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HEADLINE: Shannon Gabriel set to be added to West Indies Test squad against England 2020-06-22 20:55:04 

Gabriel, who was a key player in West Indies' victory over England in the Caribbean, was only named as part of the reserve squad for the tour as he was seeking to prove his fitness following an ankle injury.

But Phil Simmons, West Indies' head coach, suggested Gabriel was now "bowling as fast as I've seen him for while" and hinted that, if he came through the warm-up games, he was highly likely to be added to the 14-man Test squad.

"Yes, there is a possibility of Shannon Gabriel joining the touring party," Simmons said. "He's one of West Indies' prominent fast bowlers coming back from injury and we just had to make sure that he was fit enough to work through the tour.

"The last week he's been at full tilt and he looks fit. He looks good. He's bowling as fast as I've seen him for a while so he's ready and close enough to the Test match.

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imusic 2020-06-22 21:39:55 

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Nuh worry Raggs and Philo. Allyuh respective boys safe. Nothing to fret bout

clokey 2020-06-23 00:13:23 

Gotta say, I thought Gabriel was no chance at all to play in this series, but on some of the vision I've seen from the camp, he looks like he may be in the best shape of his pro career. The man looks like he spent the last 3 months in a gym every day.

Good on him. Hope he plays well in these practice games and forces his way in.

Norm 2020-06-23 00:44:19 

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Finally - some common sense. Gabriel should have been in the first team right from the start.

Watch them make Alzari sit now, so that some Bajan wonder or the other could play.

LBW375 2020-06-23 00:55:44 

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Hope not. Alzari deserve his spot

jballer84 2020-06-23 01:05:23 

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Play five bowlers. Holder or Dowrich bats at 6. Simple.

Norm 2020-06-23 02:24:03 

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Alzari deserve his spot

As did Gabriel and Oshane.

Wally-1 2020-06-23 02:32:49 

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That's good news

tc1 2020-06-23 02:48:10 

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Chemar Holder will emerge as the No1 bowler on this tour.

Larr Pullo 2020-06-23 02:51:39 

Will Gabriel last more than one innings of the first test? Heaven knows... lol lol

openning 2020-06-23 03:22:45 

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These guys think it is T10 cricket.