Shannon Gabriel

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Shannon Gabriel
Personal information
Full nameShannon Terry Gabriel
Born (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 32)
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 293)17 May 2012 v England
Last Test24 July 2020 v England
ODI debut (cap 171)21 June 2016 v Australia
Last ODI1 July 2019 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 58)3 March 2013 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I27 July 2013 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2009/10–presentTrinidad and Tobago
2010/11–2011/12Sagicor High Performance Centre
2013Barbados Tridents
2014Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
2015St Lucia Zouks
2018Trinbago Knight Riders
2019Gloucestershire (squad no. 85)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 48 25 106 51
Runs scored 204 24 474 64
Batting average 4.63 3.42 5.44 5.33
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 20* 12* 20* 12*
Balls bowled 7,823 1,148 15,582 2,317
Wickets 144 33 300 68
Bowling average 30.76 34.36 29.76 29.80
5 wickets in innings 6 0 9 1
10 wickets in match 1 0 1 0
Best bowling 8/62 3/17 8/62 5/33
Catches/stumpings 16/– 1/– 26/– 1/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 July 2020

Shannon Terry Gabriel (born 28 April 1988) is a West Indian first-class cricketer.[1] He is a fast bowler. He became a key member of the Trinidad and Tobago's attack quickly after his debut in 2010.[2] Following a neck injury to Ravi Rampaul, which forced him out of the match, Gabriel made his Test match debut for West Indies in May 2012, against England at Lord's.[3] He made his One Day International (ODI) debut on 21 June 2016 against Australia.[4]

Domestic career[edit]

Born 28 April 1988 in Trinidad and Tobago,[5] Gabriel made his debut in first-class cricket on 29 January 2010 playing for Trinidad and Tobago against the Leeward Islands in the 2009–10 Regional Four Day Competition. Opening the bowling with Richard Kelly, Gabriel's first wicket was that of Mali Richards. He finished with two wickets for 46 runs in the match as Trinidad and Tobago won by 45 runs.[6] Gabriel played two further first-class matches that season, finishing with four wickets at a cost of 39.75 runs each.[7][8]

In June 2010, the West Indies Cricket Board founded the West Indies High Performance Centre to improve the quality of young cricketers in the region. Gabriel was included in the centre's first intake of 15 players aged 19 to 27.[9] The centre fielded a team in the 2010/11 WICB Cup, the regional 50-over competition.[10] He made his List A debut in the competition on 15 October, opening the bowling and taking two wickets for 30 runs against Guyana.[11] He played two further matches in the 2010/11 Cup without taking another wicket.[12]

In October 2018, Cricket West Indies (CWI) awarded him a red-ball contract for the 2018–19 season.[13][14]

International career[edit]

In his debut test match against England in May 2012, he took four wickets while conceding 86 runs in the match, with a good economy rate.[15] However, during his debut Gabriel experienced pain in his back and bowled just five overs as England successfully chased 191 runs to win. He was sent home from the tour to rest the injury and Tino Best was called up in his place.[16]

On 4 March 2017 against Pakistan, Gabriel took his second Test fifer, in the fourth innings of the match. West Indies provide a margin of 186 for the visitors to win the match and seal the series. However, from the very first ball, Gabriel started to swing the ball in and out of the batsman, where batting was extremely impossible for Pakistan. Finally, Pakistan all out for 81 runs, which is their lowest total against Windies and series levelled 1-1. Gabriel took 5 for just 11 runs and he won man of the match award as well.[17][18]


The England cricket team toured the West Indies at the start of 2019 to play three Tests, five ODIs and three T20I matches. Gabriel was not originally named in the West Indies' ODI squad, but was added to the team after injuries to Rovman Powell and Keemo Paul.[19] However, during the third Test in February 2019, Gabriel was heard saying a homophobic remark towards England's captain Joe Root.[20] As a result, the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Gabriel for four ODI matches.[21]


In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[22][23] In June 2020, Gabriel was named as one of eleven reserve players in the West Indies' Test squad, for their series against England.[24] The Test series was originally scheduled to start in May 2020, but was moved back to July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[25] Following the conclusion of two practice matches, Gabriel was added to the West Indies' Test squad.[26]


  1. ^ "Shannon Gabriel player profile". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Shannon Gabriel player summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  3. ^ Collomosse, Tom (17 May 2012). "Windies show some fight after Jimmy Anderson leads the way again". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  4. ^ "West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 8th Match: West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 21, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Shannon Gabriel". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  6. ^ "f52251 Leeward Islands v Trinidad and Tobago: Regional Four Day Competition 2009/10". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  7. ^ "First-class batting and fielding in each season by Shannon Gabriel". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  8. ^ "First-class bowling in each season by Shannon Gabriel". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Hunte reveals road map for West Indies cricket". ESPNcricinfo. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  10. ^ "High performance team to play in WICB tournament". ESPNcricinfo. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  11. ^ "a20803 Guyana v Sagicor High Performance Centre: West Indies Cricket Board Cup 2010/11 (Zone B)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Records / West Indies Cricket Board Cup, 2010/11 / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Kemar Roach gets all-format West Indies contract". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Cricket West Indies announces list of contracted players". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  15. ^ "The Wisden Trophy – 1st Test, England v West Indies at Lord's, May 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Tino Best replaces injured Gabriel". ESPNcricinfo. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  17. ^ "Gabriel five-for suckerpunches Pakistan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  18. ^ "WI pacers achieve rare day-five success". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Shannon Gabriel: West Indies bowler banned for four ODIs after comment to Joe Root". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Shannon Gabriel suspended for four ODIs over Joe Root sledging incident". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Gabriel suspended for four ODIs after breaching ICC Code of Conduct". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Andre Russell in West Indies World Cup squad, Kieron Pollard misses out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Andre Russell picked in West Indies' World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  24. ^ "Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul turn down call-ups for England tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  25. ^ "Squad named for Sandals West Indies Tour of England". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  26. ^ "Shannon Gabriel added to West Indies squad for England Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 July 2020.

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