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No issue with Bishoo’s fingers

Thursday, June 4, 2015
West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo will continue to play his role in the current Test match against Australia at Windsor Park in Dominica despite a bruised finger.

The Guyanese player grabbed 6/80 to stand out as the star player for the West Indies on day two of the opening Test of the Sir Frank Worrell series. Australia replying to the West Indies first innings score of 148 all out was under the gun at 178 for eight before a debut Test century from Adam Voges took them to an eventual 318 all out. The West Indies batting a second time closed the day on 25 for two - still needing 145 run to make the West Indies bat again.

Bishoo had to leave the field a couple times for treatment but said he would continue to fight for his team. “It is not that bad what happened is that the skin on my finger peeled away because of the constant spinning of the ball but I got it cleaned up and was back on the pitch. We were able to stop the bleeding and that was important. I will continue to play here and even Jamaica as it is not going to keep me away from bowling.”

Bishoo who continued his love affair with Windsor Park, where he took 10 wickets for the Guyana Jaguars earlier this year added: ”We let it slip after being in a good position and now we have to bat to save this game. I think if somehow we can get about 250 runs lead, we can still win this Test match. The pitch as usual is taking spin and it should assist us.”

He warned that bowlers have to bowl in the right areas despite the pitch giving assistance. “You just can’t say the pitch is taking turn and you would get men out. What you need to do is to put the ball in the right areas and this is what I did.”

He was full of praise for Voges: ”He batted really well on that surface, he got some good balls but was able to deal with it and in the end he got a century which was great for him.”



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