Ishan Kishan

Ishan is a left-handed batsman from the same state as M.S. Dhoni. In 2016, Ishan led India in the U-19 World Cup, which was held in Bangladesh. His then squad managed to finish as runners-up to the West Indies. Although India was prosperous, Ishan struggled for form on friendly tracks where he only scored 73 runs in the six innings. In October 2015, he managed to strike 69 balls of 87. Eight sixes studded the strike, and it was a trophy clash between Ranji and Saurashtra. This was when he was noticed.

Basic Information About the Player

Full Name: Ishan Pranav Kumar Pandey Kishan
Born: July 18th, 1998
Nationality: Indian
Place of Birth: Patna, Bihar
Age: 23 years
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Role: Wicketkeeper batter
Field Position: Wicket-keeper

Teams:

  • Jharkhand
  • Gujarat Lions
  • Mumbai Indians
  • India
  • Bihar
  • East Zone
  • India A
  • India B
  • India Blue
  • India C
  • India Red
  • India Under-19s
  • India Board President’s XI
  • Jharkhand Under-19s
  • Rest of India

Career Build-Up

Two months from October 2015, Kishan led the Indian U-19s in Sri Lanka, winning a one-day tri-series. At this time, he had made his first debut for Jharkhand and managed to score five fifties and a century. He handled all these in his first ten first-class games. Gujarat Lions picked him during the IPL 2016 player auction. At the time, he was 17 years old, and his net worth was approximately $52,000.

Ishan has managed to use the opportunity provided by the IPL to improve himself further. In 2017, while playing for Gujarat Lions, he became pretty impressive with his lower-order hitting. During the 2018IPL auctions, he was at the receiving end. At this time, Mumbai Indians had won the bidding by signing him for his services at the cost of INR 6. 2 crores.

During the 2018 season, he became goal-divided in the middle of the games. However, he managed to maintain his unique abilities. For example, he got 21 balls 62 against Kolkata Knight Riders. The score included four sixes. He may not have been consistent with his performance, but he managed to finish the season with a fantastic strike rate of 150.

Achievements

In 2018, Kishan played 14 games, and in 2019, he played seven games. He scored 101 runs with an average of 16.83. 2020-2021 season is targeted to be the breakthrough he needs for his career. In 2021 February, Ishan was named to India’s T20I team against England. On March 14th, 2021, he made his T20I debut, where he scored56 off 32.

Last Match Played

He played in Sri Lanka vs. India, which was held in Colombo on July 18th, 2021. India won the match by seven wickets. On July 20th, 2021, India played against Sri Lanka, and India won by three wickets. Another match he played was India vs. England, which was held in Ahmedabad on March 14th, 2021. India was able to win by seven wickets.

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