West Indies pacer Best to replace injured Shannon Gabriel
London, May 23 (ANI): West Indies pacer Tino Best will replace seamer Shannon Gabriel, who will miss the rest of the Test series against England because of a back injury.
Best, who has played 14 Tests and 12 One-day Internationals for West Indies previously, is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.
Gabriel, 24, took four wickets on his Test debut at Lord's but did not bowl after lunch on the final day.
A scan after England's five-wicket victory in the first Test revealed a stress reaction in the lower spine.
West Indies team physiotherapist C.J. Clark said: "Shannon made the complaint late in the first Test against England and scans conducted following the match showed a stress reaction in the lower spine.
"He was subsequently ruled out of the second Test and, after further consultation, we feel that to prevent this injury developing any further it is in Shannon's best interest for him to return to T and T for rest and rehabilitation to ensure he is fully fit when selected for West Indies in the future."
The second Test of the three-match series starts at Trent Bridge on Friday. (ANI)
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