Shannon Gabriel has played 26 Tests so far © Getty Images
Shannon Gabriel has played 26 Tests so far © Getty Images

West Indies’ fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is no stranger when it comes to no-balls. He has been in a love affair with them ever since his introduction to Test cricket. In yet another instance, Gabriel playing against Derbyshire in a tour match for West Indies, bowled as many as 20 no-balls in merely 9 overs. This comes just a week ahead of West Indies’ first Test versus England, which the all the more worrying for Jason Holder and Co. Gabriel opening spell included, an eleven-ball over that included 3 no-balls in a row. His second spell to wore a familiar look, where he conceded seven no-balls, while his final spell has just six.

His finished his day’s tally with 64 for 2 in his 9 overs. Gabriel’s most infamous no-ball came during West Indies’ Australia tour in 2015. The first Test at Hobart witnessed Gabriel overstep the crease by miles; most likely the biggest no-ball in history of Test cricket. Even in West Indies’ last Test series versus Pakistan at home, Gabriel bamboozled everyone with his consistency to bowl no-balls at will. Regarded one of his finest Test performances till date, Garbiel in the second Test versus Pakistan at Barbados bowled as many as 9 no-balls in the first innings. He was adjured Man of the Match for his matches figures of 9 for 92. 29-year old, Shannon has played 26 Tests for West Indies picking up 64 wickets at 35.59. Considering his run-ins with no-balls, his economy is fairly decent standing at 3.26.

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West Indies will face England at Edgbaston in the first of their 2-Test series. This will also be the first-ever day-night match in England; a second for England team.