Bishoo working on West Indies recall


Despite having to cope with a troublesome and recurring knee injury and not getting the type of success on his return to regional cricket, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo is still aiming to work his way back to international cricket.

At 34, Bishoo boasts a wealth of experience, having played 36 Tests and 42 ODIs for a combined 155 wickets. However, injury has plagued his career over the last few years, leading to him spending more time off the field than on it.

“Therapy already finished; it (recovery) coming along slowly,” he told local cricket site Cricnation592 this weekend. “So far, so good; but it’s a slow process.”

In three matches for Guyana Jaguars in the West Indies Four-Day Championship, Bishoo had limited returns, claiming just five wickets. He did however, get among the runs, scoring 69 in three innings with a highest of 40.

“It was good, but I didn’t get the best start that I wanted, coming back from injury. I felt that last match in Grenada I bowled pretty well (picking up 3-73),” Bishoo said.

Bishoo said the aim now is to do well in the Regional Super50 later this year and the Four-Day Championship in 2021 to really force the selectors to look in his direction.

“I just have to stay focus, train hard as I normally do and try to do well whenever I get the opportunity again,” Bishoo pointed out.

Bishoo last played for West Indies in a T20 game against England in March 2019. His last ODI was against the same opponent in March 2019, while his last Test was against Bangladesh in December 2018.

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