 73 runs, but Bangladesh were defeated.

Soumya scored an undefeated 127 runs in 110 balls against Pakistan at Sher-e-Ban National Cricket Stadium on April 22, 2015, and was voted Man of the Match.

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