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 29)
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 25 april 2016 v england
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 FC LA
Matches 11 13 39 23
Runs scored 143 10 509 39
Batting average 13.00 2.00 9.98 4.87
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 26 6* 39 10*
Balls bowled 3,046 666 8,999 1,146
Wickets 40 20 155 45
Bowling average 39.55 23.80 29.55 17.60
5 wickets in innings 1 0 8 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/90 3/34 6/64 6/36
Catches/stumpings 8/– 2/– 25/– 5/–
Source: CricketArchive, 19 June 2012

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]


  • ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2011


  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 

External links[edit]


  • 2011 – ICC Emerging Player of the Year
Preceded by
Steven Finn
Emerging Player of the Year
Succeeded by