Bowler West Indies
August 26, 2017 Shannon Gabriel News
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Gabriel picked up four wickets in England's first innings of the second test on Friday.
Gabriel provided an outstanding bowling performance and took four wickets in the process. This included the wickets off Alastair Cook and centurion Ben Stokes. He finished with figures of four for 51 off 17 overs with four maidens.
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Fantasy AnalysisAfter a two-month layoff due to a side-strain, Gabriel made his ignominious return to the West Indies squad by bowling an unconscionable 20 no-balls. Outside of that abhorrent figure, he bowled pretty well-if not expensively for the format. He wasn't selected for the first Test of the series, but with how badly the West Indies lost in the opener, he could be called upon for either of the final two Tests against England.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 29-year-old is the best seamer on the squad and with the Windies sitting in ninth in the ODI rankings while the top-eight automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup, Gabriel's absence makes an already-uphill climb even tougher. With no Gabriel, Kesrick Williams will remain in the squad, who acquitted himself nicely against Afghanistan during the T20Is, taking eight wickets across the three matches.
Fantasy AnalysisGabriel led the West Indian bowling attack from the front with the new ball against Sri Lanka, picking up three wickets and conceding 31 runs in his eight overs bowled. This included wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella for 28.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter snagging two wickets on day 1, including first Test triple-centurion Azhar Ali, Gabriel started day 2 by removing Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq for 96 runs. 20 overs later the Trinidadian quick castled Sarfraz Ahmed with a low full toss clocked at 152 kph. Pakistan's innings was ended for 452 runs when Zulfiqar Babar edged Gabriel to wicketkeeper Shai Hope, giving him his maiden Test five-wicket haul.