Personal Information

Full NameIan Raphael Bishop
BornOctober 24, 1967 Belmont, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Age56 Years, 1 Months, 11 Days
National SideWest Indies
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedWest Indies
Career Span

Ian Raphael Bishop Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

43631163248 v AUS0062212.1536.2580
84441940533* v AUS0014516.2052.19120
World Cup
6413517 v SA001111.6636.8410

Bowling Performance

761401.128839091616/40 v AUS18624.272.7852.21
837224931271185/25 v PAK4226.504.3336.71
World Cup
649619432/35 v AUS0064.663.9598.00

Ian Raphael Bishop Profile

Going by his appearance Ian Bishop looks no less than a gentle clergyman but with the red cherry in his hand, he was one of the most menacing fast bowlers in the history of cricket.

Rated by many as the finest fast bowlers in his prime, few were faster and more destructive on batting line-ups than Bishop. The Belmont-born pacer stepped into the international cricket arena in 1988, in an ODI against England, picking up 2 wickets on debut. In the following year, he made his Test debut against India. Bowling at a menacing pace around 95 miles an hour from a very early age took a toll on him. In 1991, after suffering stress fractures in his back he was forced to change his action, from an orthodox side-on to a more front-on. The change barely affected the giant’s pace and the legendary away swing.

By the time he was 26, the recurring back injury took its toll again, following which he lost much of his potency with the ball. From the 43 matches he played, he mustered 161 wickets at a commendable average of 24.27. Finally, Bishop ended his injury plagued career in a Test in 1998, against England.