Matches (13)
WTC (1)
Charlotte Edwards (2)
Continental Cup (2)
County DIV2 (4)
County DIV1 (4)

Full Name

Ian Raphael Bishop


October 24, 1967, Belmont, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad


55y 229d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role




By the age of 26, serious back problems had twice brought a halt to one of the most promising fast-bowling careers. From a long straight hustling run and orthodox side-on action Ian Bishop was fast, showing the sort of pace that makes a crowd gasp as the ball thuds into the gloves of a keeper seemingly in another time-zone. There was sharp movement away from the bat too. After stress fractures of the vertebrae were diagnosed early in 1991, the giant Bishop underwent intensive rehabilitation, prayed a lot and modified his action, and became front-on without losing his awayswing. Two years later he took 6 for 40 on a rapid Perth pitch, to prove he had lost little of his potency. The following spring he broke down again, and was absent from the Test side for a further two years until another comeback, against England in 1995. Bishop played his last Test, also against England, in March 1998. He has since forged a successful career as a television commentator.
Mike Selvey

Ian Bishop Career Stats


List A156-773154741945/255/2528.214.2439.8820

Batting & Fielding

List A156883310475319.03--01--230
Ian Raphael Bishop

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Dwayne Bravo and Ian Bishop watch Rovman Powell toss the coin
Dasun Shanaka speaks to Ian Bishop at the toss as Kieron Pollard and David Boon look on
Daren Ganga and Ian Bishop are part of the broadcast team
Ian Bishop uses a biscuit to demonstrate principles of fast bowling
Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss of the second day-night Test
The commentary team for the final poses with the IPL trophy