Jharkhand skipper Ishan Kishan put together a tremendous exhibition of power-hitting in a Vijay Hazare Trophy fixture against Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. He struck 11 sixes and 19 fours during his 94-ball 173 – his highest List A score – at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Kishan was one of the architects behind Mumbai Indians’ title-winning run in the IPL last year. He hit the most sixes (29) in IPL 2020, three more than Sanju Samson, his nearest competitor.
He ended the T20 tournament as the fifth-highest run-scorer with 516 at a strike-rate of 145.76. As much as his explosive batting, his glovework will be keenly watched, with India building towards a T20 World Cup later this year.