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Confident Bishoo eyeing Windies recall
Georgetown— The highly rated leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo is eyeing a recall to the West Indies line-up.
However, in order to get the attention of the West Indies selectors again, Bishoo must first stamp his authority during the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board’s NAGICO Super50 tournament, starting January 30 in Trinidad and Tobago.
The 28-year-old, who is a part of the national 14-man squad, insists that once he bowl to his best and takes wickets regularly he will have a good chance of catching the eyes of the selectors once more.
“Right now I’m concentrating hard on my bowling because I know all I need to do is to continue taking wickets. I just have to be consistent during the upcoming regional tournament and once that has been achieved it’s up to the selectors,” Bishoo said on Saturday during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times Sport.
The ICC 2011 Emerging Player-of-the-Year, who played his last international game in 2012, has been pushed down the pecking order by the emergence of off-spinner Sunil Narine and fellow Guyanese, left-arm spinner Veersammy Permaul, as well as Shane Shillingford, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last December.
However, rather than rolling over and playing dead, Bishoo, who has represented the West Indies in 11 Tests, 13 One-Day Internationals, and four Twenty20 Internationals, is working feverishly to improve his game.
He responded the best way he could by being the leading wicket-taker in the recently concluded Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T)\Hand-in-Hand senior four-day Inter-county tournament, claiming 25 wickets.
“I must say I have been in good bowling form,” he said.