Rishabh Pant Named The ICC Men’s Emerging Player of the Year
Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 159 against Australia in Sydney.
Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 159 against Australia in Sydney.(Photo: AP)

Rishabh Pant Named The ICC Men’s Emerging Player of the Year

21-year-old Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has been named the International Cricket Council's Emerging Player of the Year in the world body's annual awards.

In a standout year that saw him make his Test and ODI debut, Pant scored Test centuries in England in September and also against Australia in Sydney.

In fact, Pant’s 114 at The Oval helped him also become the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England. His 159* in Sydney was also the highest Test score by an Indian wicket-keeper in overseas conditions overtaking the previous best of 148 by MS Dhoni.

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It was also the third highest Test score by an Indian wicketkeeper overall, just behind MS Dhoni's 224 and BK Kunderan’s 192.

With the gloves, he also equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 in Adelaide in December.

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