Rishabh Pant

India
Age
October 4, 1997 (24 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
India
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

Twenty-three-year-old Rishabh Pant is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper who has represented India in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
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Team played

India, Asia XI, India A, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Red, North Zone, Delhi Capitals, India Under-19, Delhi, Indians

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
15
14
0
509
78
36.36
427
119.2
0
3
46
21
T20I
29
26
4
444
58
20.18
367
120.98
0
1
35
17
Test
23
37
3
1413
159*
41.56
2011
70.26
3
8
152
33
IPL
61
62
9
1888
128*
35.62
1312
143.9
1
12
178
80

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
15
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
29
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
23
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
61
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Biography

Pant’s exploits with the India U-19 team during the U-19 World Cup in 2016 attracted the attention of the Indian selectors who invited him to join the senior T20I squad a year later. He had his early cricket education under the mentorship of Tarak Sinha, a coach at Delhi’s Sonnet Cricket Academy. Pant’s prodigious talent allowed him to make his first-class debut playing for Delhi in 2015.

IPL Career

Across seasons, Pant has scored 1736 runs in 54 IPL matches at 36.16 with one ton and 11 fifties. He has made those runs at a strike rate of 162.69 with 152 fours and 94 sixes. In his first season with Delhi Daredevils, in 2016, Pant played 10 games and scored 198 runs at 24.75 with a strike rate of 130.26. On 3 May 2016, Gujarat Lions batted first against DD to post 149/7. Man of the Match Pant opened the innings with Quinton de Kock and scored 69 off 40 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes to see his side home with 8 wickets and 16 balls to spare. In 2017, the young batsman made 366 runs in 14 matches at 26.14 with a strike rate of 165.61. As in the previous season, his outstanding knock was made against Gujarat Lions, in Kanpur on 10 May 2017. Lions batted first and scored a challenging 208/7. Coming to the wicket with the scoreboard reading 42/1, Pant made 97 off 43 balls, with 6 fours and 9 sixes, at a phenomenal strike rate of 225.58. He was involved in a second-wicket stand of 143 with Sanju Samson, helping DD to win with 15 balls to spare. In his best IPL season in 2018, Rishabh played 14 matches and scored 684 runs at 52.61 with a strike rate of 173.61. He had one ton and 5 fifties, including one of the most spectacular knocks ever seen in the IPL, against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 10 May 2018 in Delhi. Rishabh propelled his team, currently known as Delhi Capitals, to a first innings score of 187/5 with an unbeaten 128 with 15 fours and 7 sixes. (The next highest score was 24.) Sadly for Pant, his best innings came in a losing cause as Sunrisers chased it down with 7 balls to spare. In his last season, in 2019, Rishabh made 488 runs in 16 games at 37.53 with a strike rate of 162.66. His most impressive knock of 78 not out on 24 March helped DC post 213/6 before bowling out MI for 176 in 19.2 overs. Pant helped make 2019 a historic season for DC, taking the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

ODI Career

Rishabh Pant has scored 374 runs in 16 ODIs at 26.71. He has also taken 8 catches and made one stumping. He played his first ODI against the West Indies in Guwahati in October 2019. He had starts of 17, 24, 36 and 16 in his next four innings that he, unfortunately, failed to convert into big knocks. The first two of those came against the West Indies in Vishakhapatnam and Pune, respectively. The last two came against Australia in Mohali and Delhi in March 2019, in India’s final preparation for the ICC World Cup. During the World Cup, Pant got his first opportunity against England in Birmingham on 30 June 2019. Batting at number four, Pant made 32 in India’s run chase of 338. He was involved in a partnership of 52 with Rohit Sharma and another one of 28 with Hardik Pandya. Pant’s dismissal in the 40th over was considered a turning point of the game as India did not recover from that position. Pant’s highest score of 71 came in a lost match against the West Indies in Chennai in December 2019. He last appeared in an ODI in January 2020 against Australia in Mumbai.

Test Career

Pant has scored 814 runs in 13 Test matches at 38.76 with two tons. He has also taken 59 catches and made 2 stumpings. He played his first Test match against England in Nottingham in August 2018. He made 24 and 1 in a match that India won by 203 runs. Pant got his first Test ton in the third match of the same series at the Oval in September 2018. England batted first and scored 332. In reply, India made 292, in which Pant’s contribution was only 5 runs. However, chasing a target of 464 in the fourth innings, India made a valiant effort, in which Pant played a major role with an innings of 114. Batting at number 7, Pant was involved in a sixth-wicket stand of 221 with Rahul. Eventually, India were bowled out for 345, leaving England the winners by 118 runs. Pant had identical scores of 92 in matches held in Rajkot and Hyderabad against the West Indies in October 2018, contributing to wins in both those games. He got his only other ton on India’s tour of Australia in January 2019. In the fourth Test of a series in Sydney, India batted first and piled up 622/7 thanks largely to Pant’s innings of 159. Pant had stands of 89 with Cheteshwar Pujara and 204 with Jadeja in a match that ended in a draw. Pant last appeared in a Test against New Zealand in Christchurch in February 2020.

T20I Career

Pant has scored 410 runs in 28 T20Is at 20.50. He made 5 not out in his first T20I against England in Bengaluru in February 2017, a match that India won. Pant got his first T20I fifty against the West Indies in Chennai in November 2018. Pant scored 58 and was involved in a 130-run stand with Dhawan in a successful run chase of 182. At Providence on 6 August 2019, the West Indies batted first and scored 146/6. India chased down the target with 7 wickets and 5 balls to spare thanks to Pant’s unbeaten 65. Pant last appeared in a T20i against Sri Lanka in Indore in January 2020.

Family of Rishabh Pant

Pant was born on 4 October 1997 to Rajendra Pant and Saroj Pant, natives of Roorkee in the Uttarakhand state of India.

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