Shannon Gabriel added for England Tests
West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been added to the squad for the three-match Test series against England. He proved his fitness in the two warm-up matches at Old Trafford.
West Indies get a boost ahead of the first Test after the inclusion of Shannon Gabriel in the squad. He successfully recovered from an ankle injury and looks ready to go after the two warm-up matches.
Roger Harper, Cricket West Indies lead selector announced Gabriel’s inclusion on Friday.
“I am delighted that we are able to add Shannon to the Test squad. He has shown that he is fit and ready, he will add experience, firepower and potency to the bowling unit.”
The fast bowler last played a Test for West Indies in 2019 where he had a disappointing series against India. He also had a poor outing with county club Gloucestershire after that.
However, Gabriel looked sharp with the ball in the practice matches and looks all set to go in the first Test. He bowled in three innings and picked eight wickets for 122 runs.
West Indies will travel from Manchester to Southampton on Friday and the first Test will begin on July 8. With this series, cricket will resume after a long break due to the pandemic.
West Indies reserves: Sunil Ambris, Joshua DaSilva, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shayne Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican