Ishan Kishan Joins Elite List Of MS Dhoni And Azharuddin With Incredible Performance In West Indies ODI Series

Ishan Kishan, the 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batter of the India National Cricket Team, has made a remarkable impact on the ongoing tour of the West Indies. With an impressive Test debut and consistent performances in the ODI series, Kishan has earned praise from cricketing legends and etched his name in an elite list of Indian players.

Ishan Pranav Kumar Pandey Kishan has caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts with his exceptional skills both behind the wickets and with the bat. His Test debut in the two-match series showcased his talent and potential, making him a promising prospect for the Indian team’s future.

In the subsequent ODI series, Kishan’s form remained consistent. In the first match, amidst a batting collapse, he stood strong, scoring a valuable 52 runs. Although his innings came in a losing cause in the second ODI, he impressed once again, contributing with a well-crafted 55 runs.

The third and series-deciding ODI saw Ishan Kishan at his best. From the onset, he displayed an aggressive intent and batted with confidence. His boundaries flowed freely, and he reached his half-century off just 43 deliveries. Kishan looked well set for a hundred as the West Indies bowlers struggled to trouble him.

Unfortunately, Ishan Kishan fell short of a century as he got stumped by wicketkeeper Shai Hope while attempting a big shot in the 20th over. Nonetheless, his innings of 77 runs off 64 balls, including 8 fours and 3 sixes, were pivotal in guiding India to a competitive total.

By hitting a half-century in the final ODI, Ishan Kishan accomplished a rare feat, becoming just the sixth Indian to score 50-plus runs in each match of a three-ODI bilateral series. This achievement places him alongside cricketing stalwarts like Mohammad Azharuddin and MS Dhoni, highlighting his potential and consistency.

In addition to his brilliance, Ishan Kishan was instrumental in forming a sensational partnership with Shubman Gill. Their incredible 143-run stand in 118 balls ensured India set a formidable target for the West Indies.

50+ in each match of a 3-ODI bilateral series for India:
K Srikkanth vs SL 1982
Dilip Vengsarkar vs SL 1985
Mohammad Azharuddin vs SL 1993
MS Dhoni vs Aus 2019
Shreyas Iyer vs NZ 2020
Ishan Kishan vs WI 2023

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