Ishan Kishan is a prodigious talent coming from the state of Jharkhand that has given Indian cricket a giant in the name of MS Dhoni. Ishan in his relatively short career has managed to grab eyeball all round and its just a matter of couple of good seasons and he could be knocking on the doors of the national team.
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Kishan made his first-class debut in December 2014 for Jharkhand. He first caught the selectors' eye when featuring in his debut Ranji season, scoring a hundred and 5 fifties in 2014. Perhaps his performance in the domestic arena came on 6 November 2016 when Ishan Kishan 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. He was the leading run-scorer for Jharkhand in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 405 runs in nine matches.
Kishan's first claim to fame came in 2016 when he was picked to lead the India under-19s for the u-19 World Cup held in Dhaka. Despite a lean run with the bat (73 runs in six innings), in a tournament where Rishabh Pant lit up the scoring charts, he took India to the finals and eventually finished as the runner-up. Kishan drew praises from several quarters for his intelligent captaincy skills.
Ishan Kishan was first bought by Gujarat Lions in 2016 after he led India at the Under-19 World Cup in 2016 in Bangladesh, where his team finished runners-up to West Indies. He was bought for Rs 35 lakhs by the now-defunct franchise. Across two seasons, the Jharkhand wicket-keeper played 16 games and scored only 319 runs
In 2018, he was bought for a whopping INR 5.5 crore by Mumbai Indians. Ishan, played 14 games in 2018 and seven games in 2019, scoring just 101 runs with an average of 16.83. The 2020 season is expected to be a breakout season for him.
Ishan Kishan was born on 18th of July 1998 in Patna, Bihar to Pranav Kumar Pandey and Suchitra Singh. Kishan's father Pranav Kumar Pandey, is a builder by profession. Ishan's brother Raj Kishan, supported him in pursuing cricket as career. Due to registration issue between Bihar Cricket Association and the BCCI, Ishan started playing for neighboring state Jharkhand based on advice from a senior player and friend. Hailing from the same city as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ishan always draws a comparison with his senior.