Shiv Sunder Das
, (born November 5, 1977) is an Indian cricketer
. He is a right-handed opening batsman. In first class cricket, he plays for Orissa
. Das was selected in 2000 for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy
. He proceeded to make his Test debut later that year.
Considered the answer to India's search for a genuine Test
opener, Das began his Test career well. After going through the five Test tour of the West Indies in 2002 without making a single fifty, he was dropped from the Test XI in the subsequent tour of England, and has not played for India since. Das represented India in 23 Test matches and scored 1,326 runs at an average of 38.91, hitting two centuries - both of them against Zimbabwe, at Nagpur He was awarded the Man of the series award during this tour to Zimbabwe, in 2001. Das then hit 250 in a first class match against Essex
during India's tour to England in 2002. In first class cricket
, Das now captains Orissa cricket team
in domestic competitions.