Lead selector for the West Indies, Desmond Haynes, says injury kept Shannon Gabriel out of the Windies squad for the first Test against England.

Overall Gabriel has taken 37 wickets against England in 11 matches and took 5 for 25 and overall figures of 9 for 137 when he faced England in 2020. 

The English went on to win the series 2-1.

Haynes says the 33-year-old picked up the injury while playing in the West Indies Regional Championships for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.

Desmond Haynes.