Mushfiqur Rahim and Khaled Mashud have undoubtedly been two of the most successful wicketkeeper batters in Bangladesh’s cricketing history. Their fans are hoping that the emergence of Nurul Hasan and Litton Das can carry forward the legacy in the times to come. Litton Das is a right-handed wicketkeeper batter representing Bangladesh. Hailing from Dinajpur, Litton began his professional career by playing junior-level cricket in his country.
He impressed one and all with his performances at that level, and as a result, he made his first-class debut for Dhaka Division during the 2011–12 National Cricket League season. He has also represented Bangladesh at the 2012 and 2014 Men’s Under-19 World Cups. In both editions, he had an average of over 50 but his actual rise began during the 2014–15 domestic season when he amassed 1024 runs in the 2014–15 National Cricket League and finished as the highest run-getter in the competition.
Litton was rewarded for his impressive showing with a maiden call-up to the national side for the T20 series against Pakistan. However, he did not get a chance to play in that series. He finally made his Test and ODI debut for Bangladesh in the home series against India. In July 2015, Litton made his T20I debut against South Africa at home. Other than the Bangladesh Premier League, he has also plied his trade in the Caribbean Premier League, appearing for the Jamaica Tallawahs.
In the 2022 Indian T20 League mini-auction, the Kolkata franchise acquired his services for the 2023 Indian T20 League season. Litton Das bats at the top of the order for Bangladesh in the white-ball formats, whereas in Tests, he is used in the middle order. He is a free-scoring batter and does so by playing proper cricket shots. Moreover, he is handy with his glovework behind the stumps. Litton has also captained Bangladesh in the absence of their regular skipper and has the potential to become Bangladesh's full-time captain in the future.