Robin Das signs two-year contract extension


Essex Cricket is delighted to announce that Leytonstone-born batter Robin Das has signed a contract extension to keep him at the Club until the end of the 2025 season.

The 21-year-old, who is a product of the Essex Academy, hit a memorable century on his First-Class debut against Ireland this summer, having previously made his T20 and List A bows in 2020 and 2022, respectively.

A positive batter who often looks to seize the initiative, Das’s style is demonstrated in his respective strike rates, with that metric sitting above 100 in all three formats.

Indeed, his Ireland ton was an exhibition of hitting as he racked up 132 in just 118 deliveries, and he then followed it up just four days later with a swashbuckling 33-ball 69 in the Vitality Blast opener against Gloucestershire.

Not content with that, he also broke records by striking two sparkling consecutive double-centuries for the 2nd XI in September, becoming the first recorded Essex player to achieve that feat.

Having amassed 214 in a crushing innings victory against Kent, Das made even more of an impression a week later away to Middlesex, notching 232 off just 180 deliveries to end 2023 with 669 2nd XI Championship runs.

“I’m really happy to get this contract signed, especially after what was such a memorable season for me,” said Das. “I really feel at home here, and that environment has allowed me to play my natural game.

“I’m obviously someone who likes to play with freedom, and it’s fantastic that the coaches and the rest of the guys we have here are willing to let me do that because it’s a really fun way to play!”

Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, added: “It’s great for all of us here that such a talented and dynamic batter like Robin has extended his time at the Club.

“We knew he had a lot of natural talent when he was coming through the pathway, but we’ve seen that properly begin to manifest itself with the season he’s just had.

“He has such a high ceiling, and we’re now really looking forward to seeing him reach even loftier targets in the years to come.”