Shannon Gabriel added to West Indies squad for England Tests

West Indies have officially added rapidly bowler Shannon Gabriel to their squad for the Examination collection in opposition to England. Gabriel had been element of the reserve personnel on tour but has proved his physical fitness and comes into the fifteen vying for contention at the Ageas Bowl following 7 days.

Gabriel underwent ankle surgical procedures final year and has not played a first-course recreation considering that September, but he claimed figures of 8 for 122 across West Indies’ two heat-up online games in Manchester.

“I am delighted that we are equipped to increase Shannon to the Examination squad,” CWI lead selector Roger Harper stated. “He has proven that he is in shape and all set, he will increase expertise, firepower and potency to the bowling device.”

The addition of Gabriel to the total squad indicates West Indies will be equipped to phone upon the identical assault that assisted them to a 2-one collection earn around England in the Caribbean final year – whilst there have been fears around the physical fitness of captain Jason Holder, who has been struggling from an ankle niggle and only bowled 5 overs so far on tour.