Abishek Porel has been a young sensation from Bengal made his name when he featured in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the last season with Delhi Capitals (DC) replacing Rishabh Pant. The wicket-keeper was born on 17 October 2002 in Kolkata, West
Bengal. The young batter has been one of the finest talent from West Bengal and as in the history of the state there have been some brilliant wicket-keepers playing for India the likes of Saba Karim, Deep Dasgupta, Wriddhiman Saha.
The left-hander from Chandannagar, who is 21 years old, is one of the players who might be added to the list. Abishek, the younger cousin of Bengal speedster Ishan Porel, is only, but he has already showed enough talent with the bat and the gloves to get people attention. Porel has proven to be a unique figure capable of reaching new heights.
He scored four successive hundreds in the U19 Cooch Behar Trophy, before making his way into the Bengal XI against Baroda. He started playing domestic cricket with first-class cricket and made his FC debut on 20 February 2022. He has gone on to cement his place in all-formats over the course of time.
Porel: A star in making
While he is yet to make a major mark in white-ball cricket, he has been a asset for the side in the longest format especially with the gloves. In First Class matches, Abishek has played 16 matches and scored 695 runs and in T20 matches he played 6 matches and scored 50 runs. In the 2022/23 season he claimed 40 dismissals in a single Ranji Trophy season.
Ahead of his third domestic season he will be aiming to improve his game up a few notches and have make a major impact. He has a total of 11 half centuries across formats in domestic cricket, and he will be keen on converting those starts into a eye-ball garnering three-figure score, something he is yet is reach. The IPL will also be a big stage for the youngstar to prove his batting skills as well.