Prodigies aren't uncommon in Indian cricket. What's unusual in Ishan Kishan's journey is the fact that it's roots originate in Jharkhand.

A left-handed opener, Kishan's first claim to fame came in 2016 when he was picked to lead the India under-19s for the u-19 World Cup

 the domestic Ranji season that was to follow - ending up as Jharkhand's leading run-scorer with 799 runs.

In the post-Dhoni era in Indian cricket, he's thrown his hat into the club of wicketkeeper-batsmen waiting in the wings to replace him.

A young wicketkeeper-batsman from Jharkhand who has made his name through a brand of attacking cricket 

 the Gujarat Lions in 2017, and was at the receiving end of a windfall in the 2018 IPL auctions, where the Mumbai Indians won a bidding war

 the 2018 season, his form nosedived through the middle of the tournament, but the flashes of brilliance were still there

his whirlwind 21-ball 62 against the Kolkata Knight Riders, which included four consecutive sixes off Kuldeep Yadav.

His consistency may not have been the greatest, but he was able to finish the season with a superb strike-rate of close to 150.

 in a tournament where Rishabh Pant lit up the scoring charts, he took India to the finals. He was however quick to turn his fortunes around