Ian Bishop Wife, Age, Height, Commentator, Stats, Bowling Speed
Updated on: Jan 31, 2022 4:14 pm IST
Ian Bishop was born on October 24, 1967 and comes from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Bishop was primarily a right-arm fast bowler who made his first appearance for the West Indies in 1988 and called it quits after a decade in 1998 from Tests and One Day Internationals(ODIs).
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast|
|Height||6 ft 5|
It took just 21 games for Bishop to bag 100 Test wickets, which made him one of the key players in the West Indies outfit. Bishop now regarded as one of the finest commentators there is in modern day cricket and continues to strive in the broadcasting circuit of the sport.
Name: Ian Raphael Bishop
Born: October 24. 1967
Role: Right-arm fast bowler, Right-handed Batsman, Commentator
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
College: University of Leicester
Educational Qualifications: Masters in Business and Administraion
Ian Bishop Wife: NA
Test: March 25, 1989 versus India
ODI : May 21, 1988 versus England
Major Teams: Trinidad and Tobago, Derbyshire
From the 43 Tests Ian Bishop had featured in, the former fast bowler has 161 wickets to his name. His best bowling figures in a match is that of 8/57.
From the 84 One Day Internationals (ODIs) Ian Bishop has been a part of, he has picked 118 wickets with an economy of 4.33. His best bowling figures are that of 5/25.
It is said that Ian Bishop idolized the likes of Marshall, Colin Croft, Michael Holding and Joe Garner. Bishop’s 100 wickets from 21 Tests made him enter the list of the fastest to a 100 Test wickets. Interestingly, Joe Garner and Colin Croft also took the same number of games to scalp 100 wickets in Tests.
Ian Bishop is also among the 50 players and administrators to get honored by the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) for their contribution to the development in Cricket. Bishop was one of the names in his country’s Sporting Hall of Fame and was declared as one of Trinidad and Tobago’s 50 sporting legends.
The cricketer turned commentator is also considered deeply religious. In an interview with the Independent, Bishop mentioned about how important God has been to him. “God has always been an important part of my life and I believe that once I stay within his will he won’t lead me where he can’t provide for me,” Ian Bishop was quoted saying.