Left-arm bowler Raymon Reifer has presented a strong case for getting into the playing XI, when West Indies play against England in the upcoming Test series. The 29-year-old bagged five wickets in a span of 11 deliveries on day two of the West Indies’ intra-squad match at Emirates Old Trafford.
He prouduced an inspiring spell and wreaked havoc on Jason Holder's XI, while playing for Kraigg Brathwaite’s XI. After batting first, the latter scored 275, while the opposition were in a strong position at 95/2, when Reifer came to the party.
He removed Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua da Silva, Holder, Sheyne Moseley and Rahkeem Cornwall to leave the opposition reeling at 111/7. Later they were dismissed for 193. He ended up with figures of 5/37.
West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is set to join the Test squad having regained his pace and fitness, head coach Phil Simmons had said.
The 32-year-old right-arm quick arrived in England as one of 11 reserve players, with doubts about his fitness following an ankle injury.
Simmons told British media on Monday Gabriel could join the touring party and that he was looking fit.
"The last week he's been at full tilt and he looks fit," added Simmons. "He's bowling as fast as I've seen him for a while so he's ready and close enough to the Test match."