West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo ready for India 'Test', bowl long spells

Bridgetown, July 14: West Indies' frontline spinner Devendra Bishoo is all set for the upcoming four-Test rubber against India starting on July 21.

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30-year-old Bishoo is looking forward to bowl long spells and pick up wickets against Team India, which is ranked 2nd in the ICC Test table, in the month-long Test series.

West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo ready for India 'Test', bowl long spells

Bishoo was named as the frontline spinner in the 13-man West Indies squad and is currently slogging it out at the ongoing camp at UWI Cave Hill Campus to prepare for the challenging series. He took 12 wickets in the three-match Test series between India and West Indies in 2011.

"The bowling is good. I didn't get to play much matches in the Caribbean T20 (CPL) but Test cricket is a whole different kettle of fish," Bishoo was quoted as saying in WICB website.

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"I'm up for it, I really want to have a good series. It's very important for me. I know I will have to bowl long spells but I just want to bowl long good spells and get a lot of wickets in the tournament."

Bishoo, who made his debut five years ago, said there are lots of expectations from his young team and they are working really hard to improve their performances.

"We've been putting in the work since day one and we've been enjoying it as a team. All the boys are very comfortable and we're looking forward to the tournament," he said.

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"Everyone is really up for it and we really want to do well in the series. As a young team, there are a lot of expectations on us as for the last few Test matches we haven't been doing that great but I think the team is coming along very well.

"We're getting there as a team, the togetherness is there and we'll like to take it from here," said Bishoo, who has played 15 Tests, picking up 55 wickets at an average of 38.

The Guyanese said they have to be prepared both mentally and physically if they were to get the better of the world number two Indian side.

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"Both sides are important, the mental side and then the physical part of it. If you're not fit you can't focus that well," he said.

"Test matches are long and drawn out but at the end of the day you have to be tough. If you're mentally fit and physically fit, you make it a lot easier on yourself and on your body."

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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