A brawny fast bowler, Shannon Gabriel made his debut for Trinidad & Tobago in January 2010, as a 22-year old. After playing only three first-class matches, the aggressive youngster was picked by the selectors to play in the West Indies A team against Zimbabwe. Gabriel managed to impress as, even though he picked up two wickets in the second innings, he remained economical throughout the match.
Gabriel went on to play 14 first-class matches for Trinidad and Tobago in the 2010-11 season and bagged 33 wickets. His best outing for TNT came against Combined Campuses and Colleges, where he picked up 7 wickets in the match. The exciting pacer was then picked for the 2011 Champions League T20, following which he was named in West Indies' Test squad for the England tour in 2012. He was impressive on his debut picking up 4 wickets for 86 before back pain cut short his tour. In the inaugural Caribbean Premier League 2013, he played for Barbados and West Indies will have a lot to expect from this speedster in the future.