Rishabh Pant named ICC’s Emerging Cricketer of 2018

The 21-year-old Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England and Australia.

Rishabh Pant exhibited an entertaining brand of cricket in the just concluded India-Australia Test series.   -  GETTY IMAGES

India’s fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was Tuesday named the International Cricket Council’s Emerging Player of the Year in the world body’s annual awards.

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The 21-year-old Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.

He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England and Australia, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.