Devendra Bishoo

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Devendra Bishoo
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Personal information
Full name Devendra Bishoo
Born (1985-11-06) 6 November 1985 (age 30)
New Amsterdam, Guyana
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg break
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 289) 12 May 2011 v Pakistan
Last Test 3 June 2015 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 157) 17 March 2011 v England
Last ODI 15 October 2011 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Guyana
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 13 13 4 65
Runs scored 198 10 0 954
Batting average 15.23 2.00 0.00 11.09
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 30 6* 0 47*
Balls bowled 3,598 666 94 14,927
Wickets 50 20 6 285
Bowling average 37.42 23.80 16.33 25.89
5 wickets in innings 2 0 - 17
10 wickets in match 0 n/a - 3
Best bowling 6/80 3/34 4/17 9/78
Catches/stumpings 8/– 2/– -/– 36/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 June 2015

Devendra Bishoo (born 6 November 1985, New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana)[1] 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.[2]

Bishoo was named as ICC Emerging Player of the Year in 2011, but lost his place in the team through a combination of loss of form and competition brought on by Sunil Narine and Shane Shillingford.

Domestic career[edit]

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[2] 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.[1] Bishoo adapted his bowling to the slow pitches of the Indian subcontinent, reducing the pace of his stock delivery and introducing variations of speed.[3]

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.[4] In the event he played just one Test, conceding 169 runs for a solitary wicket,[5] 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.[6]

Test 5-wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/90 7  Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium Dhaka Bangladesh 2011
2 6/80 13  Australia Windsor Park Roseau Dominica 2015

International Awards[edit]

By ICC[edit]

  • 2011 – ICC Emerging Player of the Year

Twenty20 Internationals - Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Series Date Against Match Performance Result
1 Pakistan in West Indies 21 April 2011 Pakistan DNB ; 4-0-17-4  West Indies won by 7 runs.[7]


  1. ^ a b Profile espncricinfo Retrieved 20 March 2011
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ Veera, Sriram (19 June 2011), Kohli and Bishoo pursue greatness, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 20 June 2011 
  4. ^ Brettig, Daniel (3 April 2012), Tourists suspect against spin – Baugh, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 27 April 2012 
  5. ^ Records / The Frank Worrell Trophy, 2011/12 / Most wickets, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 27 April 2012 
  6. ^ Brettig, Daniel (27 April 2012), Ramdin and Samuels back for West Indies, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 27 April 2012 
  7. ^ "Pakistan tour of West Indies 2011 – Scorecard of only T20I match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

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Preceded by
Steven Finn
Emerging Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Sunil Narine