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Rishabh Pant

India|Wicketkeeper Batter
Rishabh Pant
INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2022
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Full Name

Rishabh Rajendra Pant

Born

October 04, 1997, Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Age

26y 196d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Rishabh Pant IPL factfile

- Rishabh Pant returned to play IPL 2024 after recovering from severe injuries he suffered in a life-threatening car accident in December 2022. He was named captain of Delhi Capitals (DC) again after his return, having missed the 2023 season following the mishap.

- Pant was bought by DC at the 2016 IPL auction, on the same day that he scored a century to seal India's place in the Under-19 World Cup semi-final, and he has remained with them ever since.

- An attacking left-hand wicketkeeper-batter, Pant made a name for himself with his audacious stroke play and daredevil approach. His best season with the bat was in IPL 2018, when he scored 684 runs at a strike rate of 173.60.

- In IPL 2019, Pant was DC's second highest run-scorer - 488 at a strike rate of 162.66 - as they qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

- Pant was named DC's captain for IPL 2021, when Shreyas Iyer was injured, and had led the team to the top of the points table at the halfway stage before the season was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. When the season resumed later in 2021, DC decided to continue with Pant as their captain.

Rishabh Pant player profile

A match-turning, swashbuckling batter-keeper in the Adam Gilchrist mould, Rishabh Pant has had a starring role in more than a handful of India's biggest Test matches in his first few years in the team.

His first Test century came in his third match, on the 2018 tour of England, when he made 114 from No. 7 when up against a target of 464 that he made look almost gettable at points when he was at the crease. Early the following year he produced 159 off 189 balls in a giant India total in Sydney, which sealed their first series in Australia. An encore followed early in 2021, when he made a brisk 97 at the SCG, helping wrest a draw off Starc, Cummins, Lyon and Hazlewood after India were staring down the barrel.

Pant's finest batting hour came in the classic that followed in Brisbane: an unbeaten 89 to steer a veritable India third XI home in a tall chase, and to their second series win down under in two visits. In Cape Town at the start of 2022, he made an almost ludicrous 100 off 139 in an India total where the next highest score was 29. And later that year, he set India up with a rapid 146 in the first innings of the postponed last Test of their tour of England from 2021 - only for England to outgun them in a berserker fourth-innings chase.

It is a mark of Pant's no-fear, no-brakes batting that in his first four years in the game, he had as many scores between 90 and 100 in Tests as he did hundreds. It is the only way he has known: a year after making his Ranji Trophy debut at 18 in 2015, Pant scored a triple-hundred against Maharashtra, followed by two blistering centuries in a game against Jharkhand a month on - one of them ending in 135 off 67 balls.

With Test stats like his, Pant's numbers in T20 - close to 3000 runs over seven seasons for Delhi Capitals, at a strike rate of 148 - don't seem especially remarkable, but he has been a force for the Delhi side, their all-time top-scorer, and was appointed captain in 2021. He was bought at auction by the franchise the day he made a hundred in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup that took India into the semi-finals of that tournament.

Rishabh Pant Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests335642271159*43.67308473.635112465511914
ODIs30261865125*34.60811106.65159026261
T20Is66561298765*22.43781126.37038637279
FC57927412330848.50499982.47101944013618921
List A66605178313532.411704104.63211183586911
T20s186175304564128*31.473140145.3522441620811532

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests33------------
ODIs30------------
T20Is66------------
FC57112911/91/99.004.5012.0000
List A66------------
T20s186------------
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Recent Matches of Rishabh Pant

MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
DC vs GT16*2c/2s17-Apr-2024AhmedabadT20
DC vs LSG412c/0s12-Apr-2024LucknowT20
DC vs MI10c/0s07-Apr-2024WankhedeT20
DC vs KKR551c/0s03-Apr-2024VisakhapatnamT20
DC vs CSK511c/0s31-Mar-2024VisakhapatnamT20

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Photos of Rishabh Pant

Tristan Stubbs is thrilled after Rishabh Pant completes a second stumping - albeit a bit fortuitously - in his over
Rishabh Pant appeals - successfully - for the stumping of Abhinav Manohar
Rishabh Pant is all smiles ahead of the game against Gujarat Titans
Rishabh Pant hits out at the nets
Rishabh Pant and Jake Fraser-McGurk set up the chase for Delhi Capitals
Rishabh Pant lost his bat and also his wicket