Rishabh Pant

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Full Name Rishabh Rajendra Pant
Rishabh Pant Age 24 Years, 2 Months
Date Of Birth October 4, 1997,
Place Of Birth Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Nationality Indian
Batting Style Left Handed

Rishabh Pant Profile

A native of Uttarakhand, Rishabh Pant had to change bases many times at a young age to play cricket at the highest level. It was the U-19 World Cup in 2016 that made him a popular name across the country. He broke a record 50 against Nepal while soon setting the tone against Namibia, scoring a hundred. Unlike most southpaws, Pant's strength mainly lies in the arc between the mid-on and square, as his massive punch with the bat strikes fear in the minds of the opponents. He also uses offside, but not as a regular left-handed hitter. Pant was selected by the Delhi franchise in the T20 Indian Premier league in 2016 and has already demonstrated his skills with quite an explosive performance repertoire.

Although he appeared on stage as a batsman for the limited-format ODIs, Pant also reached the next level for Delhi in terms of the four-day test format. He broke the historic record of scoring a century in just 48 balls in the 2016/17 season and went on to become one of the youngest batsmen to set a three-century record. Pant ended up in the top 5 top-scorers that season, and what stands out is his staggering hit rate of 107 - unimaginable in this format, especially considering his amazing consistency.

On 22nd October, 2015 at the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy, Rishabh Pant made his first-class debut. Pant made his List A debut on 23rd December, 2015 at the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

In the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy, Pant scored 308 runs in an innings during a match against Maharashtra, making him the third-youngest Indian to reach a triple century in top-class cricket.

ICC Cricket Rankings:

T20 Test ODI
Batting 62 13 86
Bowling - - -

Indian T20 Premier League

The expertise that Indian T20 Premier League requires and the skills that Rishabh Pant has in his kitty has been in perfect sync ever since. Rishabh Pant would check off most aspects if the definition of the ideal T20 batsman was ever written. He is a fierce cricketer with a wide range of strokes and can cross boundaries with ease. Strokes, ambition, fearless, you name it, and this guy has all the weapons in his arsenal.

Rishabh Pant Indian T20 Premier League Team

Rishabh Pant’s career so far embodies the chronology of the Indian T20 Premier League, "where talent meets opportunity." Delhi Daredevils picked up Rishabh at an auction in 2016 for 1.9 crores. His first season didn't go the way he anticipated, but Rishabh justified the owner's confidence in 2017. It was a breakthrough season, and Rishabh's performance came out well and right. By the time he entered the second season of the Indian T20 Premier League, his confidence was overwhelming, and there was talk of India's imminent participation in the 2017 Champions Trophy. However, life took an unexpected turn for the young batsman. A few days before his team's first game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, his father passed away leaving a void that was difficult to fill. Returning to cricket after the tragedy, he almost got his team a victory with an effort all by himself and then scored a stunning 97 against the Gujarat Lions to finish the tournament with 366 runs.

Rishabh was reserved for the third season and turned out to be the only bright spot for Delhi in a rather dark campaign. Throughout the season, Pant is responsible for destroying opponents’ player morale. His score of 125 against SRH was one that reached for the stars.

Rishabh Pant was appointed captain of the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2021 Indian T20 Premier League after Shreyas Iyer was left out of the tournament with a shoulder injury. On 10th April,2021, Pant played his first game as Delhi Capitals captain against Chennai Super Kings; he then became the fifth-youngest captain of the Indian Premier League. Pant won his first game as Indian T20 Premier League captain after Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets. Pant led the Delhi Capitals to four wins from their first six Indian T20 Premier League matches in 2021.

Pant is the second-youngest player to score a ton in the Indian T20 Premier League after Manish Pandey during his play. This was Pant's first Indian T20 Premier League ton and the 50th century scored in the tournament history.

Rishabh Pant International Career

In January 2017, Pant was accepted into the Indian team Twenty20 International (T20) squad for their draw against England. He made his debut for India on 1 February 2017 in the third T20I against England at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Rishabh Pant became India's youngest player to play an international T20 match for India before Washington Sundar came along.

In June 2017, Pant joined the India team for an ODI against the West Indies. In February 2018, he was inducted into India's T20I team for the 2018 Nidahas Cup.

In July 2018, Pant was appointed to the India test team for the draw against England. He made his Test debut against England on 18th August 2018.

In December 2018, in the first Test against Australia, Pant took 11 catches, most out of all the wicket-keepers for India in a friendly match. In January 2019, during the fourth Test against Australia, Pant became the first wicket-keeper of India to celebrate a century in a friendly in Australia.

In June 2019, Pant was appointed to the India team at the 2019 World Cricket Championships as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who suffered a hairline fracture on his left thumb during India's match against Australia. On 19th June 2019, the Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) confirmed that Dhawan had been sent off for the remainder of the tournament, with Pant confirmed as his successor. After the World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Rishabh Pant as the team's new star.

In the second innings of the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy First Test, India was bowled out for 36 runs and lost the Test by 8 wickets, despite having a healthy lead in the first innings. Virat Kohli's unavailability for the remainder of the series caused India to change their line-up and add more batsmen. Rishabh Pant was selected ahead of Wriddhiman Saha for the second test in Melbourne.

While Pant scored a valuable 29 in the first round of the Melbourne Test, he made a career-changing knock in Sydney.

Rishabh Pant also suffered a minor injury during the match. However, he was promoted and came out batting at 5. He hit 12 fours and 3 sixes in his counter-attack of 97 runs in just 118 balls. His partnership with Pujara of 148 runs placed India in a winning position. The match ended in a draw, making the fourth Test Brisbane final and conclusive. 

Australia has been unbeaten in Brisbane since 1988. India has had a number of its first-choice players - Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma - out injured and out of the game. Rishabh Pant went 89 unbeaten with 9 fours and sixes and won the draw. He was also recognized as ' Player of the Match.'

Rishabh Pant Overall Stats (Batting):

M I R N/O HS 50s 100s Avg. S.R.
T20(I) 41 35 623 8 65* 2 0 23.07 122.88
Test 25 42 1549 3 159* 7 3 39.71 67.67
ODI 18 16 529 0 78 3 0 33.06 114.25
World Cup 4 4 116 0 48 0 0 29.00 89.23
IPL 84 84 2498 13 128* 15 1 35.18 147.46

Rishabh Pant Overall Top Achievements:

  • 300 runs and 15 wicket-keeping dismissals in a series record (Test)
  • Most dismissals in a match (11) record (Test)
  • Most catches in a match record, 11 catches.(Test)

Rishabh Pant Stats - Career Information:

  • Feb 01, 2017: T20 debut vs England at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
  • Nov 21, 2021:Last T20 vs New Zealand at Eden Gardens
  • Aug 18, 2018:Test debut vs England at Trent Bridge
  • Sep 10, 2021:Last Test vs England at Emirates Old Trafford
  • Oct 21, 2018:ODI debut vs West Indies at Barsapara Cricket Stadium
  • Mar 28, 2021:Last ODI vs England at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
  • Apr 27, 2016:IPL debut vs Gujarat Lions at Arun Jaitley Stadium
  • Oct 13, 2021:Last IPLvs Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah Cricket Stadium


Rishabh Pant made his first-class debut on 22nd October 2015 in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy and his List A debut on 23rd December, 2015 in the 2015–16 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Rishabh Pant made his T20 International debut against England at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on February 1, 2017. He scored his Twenty20I debut for the Indian team in January 2017, started his Test Debut in August 2018 and ODI debut in October 2018.

No. Pant is the second-youngest player to score a ton in the Indian T20 Premier League after Manish Pandey during his play.

No, Rishabh's birthplace was Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

Rishabh Pant is currently unmarried with a girlfriend named Isha Negi, an entrepreneur in Interior Decor Design.

Rishabh Pant plays as a wicket keeper and a batsman in the middle order for the Indian cricket team. He is currently a part of the Delhi Capitals team in the Indian T20 Premier League. He is retained by the team as its Captain for the upcoming season for a stunning 16 Crore.

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was retained by the Delhi Capitals team as their captain for the next season this 2021 at a whopping Rs. 16 crore

Rishabh Pant is a middle order left handed batsman as well as a wicketkeeper for the Indian cricket team. His ICC ranking for ODI cricket is 87, 14- Test Series and 61 in T20 format of cricket.

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