Ishan Kishan

Ishan Pranav Kumar Pandey Kishan (born 18 July 1998) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Indian cricket team as a Wicket-keeper batter. He made his international debut in March 2021 against England. He plays for Jharkhand in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is a left-handed opening batter. He was the captain of India's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[2][3]

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan.jpg
Kishan in 2022
Personal information
Full name
Ishan Kishan
Born (1998-07-18) 18 July 1998 (age 24)
Patna, Bihar, India
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)[1]
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 235)18 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI11 October 2022 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.32
T20I debut (cap 84)14 March 2021 v England
Last T20I22 November 2022 v New zealand
T20I shirt no.32
Domestic team information
2016–2017Gujarat Lions
2018–presentMumbai Indians
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC T20
Matches 9 21 46 145
Runs scored 267 589 2,805 3774
Batting average 33.37 29.45 38.42 29.48
100s/50s 0/3 0/4 5/16 3/21
Top score 93 89 273 113*
Catches/stumpings 3/1 6/2 96/11 68/9
Source: Cricinfo, 29 November 2022

Early lifeEdit

Ishan was born in Patna, Bihar. His father Pranav Kumar Pandey, is a builder by profession. Ishan's brother Raj Kishan, supported him in pursuing cricket as career.[4] Due to registration issues between Bihar Cricket Association and the BCCI, Ishan started playing for neighboring state Jharkhand based on advice from a senior player and friend. As per Ishan's coach, his idols are former Indian team captain M.S. Dhoni and former Australian wicket-keeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist.[5][6]

Ishan has a deep connection with Aurangabad (Bihar) district. Ishan's ancestral residence is in Gordiha village under Daudnagar subdivision of Aurangabad district. Ishan's grandmother Savitri Sinha was a civil surgeon in Nawada. After retirement, his grandmother made her home in Nawada itself. While his parents were involved in the pharmaceutical business. Later they all moved to Patna and settled there.[7]

Domestic careerEdit

On 6 November 2016, Ishan scored 273 runs against Delhi in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy. This was the highest score by a player for Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy.[8][9] He was the leading run-scorer for Jharkhand in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 484 runs in six matches.[10]

He was the leading run-scorer for Jharkhand in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 405 runs in nine matches.[11] In October 2018, he was named in India C's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy,[12] scoring a century in the tournament's final.[13] In February 2019, in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he scored an unbeaten century against Jammu & Kashmir.[14] In the next match, against Manipur, scored 113 not out, to record back-to-back centuries in the tournament.[15]

In August 2019, he was named in the India Red team's squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.[16][17] In October 2019, he was named in India A's squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[18]

On 20 February 2021, on the opening day of the 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Kishan scored 173 runs against Madhya Pradesh.[19] Jharkhand finished their innings on 422/9, the highest total by any team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.[20]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

In 2016, Ishan was bought by Gujarat Lions in the 2016 IPL auction.[21] In 2018, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction.[22] He was the highest run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians in the 2020 IPL, with 516 runs from 14 matches[23] and won the most sixes award of the season.[24]

For the 2022 IPL, Ishan was bought by the Mumbai Indians for ₹15.25 crores, making him the second-most expensive Indian player at the auction, behind Yuvraj Singh. Ishan although couldn't perform to justify his price tag in the 2022 IPL but still remains an interesting prospect for Mumbai Indians in future IPLs.[25]

International careerEdit

In February 2021, Ishan Kishan was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against England.[26] It was his maiden international call-up to the India cricket team.[27] He made his T20I debut for India on 14 March 2021, against England, scoring 56 off 32 before getting out to Adil Rashid.[3] India went on to win the game by seven wickets with Kishan being named as the man of the match.[28]

In June 2021, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka.[29] He made his ODI debut on 18 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka, scoring 59 off 42 balls.[30] In September 2021, Kishan was named in India's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[31]

In October 2022, Kishan scored an ODI career high of 93 runs in the 2nd of 3 ODI matches against South Africa.[32]


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  9. ^ "Ranji Trophy: Delhi v Jharkhand at Thumba, Nov 5-8, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
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  20. ^ "Ishan Kishan hits 173, Jharkhand smash highest-ever total of Vijay Hazare Trophy against Madhya Pradesh". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
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  22. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
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  26. ^ "India's squad for Paytm T20I series announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  27. ^ "Ishan Kishan In the Indian Squad for the T20 series against England". 22 February 2021.
  28. ^ "India v England: Virat Kohli & Ishan Kishan shine in second T20". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  29. ^ "Shikhar Dhawan to captain India on limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  30. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Jul 18 2021, India tour of Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  31. ^ "India's T20 World Cup squad: R Ashwin picked, MS Dhoni mentor". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  32. ^ "Shreyas 113*, Kishan 93 give India dominating win in Ranchi and level series 1-1". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2022.

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