|Full name||Devendra Bishoo|
6 November 1985 |
New Amsterdam, Guyana
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 289)||12 May 2011 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||11 April 2012 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 157)||17 March 2011 v England|
|Last ODI||15 October 2011 v Bangladesh|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 19 June 2012|
Devendra Bishoo (born 6 November 1985, New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana) is a Guyanese and West Indian cricketer of East Indian origin. He is a leg-spinner who made his international debut playing for the West Indies cricket team in the Cricket World Cup 2011.
Bishoo was named as ICC Emerging Player of the Year in 2011, but has since lost his place in the team through a combination of loss of form and competition brought on by Sunil Narine and Shane Shillingford.
Bishoo is a leg spinner who has risen through the ranks since his debut in the 2008 season. He cut his teeth at the first-class level and courted immediate success, snaring four five-wicket hauls, and ten in one match, in his first couple of seasons.
His attacking style of bowling had a major impact in the 2010 Caribbean T20 where he finished with ten wickets in four games at the mean average of 8.20, conceding just 5.12 runs an over.
His Man-of-the-Series award in that tournament tipped him as one of the players to watch out for in the Champions League Twenty20.
He was named in West Indies A team for unofficial test tour to India in September 2013.
Bishoo was a replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo at the World Cup in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka from 19 February to 2 April 2011. He made his international debut against England at Chennai on 17 March, taking 3/34 in his 10 overs. Bishoo adapted his bowling to the slow pitches of the Indian subcontinent, reducing the pace of his stock delivery and introducing variations of speed.
Bishoo played his first Twenty20 International match against Pakistan at St.Lucia. He put in a match-winning performance of 4/17 in 4 overs taking the Man of the Match award as West Indies won by 7 runs.
When Australia visited in March 2012, the selectors rested Bishoo for the ODI series. It was hoped that he would be more effective in the Tests if the Australian batsmen were not allowed to get used to his bowling. In the event he played just one Test, conceding 169 runs for a solitary wicket, and was replaced by off-spinner Shane Shillingford. Rather than accompanying the West Indies on their tour of England in May 2012, it was felt that Bishoo would be better off accompanying West Indies A in India to regain confidence.
- ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2011
- Profile espncricinfo Retrieved 20 March 2011
- Veera, Sriram (19 June 2011), Kohli and Bishoo pursue greatness, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 20 June 2011
- Brettig, Daniel (3 April 2012), Tourists suspect against spin – Baugh, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 27 April 2012
- Records / The Frank Worrell Trophy, 2011/12 / Most wickets, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 27 April 2012
- Brettig, Daniel (27 April 2012), Ramdin and Samuels back for West Indies, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 27 April 2012
- Player profile: Devendra Bishoo from CricketArchive
- Player profile: Devendra Bishoo from ESPNcricinfo
- 2011 – ICC Emerging Player of the Year
|Emerging Player of the Year