Picture of Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Played for:
India, India A, Indian Board President's XI, India Red, North Zone, Delhi, India Under-19, Delhi
Roles played:
ICC Rank:
Home country:
October 04, 1997, Haridwar, Uttarakhand


Rishabh Pant belongs to the Adam Gilchrist school of Cricketology, a dashing left-handed batsman who keeps wickets well for his side. Originally from Uttarakhand, Pant had to shift bases quite a few times from a tender age as he targeted playing cricket at the highest level. It was the 2016 U-19 World Cup that brought him fame across the country. He smashed a record-breaking fifty against Nepal while also racking up a ton against Namibia soon after. Unlike most southpaws, Pant's strength is mostly in the arc between mid on and square leg as his terrific bat swing causes mayhem on the bowlers. He does pepper the off side too but not as much as the usual left-handed batsman. Picked by the Delhi franchise in the Indian T20 League in 2016, Pant has already showed his skills with quite a few explosive knocks.

Although he burst into the scene as a batsman for the limited-overs format, Pant has also scaled greater heights for Delhi in the domestic circuit as far as the four-day format is concerned. He smashed a historical century off just 48 balls in the 2016-17 season while also becoming one of the youngest ever batsmen to record a triple century. Pant finished among the top five run-getters of the season and what stood out was his astonishing strike rate of 107 - unimaginable in this format especially considering his staggering consistency. His keeping has been safe and the young lad has shown eagerness to learn with every game which is pleasing. With MS Dhoni at the twilight of his career, Pant is the perfect successor to keep the legacy going for the wicketkeeper batsman slot in the Indian team. 

Fast Facts

  • Holds the record for the fastest century in Ranji Trophy
  • Third youngest Indian player to register a triple century in First-Class cricket
  • Has the fastest fifty at Under-19 level
  • Fourth highest run-scorer in the 2016-17 Ranji Season
  • Best strike-rate by any batsman in the 2016-17 Ranji Season


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
T20 2 2 43 1 43.00 113.15 0 0 38
IPL 24 24 564 2 25.63 151.20 0 3 97
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
T20 1 0 0
IPL 11 3 0


India Vs England at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Feb 01, 2017
Last played:
India Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica - Jul 09, 2017
Delhi Vs Gujarat at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 27, 2016
Last played:
Delhi Vs Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 14, 2017