Teams: Delhi, India U19, Delhi Capitals, India, India A, North Zone, India Blue, India Red, Indian Board Presidents XI
Rishabh Pant is a left-handed Indian wicketkeeper/batsman regarded a very destructive one. He represented India in 2016 U-19 World Cup and hit a blistering 18-ball fifty to hoig the limelight. Though the Indian U-19 team failed to win the cup, Pant came out as a player who is knocking the doors of the Indian seniors team. In January 2019, Pant was named the ICC Emerging Player of the Year at ICC Awards 2018.
Pant made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Windies at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, on October 21, 2018. He did not get a chance to bat in that match as India chased 322 runs with ease. Pant has so far played 3 ODIs and scored 41 runs at a strike rate of 132.26.
Rishabh Pant made his T20 International debut against England at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on February 1, 2017. In the 14 T20 matches played so far, he has scored 232 runs at an average of 21.09, with one fifty. He was the youngest player to make a T20I debut for India (19 years 120 days) before Washington Sunder, who played at the age of 18 years 80 days debuted the same year.
Pant was one of the three players that the Delhi franchise retained for the 2018 season. And Pant proved his worth for the team both behind and in front of the stumps. In the 2018 edition of IPL, he narrowly missed the orange cap but went on to score a handsome 684 runs from 14 innings. In the 54 matches that he has played across all editions of IPL so far, he has scored 1,736 runs at an average 36.16 and a strike rate of 162.69 Pant has scored a century and 8 fifties. Behind the stumps, he has taken 33 catches and done 11 stumpings.
Rishbah Pant made his Test debut against England at Trent Bridge on August 18, 2018. He started his Test career with a bang, hitting the first ball for a six over the bowler’s head to give a glimpse of his hitting capabilities. He became the first batsman for India to get off the mark in Test cricket with a six. Pant smashed his first Test century in the last match of that series in a losing cause. Pant is also the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test century in England. During India’s 2018-19 tour of Australia, he took 11 catches, which was the most by a wicketkeeper for India in a Test. In the last Test at Sydney, he scored his second century and became the first wicketkeeper for India to score a century down under. In the 9 Test matches, he scored 629 runs so far at an average of 49.71, including two centuries and two fifties.