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Ian Bishop
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Ian Bishop

West Indies|bowler
Ian Bishop

INTL CAREER: 1988 - 1998

Full Name

Ian Raphael Bishop

Born

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

Age

53y 175d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4376840739091616/408/5724.272.7852.20660
ODI8483433231271185/255/2526.504.3336.70720
FC15926554126655497/3423.062.8648.30231
List A156773154741945/255/2528.214.2439.80820
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4363116324812.15174336.250062280
ODI84441940533*16.2077652.1900145120
FC15921141263911115.5223500
List A156883310475319.0301230
Ian Bishop
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Photos


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
Ian Bishop, Ravi Shastri and Clive Lloyd chat before the ICC cricket committee meeting
ICC cricket committee during its annual meeting