Litton Kumer Das (Bengali: লিটন কুমার দাস; born 13 October 1994) is a Bangladeshi cricketer and current vice-captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team in all formats. He is a right-handed batter and a wicket-keeper. He made his international debut for Bangladesh in June 2015. He has scored the highest individual score for Bangladesh in ODI cricket (176).
Litton was born in Dinajpur, Bangladesh to a cricket-loving family. He has two brothers. He studied in Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP), a sports institute, where he received formal training and coaching. He later enrolled in American International University-Bangladesh and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
Litton married his long-time girlfriend Devashri Biswas Sonchita, an agriculturist, in July 2019. He practices Hinduism and is a devoted follower of Lord Krishna. He is also fond of travelling, playing golf and football.
Litton represented the Bangladesh Under-15s, Under-17s, Under-19s and Under-23s teams in various tournaments. He played in the Under-19 World Cups in 2012 and 2014. He made his first-class debut for Rangpur Division in October 2011. In the 2014–15 National Cricket League, he scored five centuries and finished the season with 1,024 runs at an average of 85.33, helping Rangpur Division win the championship.
Litton made his international debut for Bangladesh in June 2015 against India in an ODI match. He scored a duck in his first innings but impressed with his wicket-keeping skills. He made his Test debut in the same month against the same opposition and scored 44 runs in his second innings. He made his T20I debut in July 2015 against South Africa and scored 22 runs.
Litton has scored over 2,000 runs and taken more than 30 catches in ODIs. He has scored five centuries and ten half-centuries, with a highest score of 176 against Zimbabwe in March 2020. During the same match, he and Tamim Iqbal made a partnership of 292 runs for the first wicket, which is the highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODI. He has also been part of the Bangladesh team that reached the final of the Asia Cup in 2018.
Litton has scored over 1,500 runs and taken more than 25 catches in T20Is. He has scored ten half-centuries, with a highest score of 83 against Zimbabwe in March 2020. He holds the record for the fastest fifty by a Bangladeshi batsman in T20I, scoring it off 19 balls against Zimbabwe in March 2023. He has also played in four T20 World Cups and helped Bangladesh reach the Super 12 stage twice.
Litton has scored over 2,000 runs and taken more than 60 catches in Tests. He has scored three centuries and sixteen half-centuries, with a highest score of 141 against Zimbabwe in February 2020. He has also scored two double-hundreds in first-class cricket, with a highest score of 274 for East Zone in the Bangladesh Cricket League in January 2017. He has played in four Test World Championships and helped Bangladesh achieve their first-ever Test wins over England and Australia .
Litton holds several records and achievements in international cricket. Some of them are:
Litton has been honoured with many awards and accolades for his outstanding performances. Some of them are:
Litton has been appointed as the vice-captain of Bangladesh in all three formats since January 2021. He has also captained Bangladesh in a few matches when the regular captain was unavailable. He led Bangladesh to their first-ever T20I series win over New Zealand in September 2021, scoring a match-winning 65 not out in the fifth and final match. He also captained Bangladesh to their first-ever Test win over Afghanistan in June 2023, scoring a crucial 79 runs in the second innings.
Litton has been involved in some controversies during his career. Some of them are: