Uncapped leg spinner Bishoo to replace Bravo

Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 09:56 AM IST

New Delhi: Uncapped Guyanese leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo will replace injured team mate Dwayne Bravo in the World Cup, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said.

Bravo was ruled out of the tournament following the knee injury he suffered during Thursday’s defeat by South Africa.

“Pending the approval of the ICC technical committee... Bishoo will replace the injured all rounder Dwayne Bravo,” the WICB said in a statement.

Bishoo, a New Amsterdam-born 25-year-old attacking leg spinner, made his first class debut in 2008 and has played 20 matches since then.

Bishoo was adjudged player of the tournament in the 2010 Caribbean Twenty20.

Bureau Report