Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop made his Test debut for the West Indies against India in Georgetown in 1989, he was genuinely quick and from a long straight run and orthodox side-on action he generated pace and side-ways movement. From early in his career Bishop was seen by the cricket pundits in the West Indies as an heir to the islands fast bowling dynasty. However his bowling careeer was interupted by serious back injury when in 1991 he was diagnosed with stress fractures of the vertebrae.

Two seperate, serious back injuries may have ended lesser men's career's much earlier. But Bishop underwent intensive rehabilitation, and recovered each time to establish himself as a world class bowler despite a modified  action, which made him more front-on. Despite a lack of control sometimes caused by his remodelled action, he still generated pace and never lost the ability to swing the ball both ways . 

Ian Bishop's potentially outstanding career was severely restricted by two seperate stress fractures of the back. Bishop played his last Test, against England, at kensington Oval in March 1998. After retiring  he has started a career as radio and television commentator, Bishop is currently a Stanford 20/20 legend with responsibilty for team Bahamas.

Ian Bishop Test Cricket Statistics

Full Name Ian Raphael Bishop

Number of Test

Number of ODIs 84

Test Run Aggregate

ODI Run Aggregate 405

Test Batting Average

ODI Batting Average 16.20

Total Test Wickets

Total ODI Wickets 118

Test Bowling Average

ODI Bowling Average 26.50

Test Centuries

ODI Centuries 0

Date of Birth

October 24, 1967, Belmont, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Test Debut

West Indies v India at Georgetown - Mar 25-30, 1989  

Last Test Match

West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 12-16, 1998 

ODI Debut

England v West Indies at Leeds - May 21, 1988
Last ODI Match Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore - Nov 4, 1997 

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right-arm fast

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