Born 28 April 1988 in Trinidad and Tobago, 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. Gabriel played two further first-class matches that season, finishing with four wickets at a cost of 39.75 runs each.

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. The centre fielded a team in the 2010/11 WICB Cup, the regional 50-over competition. He made his List A debut in the competition on 15 October, opening the bowling and taking two wickets for 30 runs against Guyana. He played two further matches in the 2010/11 Cup without taking another wicket.

He made his Test debut for the West Indies against England at Lord’s in 2012 and has taken an impressive 283 wickets in 98 first-class matches including eight 5-fors.

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut on 21 June 2016 against Australia.


Shannon Gabriel

Age: 31
Born: Trinidad & Tobago
Squad number: 85
Player sponsor: BIE Magnum