Rishabh pant has been brought in place of Manish Pandey for the third T20I between India and England.
Explosive batsman Rishabh Pant has been been handed his India debut in the series-deciding T20 International against England in Bengaluru.
England had won the first game in Kanpur while India bounced back to seal a thrilling win in Nagpur. Manish Pandey, who struggled in the second match was dropped to make way for the exciting Pant.
Pant, a 19-year-old Delhi-based wicketkeeper-batsman, is the youngest player to debut for India in T20 Internationals. He shot into fame with his sensational form during the Under-19 World Cup last year and then dazzled in the Ranji Trophy. (Rishabh Pant a good option in India’s middle order: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)
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Pant hammered 308 off only 326 balls against Maharashtra in a Ranji game in October to become the fourth-youngest triple-centurion in first-class cricket. A few weeks later, he blasted a hundred off only 48 balls, one of the fastest hundreds by an Indian batsman in domestic cricket.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 1, 2017
He had impressed in the U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh with a record-shattering fifty against Nepal before smashing a hundred agaisnt Namibia to help India reach the last-four.
At the age of 19 years and 120 days, Rishabh Pant became the youngest Indian to appear in a T20I match on Wednesday. The previous record was held by Ishant Sharma, who was 19 years 152 days old on his T20I debut.Youngest Indian players in Twenty20 Internationals