Shannon Gabriel Injury Update: The West Indian fast bowler walked off the field a few overs ago during the ongoing second Test.
During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of England in Manchester, West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel walked off the field after bowling his seventh over.
Post rain delayed the toss for the second time in the series, West Indies captain Jason Holder surprised one and all after electing to field. It is unusual for a visiting captain to win the toss and not bat at the Old Trafford.
Not part of the original squad, Gabriel not just played the first Test in Southampton but also earned the Man of the Match award on the back of registering match figures of 36.5-7-137-9.
In the last two series Shannon Gabriel has played against England, he’s drawn a false shot with 26% of his deliveries. That’s the most of any bowler against England in that time (min 500 balls).#WIReady #ENGvWI #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/BmETKxS9eB
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 16, 2020
Shannon Gabriel Injury Update
However, the 32-year old player was looking a bit jittery since his first over today. From not finding his rhythm to bowling four byes down the leg-side, Gabriel sure was having issues on the field in his first spell.
Gabriel, who bowled three overs with the new ball, was brought back into the attack in the 24th over. Having bowled four over in his second spell, Gabriel left the field citing issues with his right hamstring. Gabriel continued to remain off the field for the rest of the session.
It is worth mentioning that the West Indian team management hasn’t issued an official statement on Gabriel’s fitness as of now. It still remains unclear if he will take part in the third session or not.
England ended the second session at 112/3 in 46 overs with opening batsman Dom Sibley (46 not out) and vice-captain Ben Stokes (18 not out) battling it out in the middle.
UPDATE: Shannon Gabriel has returned to the field in the third session of Day 1.