Ishan Kishan is an Indian first-class cricketer who plays for Jharkhand. In December 2015 he was named as the captain of India’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Ishan is a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Kishan is a part of the Gujarat Lions squad for the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ishan was born in Patna, Bihar. His father Pranav Pandey, is a builder by profession. Ishan’s brother Raj, supported him in pursuing cricket as career. Due to registration issue between Bihar Cricket Association and the BCCI, Ishan started playing for neighbouring state Jharkhand upon an advice by a senior player and friend. As per Ishan’s coach, his idols are former Indian team captain M.S. Dhoni and former Australian wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist.