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Rishabh Pant named ICC's Emerging Cricketer of 2018

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

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

India's Rishabh Pant, left, celebrates making 100 runs as Australia's Marnus Labuschagne watches on day 2 during their cricket test match in Sydney. Photo: AP/PTI
India's Rishabh Pant, left, celebrates making 100 runs as Australia's Marnus Labuschagne watches on day 2 during their cricket test match in Sydney. Photo: AP/PTI

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

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 equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.

He was also the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.

First Published: Tue, January 22 2019. 11:25 IST
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