Yorkshire County Cricket Club has hired West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel for their upcoming three “LV= Insurance County Championship” games. They have signed a short-term deal, the club said on Monday.
The West Indies fast bowler Gabriel has committed to a three-match contract as a like-for-like substitute for Haris Rauf when he returns to full fitness for Trinidad and Tobago in domestic cricket.
The West Indian pacer will make his debut on Monday at Scarborough against Surrey. Later in the month, he will play Hampshire at North Marine Road and Somerset at Taunton.
The Trinidadian fast, who has 161 Test match wickets to his name and a high of eight for 62, will provide Yorkshire’s bowling attack valuable experience and potent pace.
Yorkshire to miss services of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow
Due to a conflict with England’s ODI series against India, Yorkshire, who has struggled with injuries and absences throughout the Championship season, will be without David Willey, Joe Root, Harry Brook, and Jonny Bairstow for their next match. Dawid Malan, who will play in back-to-back T20Is on July 9 and 10 before the Surrey game on July 11, might also be absent.
“We are delighted to have signed Shannon for the next three County Championship matches and are very much looking forward to seeing what he can achieve in a Yorkshire shirt,” Darren Gough, the interim managing director of Yorkshire said.
“With two of the next three games coming at Scarborough, which has been one of the quickest surfaces in the country for a number of years, his pace will be a real asset to us. I think it’s fair to say supporters at North Marine Road will be entertained watching him and I’m sure he will play his part in bringing us some success over the next month,” he concluded.