Shiv Sundar Das

Full Name : Shiv Sunder Das
Birthday : 5 November 1977
Birth Place : Bhubaneshwar
Country : India
Batting : Right Hand Bat
Bowling : Right Arm Medium
ODI Debut : -
Test Debut : India Vs Bangladesh in Dhaka, 2000-2001. 

Shiv Sunder Das is a young and energetic cricketer with good technique. He will blossom into a fine piece if nurtured with proper guidance and coaching. He made his debut against Bangladesh in their first Test match but recorded his first century (110) in his third game, against Zimbabwe in Nagpur. His big break came in May 2000 when he was selected to the National Cricket Academy and got the chance to interact closely with his idol Sunil Gavaskar among others. In June-July, Das visited the Australian Cricket Academy under the Gavaskar-Border scholarship, which he believes was the best thing that happened to him. The intensive six week course instilled a sense of professionalism in Das whose technique was tightened up and his preferred backfoot play refined, especially cutting and pulling. He also has ample opportunity now to sharpen his leadership skills, taking over as East Zone captain this season in addition to his duties as captain of Orissa. In the face of a chronic scarcity of competent Test openers, Das could be just the man to step into the breach.

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