Top 5 players from Trinidad & Tobago

S Samaddar
Modified 17 Nov 2017
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#4 Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop

He might be known more for his fine abilities as a commentator at the moment, but had it not been for injuries, Ian Bishop would have definitely gone on to become one of the best fast bowlers of his generation.

Bishop is, however, definitely the best fast bowler to have been produced by Trinidad & Tobago and after making his first-class debut in 1986-87, he was picked to play for the West Indies in the home series against India in 1989.

Bishop had the ability to not only bowl at great pace but also swing the ball and generate seam movement. He was also capable of bowling a mean bouncer. That made him a very difficult bowler to face and a tally of 161 wickets in 43 Test matches at an average of 24.27 is a testament to his abilities as a bowler.

In one-dayers, he picked up 118 wickets in 84 games. However, a vertebral stress fracture reared its ugly head in 1991 and Bishop had to change his action to keep going. That did not prevent his body from breaking down though and he eventually retired from the game in 1998. That being said, his status as one of Trinidad & Tobago's greatest bowlers is not in question. 

Published 17 Nov 2017
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