Rishabh Pant – India’s next superstar

IPL Fantasy Stats Rishabh Pant

A fiery batsman, a chirpy wicket-keeper, and now the captain of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League – Rishabh Pant is all of 23 years old but is already a superstar across all formats of the game. Pant shot into the limelight after his exploits in the U19 World Cup in 2016 where he blitzed a 24-ball 75 against Nepal and a power-packed century versus Namibia. 

During the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season, Pant smashed 308 runs in an innings against Maharashtra becoming the third-youngest Indian to score a triple ton in a first-class match. In the same season, Pant smoked a 48-ball ton against Jharkhand, the fastest century in the history of the Ranji Trophy. If that wasn’t enough, in his second season Pant smashed the second-fastest T20 century of all-time against Himachal Pradesh in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match. 

Pant was picked by the Delhi franchise during the IPL auctions in February 2016 for a whopping INR 1.9 crore from a base price of INR 10 lakh. Playing in only his third match, he smashed 69 off 40 balls to see Delhi through to an eight-wicket win. In the 2017 season of IPL, Pant massacred Gujarat Lions en route a 43-ball 97, which was regarded by Sachin Tendulkar as the best knock he has seen in all of IPL. Pant then slammed his maiden IPL century in IPL 2018 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, a 63-ball 128, which was at the time the highest score in the league by an Indian. He was named captain of the Delhi side ahead of IPL 2021.  

The dasher from Delhi was first called into the national side in January 2017 for the T20 Internationals against England. It wasn’t easy for Pant though. When he first came into the Indian side, Pant was filing MS Dhoni‘s boots, which was a huge task in itself. Any lapse in his wicket keeping drew harsh criticism from fans and comparisons with MS Dhoni have always been there. Pant did not have the best of times at the start of his career. He often got out after securing a start and there were far too many lapses in his keeping. However, in the last year or so Pant has really come of age. 

Pant is the only Indian wicketkeeper to score Test centuries in England and Australia and is currently the seventh-ranked batsman in Test cricket. Pant’s fearless batting came to the fore during India’s recent win over Australia where he scored runs for fun. He does not have a lot of captaincy experience but if there is one thing we know about him, he will not be shy in taking any risks during the IPL.

Rishabh Pant Biography

Full NameRishabh Rajdendra Pant
BornOctober 4, 1997
Birth PlaceRoorkee, India
RoleWicket Keeper & Batsman
Batting StyleLeft Handed
Bowling Style
First Class Debut2015
ODI DebutVs West Indies, Oct 2018
T20I DebutVs February, February 2017
IPL Debut Vs Gujarat Lions, April 2017
Test DebutVs England, August 2018

Batting Stats & Records 


Recent Matches:

TeamOppositionDateBat & Bowl
DCvs KKR13 October 20216, 1c/0s
DCvs Super Kings10 October 202151*
DCvs RCB8 October 202110
DCvs Super Kings4 October 202112, 1c/0s
DCvs Mumbai2 October 202126, 1c/0s
DCvs KKR28 September 202139, 0c/0s
DCvs Royals25 September 202124, 2c/1s
DCvs Sunrisers22 September 202135*, 1c/0s
IndiaEngland2 September 20219, 50
IndiaEngland25 August 20212, 1

Interesting Facts About Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant might be just a few years old in international cricket but the youngster has already set the stage on fire with his fiery batting. By being handed captaincy at such a young age shows Delhi believes in him and his talent. Pant has had his ups and downs in international cricket but has now found his stride and he will be keen on carrying on. Here are some more interesting facts and records about Pant. 

  1. Pant was picked by Delhi for a whopping 1.9 crore in the IPL 2016 auctions, from a base price of only 10 lakhs. 
  2. Pant holds the record of smashing the second-fastest T20 century, off 32 balls against Himachal Pradesh.
  3. Pant has scored the fastest century in Ranji Trophy history – off 48 balls against Jharkhand.
  4. Pant is the third-youngest Indian to record a triple century in first-class cricket.
  5. Pant is the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in Australia and England
  6. Pant holds the record for the highest number of catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series.

How Rishabh Pant’s stats will help you in Fantasy Cricket?

With Shreyas Iyer pulling out of the tournament, Rishabh Pant has been appointed captain by Delhi Capitals. Pant has been the backbone of the Delhi team for a while. He bats at the top of the order and keeps wickets, which means he is likely to give you points in two departments. His stats will help you in ascertaining whether or not you should pick Pant on your fantasy cricket team on MPL. Check out our blogs and prediction articles where we give important tricks and tips for each match that will be played at the Indian Premier League in 2021.

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