Ian Bishop chooses his finalists had the World Test Championships been held in 1980s
One of the great West Indies fast bowlers in the late 1980s and a popular commentator Ian Bishop was recently ask in an interview about his picks on the two finalists had the world championship finals been held in the 1980s. The interview is post by ICC in tweeter.
Bishop was interviewed by Sanjana Ganesan Bumrah, who has recently marry Jasprit Bumrah a couple of months ago. Ian Bishop chooses his finalists had the World Test Championships in 1980s.
Bishop mentioned that the mighty all conquering West Indies team of the 1980s would have definitely played in the finals.
As the West Indies rivals Bishop mentioned that Pakistan during the 1980s posed the biggest challenge followed to some extent by Australia. Finally, he chose Pakistan as the other finalists and mentioned that the West Indies would have easily won the final of the 1980s.
Bishop also drew attention to the statistics at West Indies did not lose a test series for 15 years from 1981 to 1995.
Incidentally, West Indies did not lose a single test series for 15 long years from March 1980 till March 1995 before finally. Australia beat them in their backyard in the epic 1995 series. Which shifted the momentum of world cricket and started a great phase for Australia.
As Bishop rightly pointed out, Pakistan used to challenge West Indies the most in the 1980s. As they drew two gripping back to back three-test series 1-1 in 1986 at home and 1988 in West indies. Imran Khan was the Pakistan captain in both the series.
Please find the Twitter video below in with Bishop shared his potential WTC finalists of 1980s
video credits icc