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India's Ishan Kishan celebrates after scoring a double-century during the third one day international cricket match between Bangladesh and India in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)

Ishan Kishan Biography

Ishan Kishan Biography

Ishan Kishan, a left-handed opener, was born on July 18, 1998, in Patna, Bihar. A registration issue between the Bihar Cricket Association and the BCCI led him to play for the neighboring state of Jharkhand.

International Debut: Ishan made his international debut on March 14, 2021, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Positioned in the post-Dhoni era of Indian cricket, he emerged as a prominent wicketkeeper-batsman vying for the spot left by the legendary MS Dhoni, with Rishabh Pant being his main competitor.

Personal Information:

  • Full Name: Ishan Pranav Kumar Pandey Kishan
  • Nickname: Definite, Ishan Kishan
  • Date of Birth: July 18, 1998
  • Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Education: Delhi Public School, Patna; College of Commerce, Patna
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Family: Father – Pranav Kumar Pandey, Mother – Suchitra Singh, Brother – Raj Kishan
  • Girlfriend: Aditi Hundia (Rumoured)
  • Marriage Status: Not Married
  • Profession: Cricketer (India)
  • Role: Wicketkeeper-Batsman
  • Batting Style: Left-Handed Bat
  • Bowling Style: NA

Domestic Debut:

  • FC Debut: Assam vs Jharkhand at Guwahati – December 14–17, 2014
  • List A Debut: Odisha vs Jharkhand at Ranchi – March 07, 2014
  • T20 Debut: Jharkhand vs Tripura at Eden Gardens – April 02, 2014
  • IPL Debut: vs Punjab Kings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 11, 2016


  • Coaches: Santosh Kumar, Ajit Mishra, Uttam Mazumdar

Favorite Cricketers:

  • Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist

Early Life:

  • Ishan Kishan, born on July 18, 1998, in Bodh Gaya, Gaya, Bihar.
  • Father, Pranav Kumar Pandey, is a builder by profession.
  • Mischievous in childhood, he attended Delhi Public School, Patna, and later the College of Commerce, Patna.
  • Brother, Raj Kishan, a doctor and former state-level cricketer.
  • Early cricket practice at Moin-Ul Haq Stadium in Patna.
  • Debuted for Jharkhand in 2014 at age 15, catching the selectors’ attention.

Career Highlights:

Domestic Career:

  • First-class debut in December 2014 for Jharkhand.
  • Scored 273 runs against Delhi in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy.
  • Highest run-scorer for Jharkhand in the 2017/18 and 2018-19 seasons.
  • India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.
  • Unbeaten century in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • India Red team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020–21: Scored 173 runs, took seven catches, highest total by any team.

Indian Premier League (IPL):

  • Debut in IPL 2016 for Gujarat Lions.
  • Impressive seasons led to Mumbai Indians contract in 2018 for 6.2 crores.
  • Highest run-scorer for Mumbai Indians in 2020 with 516 runs.
  • Retained by Mumbai Indians in 2023 IPL Auction.

International Career:

  • T20I debut against England on March 14, 2021, scoring 56 runs.
  • ODI debut on July 18, 2021, against Sri Lanka, scoring 59 runs.
  • Double century against Bangladesh in December 2022, fastest to achieve this feat.


  • 14 sixes in a Ranji Trophy match against Delhi.
  • Led India’s U-19 team to the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup 2016.
  • Second Indian cricketer after Ajinkya Rahane to score a fifty in an international debut match.
  • Fastest player to score a double century in an ODI at the age of 24 years and 145 days.

Lesser Known Facts:

  • Nicknamed “Definite” by friends.
  • Shifted to Jharkhand in 2013 for more cricket opportunities.
  • Noticed by Rahul Dravid, picked in the U-19 squad, and made captain.
  • Almost lost his right eye during IPL 2018 after a throw from Hardik Pandya.


  • Arrested for reckless driving before the Under-19 World Cup 2016.

Social Media:

  • Active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

Career Summary (Batting Stats):

  • ODI: 14 matches, 510 runs, HS: 210, Ave: 42.5, SR: 106.02, 1 century, 3 fifties.
  • T20I: 27 matches, 653 runs, HS: 89, Ave: 25.11, SR: 122.74, 4 fifties.
  • FC: 48 matches, 2985 runs, HS: 273, Ave: 38.76, SR: 68.9, 6 centuries, 16 fifties.
  • List A: 91 matches, 3059 runs, HS: 210, Ave: 37.76, SR: 93.86, 5 centuries, 15 fifties.
  • T20: 151 matches, 3838 runs, HS: 113*, Ave: 28.64, SR: 129.83, 3 centuries, 21 fifties.

Bowling Stats:

  • FC: 48 matches, 0 wickets, Ave: NA, Econ: 3.8.
  • List A: 91 matches, 0 wickets, Ave: NA, Econ: NA.
  • T20: 151 matches, 0 wickets, Ave: NA, Econ: NA.

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