Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop was seen answering various questions in the video uploaded by the International Cricket Council ( ICC ) during washed Day 3 of India vs New Zealand WTC final at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
In which TV presenter Sanjana Gunasekaran asked Bishop to pick his imaginable finalist of the World Test Championship if it took place during the 1980s. Ian Bishop picked West Indies as the obvious choice and was confused between Australia and Pakistan before naming Pakistan as another finalist.
“West Indies and at one point, and I sort of played only in the back end of the 1980s… But the great West Indies team was playing from 1979 to 1989-90.
“So I would think at times, Pakistan we considered our toughest opponent and sometimes Australia. But the West Indies would be in there for sure,” Bishop told Sanjana Ganesan.
West Indies would have won the WTC final in 1980s: Ian Bishop
Speaking further Ian Bishop picked West Indies as the winner of the World Test Championship final and have the reason he gave behind his choice was the domination of West Indies during that time. As West Indies was in dominance mode for nearly two decades as they did not lose a single Test series from 1980 to 1995.
“The West Indies, definitely (would have won). Listen, don’t shout at me check the records. From 1980-81 to around the early 90s, the West Indies did not lose a single Test series, which is unparalleled in the history of Test match cricket.
“So undoubtedly, before rankings, before World Test Championship Finals, the West Indies would have been the undisputed champions of Test cricket,” Bishop concluded.
Watch the clip here:
Who would have been the two finalists if the #WTC had taken place in the 1980s? 🤔
— ICC (@ICC) June 21, 2021
India Vs New Zealand again delayed due to rain
The continuous rain has been a disturbing factor for cricket fans as because of the Rain the first day was washed out and now Day 3 has been called off due to continuous rain at Ageas Bowl Southampton. This was the time when the chat took place between Ian Bishop and Jasprit Bumrah’s wife Sanjana.
So far 141.1 overs have been bowled out of 180 in 3 days. Currently, the blackcaps are at 101/2 with captain Kane Williamson and dependable Ross Taylor are batting on the crease.