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IPL unheard stories: Ishan Porel

Ishan Porel is from Chandannagar, West Bengal. He is from a sports background bengali family. In November 2017, he made his first class debut against Vidarbha. Here is the unheard story of Ishan Porel.

Arkya Mitra
Last updated: 20.05.2022
Ishan Porel Story

Ishan Chandranath Porel was born on 5th September, 1998. He is from Chandannagar, West Bengal. His height is 6 feet 3 inches. He is a right arm fast bowler. He is from a sports background bengali family. His grandfather, Subodh Chandra Porel was a renowned kabaddi player of his times who had played for India. His father, Chandranath Porel also played kabaddi at the national level. At the age of 10, he started his cricketing career as a batsman but after his coach watched him, he asked him to become a bowler because of his lanky frame. He groomed his bowling skills at the National Sporting Club in Chandannagar and Utpal Chatterjee Cricket Academy in Kolkata. He was lucky enough to get mentored by Waqar Younis at the Cricket Association of Bengal's Vision 2020 camp for fast bowlers. He was a great initiative taken by CAB and Ishan has hugely benefited from it.


In November 2017, he made his first class debut against Vidarbha. In his debut match, he picked up four wickets. He missed out his fifer by a whisker but it was a great debut performance from him. He was selected into the India U-19 team for the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. He was a bit unfortunate at the beginning of the tournament as he got injured at that time. Thankfully he recovered at the right time and he returned to the team in the semi final of the tournament. He produced an exceptional performance on that day and completely destroyed the Pakistani line up. He took 4 wickets in 6 overs with an economy of 2.83. It was a life changing moment for him as it was a crucial tie for the team and him. He also picked up two wickets in the final. Later on, India went on to win the title. In List A career, he has 41 wickets in 25 matches at an economy rate of 4.87. Due to his greatness, he was also selected for the Deodhar trophy in 2019. In the Deodhar trophy final, he took five wickets which included the wickets of all big players.


As he was underweight at first, he was unable to bowl at a greater pace. So he went to NCA to gain weight as his lower body was weak in comparison to the upper body. So after gaining weight, he added pace to his game and consistency brought him such success. In 2018 and 2019, he went unsold in the IPL auction but he was picked up by Kings XI Punjab in the 2020 auction.



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