|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||30 October 2016 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 157)||17 March 2011 v England|
|Last ODI||5 March 2017 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 5 March 2017|
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.
On 16 October 2016, Bishoo took 8 wickets in a series against Pakistan. This was the second best figures by any West Indian spinner and the best by a leg-spinner. He took 10 wickets for 174 in that match, and it was his first 10 wicket haul in tests. This is also the best bowling performance by any visiting bowler in Asian sub-continent.
Devendra Bishoo also set the record for becoming the first ever bowler to take 10 wicket haul in a day night test match and was also the only spinner as well as a legspinner to achieve this milestone.He was also the first bowler to take a 7 wicket haul as well as a 8 wicket haul in an innings of a Day Night test match.He was also the only spinner to take a 6fer in a Day Night test innings.
Test 5-wickets in an innings hauls
|1||5/90||7||Bangladesh||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium||Dhaka||Bangladesh||2011|
|3||8/49||19||Pakistan||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||2016|
Test 10-wickets in a match hauls
|1||10/174||19||Pakistan||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||2016|
- 2011 – ICC Emerging Player of the Year
Twenty20 Internationals - Man of the Match awards
|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.|
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|Emerging Player of the Year