Gabriel handed chance to shine

13 April 2019 03:08:49 EST

Shannon Gabriel returns for West Indies' triangular tournament involving Ireland and Bangladesh next month.

It means the 30-year-old fast bowler is in contention to play in this summer's World Cup in England, which West Indies are 16/1 to win.

Gabriel missed the recent 2-2 drawn series in the Caribbean against Eoin Morgan's England due to a four-match suspension imposed by the match officials for abusing Joe Root during the Test defeat in St Lucia in February.

It is more than a year since he played a one-day international - the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe 14 months ago.

The Windies are using the series in Dublin which takes place between 5th and 17th May as a World Cup warm-up.

With several candidates for the World Cup still on Indian Premier League duty, Jonathan Carter returns to the squad after a two-year absence while Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich is set to make his ODI debut.

"The selection panel consisted of interim head coach Floyd Reifer, captain Jason Holder and interim chairman of selectors Robert Haynes," said West Indies director of cricket Jimmy Adams.

"They have selected a squad to Ireland that allows a slightly wider pool of players to get 50-over experience in UK conditions which I think is very important. This is not the World Cup squad, as a number of players are not available for this series as they are still participating in the IPL."

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