West Indies, Shannon Gabriel, Gloucestershire
Gabriel, who had a forgettable ICC World Cup 2019, with two wickets striking at 86.50 apiece and an economy rate of 8.43, is eager to cash in on the opportunity. @ AFP

West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel will join Gloucestershire for the final three Championship games of the season, the club announced on Thursday.

Gloucestershire are level on points with second-placed Glamorgan in the table with four games.

Gabriel, who had a forgettable ICC World Cup 2019, with two wickets striking at 86.50 apiece and an economy rate of 8.43, is eager to cash in on the opportunity.

“I’m really looking forward to joining up with Gloucestershire in September and I will be trying my best to help the team push for promotion to Division One,” said Gabriel.

“Hopefully I’ll be carrying some good form off the back of the Test series against India.”

Gloucestershire will become the second county Gabriel has represented, after a two-match stint for Worcestershire at the end of the 2015 season.

“Shannon gives us some genuine pace and international experience,” said head coach Richard Dawson.

“He will bring that extra pick-me-up for the last three weeks of the season, which is a tough slog after playing T20 cricket along with four months of four-day cricket.

“He gives us another string to our bow in our bowling attack and he will be playing Test cricket against India so he will be match fit, I’m really looking forward to getting him involved.

“Obviously, we’ve played some very good cricket this season and we want to maintain that, and if we do, it will go a long way to dictating where we finish in the table.”