Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, born on June 28, 2001, is a promising young cricketer hailing from Bangladesh.
Bowling Career of Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
Early Days and U-19 World Cup
Chowdhury’s cricketing journey gained significant recognition when he was selected to be part of Bangladesh’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. His journey in that tournament was cut short due to an unfortunate injury, which temporarily sidelined him.
In the face of adversity, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury’s determination shone through. Following his injury during the U-19 World Cup, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the step of sending him to Australia for surgery and rehabilitation. This demonstrates not only the BCB’s faith in his potential but also his own resilience in the face of setbacks.
Domestic Cricket Success
Mrittunjoy Chowdhury continued to make his mark in domestic cricket. In October 2020, he was named in the Mahmudullah XI squad for the 2020–21 BCB President’s Cup, gaining valuable experience and exposure.
He made his Twenty20 debut on May 31, 2021, playing for Shinepukur Cricket Club in the 2021 Dhaka Premier Division Twenty20 Cricket League.
Taking another step forward, he made his first-class debut on October 31, 2021, representing Khulna Division in the 2021–22 National Cricket League. Playing first-class cricket is often seen as a significant milestone in a cricketer’s career, and Mrittunjoy embraced this challenge with enthusiasm.
List A Debut and BPL Success
On January 9, 2022, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury made his List A debut, representing Central Zone in the 2021–22 Bangladesh Cricket League One Day tournament.
In a memorable turn of events, he was selected by the Chattogram Challengers during the players’ draft for the 2021–22 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). His BPL debut on January 29, 2022, was nothing short of spectacular. He achieved a remarkable hat-trick in a winning cause and was rightfully named the player of the match.
Mrittunjoy Chowdhury’s remarkable journey reached a pinnacle in April 2023 when he received his maiden call-up to the Bangladesh national cricket team for their One Day International (ODI) series against Ireland.
On May 14, 2023, he made his ODI debut for Bangladesh in the third ODI of the series against Ireland.
Cricket fans eagerly anticipate the promising career that lies ahead for Mrittunjoy Chowdhury.