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How good is Ishan Kishan in IPL? Check out his top 5 batting performances

How good is Ishan Kishan in IPL? Check out his top 5 batting performances

Find out Ishan Kishan top batting performances over the years in the IPL and what to expect from him in IPL 2024.

Mumbai Indians stylish wicketkeeper-batsman, Ishan Kishan, has been with the MI camp for almost 7 years. It’s fair to say that this franchise has nurtured this 25-year-old player inside and out. Ishan has scored 2416 runs with a strike rate of 135.35 in 95 matches to date, which is considered a decent strike rate in T20. Being a valuable asset for the team, he has played several impressive innings. Let’s revisit a few memorable IPL knocks that he has played in the past.

Ishan Kishan Top 5 Innings in IPL

62 vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2018)

In a must-win game against KKR in IPL 2018. Because of his blistering knock of 62 in just 21 balls, MI posted a giant total of 210 runs in 20 overs, and secured the win with a substantial margin of 102 runs. Remains one of his most impressive performances to date.

61 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (2017)

While playing for the Gujarat Lions in the IPL 2017, he scored an impressive 61 runs in 40 balls against the SRH. Although Gujarat Lions lost the close encounter, Kishan’s effort has been highly praised.

38 vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru (2017)

Kishan played another exciting knock in 2017 while representing the Gujarat Lions. Playing for GL, Kishan played an excellent cameo knock of 38 runs in 16 balls against Virat Kohli and co. Although GL lost the encounter, but this innings helped him gain recognition as a big-match player.

50 vs Rajasthan Royals (2021)

In a do-or-die match against RR, Ishan Kishan played a fiery knock of 50 runs off just 25 balls. His crucial innings played a major role as the Mumbai Indians chased down the target in under eight overs, which helped MI keep their playoff hopes alive in the 2021 IPL.

58 vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2023)

Kishan’s one of the best knocks came in 2023 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Despite Venkatesh Iyer’s century, KKR posted a total of 185 runs, which MI easily chased down thanks to Kishan’s fiery batting. He scored 58 runs in just 25 balls, utilizing the full powerplay, and helped MI achieve victory within 18 overs.

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Overall IPL stats

MatchesRunsStrike RateHS50s100s
952416135.3599150

Undoubtedly, Ishan has cemented his spot as an opener for MI, but still, there are a few areas of concern, such as his consistency. He has not been scoring big runs in the IPL this season to date. In four matches played, he has not shown the consistency needed from the opener.

MI has been looking at Kishan as the future leader who could lead the side. All eyes are on him now to see how he performs throughout this season.

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