Ian Bishop (cricketer)

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For the English cricketer, see Ian Bishop (Somerset and Surrey cricketer).
Ian Bishop
Personal information
Full name Ian Raphael Bishop
Born (1967-10-24) 24 October 1967 (age 46)
Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Nickname Bish
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut 25 March 1989 v India
Last Test 12 March 1998 v England
ODI debut 21 May 1988 v England
Last ODI 4 November 1997 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1986–2000 Trinidad and Tobago
1989–1993 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 43 84 159 156
Runs scored 632 405 2,639 1,047
Batting average 12.15 16.20 15.52 19.03
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 2/3 0/1
Top score 48 33* 111 53
Balls bowled 8,407 4,332 26,560 7,731
Wickets 161 118 549 196
Bowling average 24.27 26.50 23.06 27.92
5 wickets in innings 6 2 23 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 6/40 5/25 7/34 5/25
Catches/stumpings 8/– 12/– 50/– 23/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 20 October 2010

Ian Raphael Bishop (born 24 October 1967) is a former West Indian cricketer who represented his team between 1989 and 1998. He reached 100 test wickets in only 21 Test matches. A powerful fast bowler with a talent for outswing, severe back injuries cut him down in 1991. He rehabilitated strongly and made adjustments to his bowling action, returning strongly late in 1992. however in 1993, he was struck by injuries again, not returning until mid 1995, thus what was at one stage a highly promising career had been substantially reduced.

He now tours the globe as a commentator. Like several other past players for the West Indies, he is quite vocal about the languishing state of his former team.

Bishop also commentated for Cricket on Five for the highlights of the 2007 England Tests and the One Day International series between the West Indies cricket team and the Indian cricket team.

Trivia[edit]

  • In between commentating on Cricket, Ian Bishop studied for an MBA at the University of Leicester between 2004 and 2005.

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