- Role : Middle-order batsman
- Bat : Left-hand bat
- Bowls : Right-arm medium-fast
- DOB : February 25, 1993, Satkhira
Soumya Sarkar is a son of a Bengali teacher who wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps in the path of education. However, his cricketing talent and his country’s biggest sports institute - BKSP - led him to take up a career in cricket. He is a top order batsman of Bangladesh but many of his coaches find his medium pace bowling to be more than useful. Sarkar played two U-19 World Cups, one in- 2010, and another in 2012. He came into the spotlight when he mankaded Australia’s Jimmy Peirson in a high-stakes quarterfinal clash in Townsville in the 2012 U-19 World Cup.
In December 2014, he made his debut for Bangladesh in an ODI against Zimbabwe. Soumya captured limelight in Bangladesh’s 2015 World Cup campaign, where the team qualified for the quarterfinal for the first time. After the World Cup, Soumya’s performance rose to stardom when Bangladesh defeated Pakistan, India, and South Africa at their home in successive series. Soumya scored 497 runs in those 9 ODIs against those strong opponents. In Test matches, Sarkar has set the record for taking the most tests catches for Bangladesh.
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