Bowler West Indies
June 19, 2017 Shannon Gabriel News
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Gabriel will miss at least the first two ODIs against India after picking up a side strain in the second ODI against Afghanistan, Cric Buzz reports.
The 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.
Shannon Gabriel: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
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.