Christopher Henry Gayle

Player Bio

Born 21 September 1979 Jamaica
Age 39 Years, 09 Months, 27 Days
Batting Side Left Handed
Bowling Side Off break
Teams West Indies, ICC World XI, Jamaica, Matabeleland Tuskers, PCA Masters XI, Stanford Super Stars, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, Worcestershire, University of West Indies Vice Chancellors XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Western Australia, West Indies Under-19, Somerset, Highveld Lions, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder, Barisal Burners, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators, Uva Next, Rangpur Riders, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Barisal Bulls, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Cape Town Knight Riders, Kerala Knights, Vancouver Knights, Balkh Legends, Jozi Stars

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
103
182
11
7214
333
15
37
1046
98
42.18
60.26
96
0
ODI
298
291
17
10393
215
25
53
1119
326
37.93
87.16
124
0
T20
58
54
4
1627
117
2
13
138
105
32.54
142.84
15
0
IPL
326
322
44
11181
175
19
67
849
836
40.21
148.01
72
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
104
1184.5
103
3120
73
5/34
2
42.73
2.63
97.38
ODI
199
1237.2
298
5926
167
5/46
1
35.48
4.78
44.45
T20
23
53.1
58
377
17
2/15
0
22.17
7.09
18.76
IPL
108
271
326
2102
63
4/22
0
33.36
7.75
25.80

His 'devil may care' style of play has come under harsh criticism on several occasions but with his unparalleled histrionics, Chris Gayle has, time and again proved his critics wrong, and has been the batsman West Indies gamble on for those rollicking starts, at least in the shorter formats of the game. A regular member in the West Indies youth side, Gayle caught everyone's eye w

hen he cracked a wonderful 141 on their Under-19 tour to Bangladesh and thereafter was hand-picked to represent his hometown , Jamaica, aged just 19. At Jamaica, he grew in stature and just 11 months later, he played his first ODI for the West Indies and consequently made his Test debut six months later. But he succumbed to pressure and after being offered several chances, was dropped. Gayle, however, redeemed himself in 2002 with a double century against New Zealand which was followed by a fantastic away series in India thereby sealing his place in the side. His 317 against South Africa in 2005 was breath-taking and his 2006 Champions Trophy performance provided an icing on the cake. He was offered captaincy in 2007 and the Jamaican did reasonably well with a relatively weak West Indian team at his disposal. In 2009, Gayle displayed two extremely contrasting sides of his personality, scoring an unbeaten 165 in a Test against Australia that took more than seven hours, while smashing the fifth fastest Test century off just 70 balls, in the next match. He followed it up with a triple hundred against Sri Lanka next year, becoming only the fourth batsman to score two triple tons in Tests. Gayle was drafted in for Dirk Nannes as a mid-season replacement for Bangalore in the Indian T20 League under controversial circumstances but since then, he has been the undisputed king of Twenty20. The mighty Jamaican became an element of surprise as he single-handedly guided his team all the way to finals. He carried his form in the next edition, once again proving to be an unstoppable force. In the sixth season, 'Gaylestorm' as he is fondly known, smashed the fastest T20 century in the world against Pune off just 30 balls, a record, which only his firepower could pull off. There was no surprise when Bangalore named him as one of the retained players for 2014, the 7th season. One of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball in the modern game, Gayle is known to put opposition bowlers under pressure with his no-holds-barred style of batting. Most dangerous on the off side, Gayle's style is not exactly copy book but he still has a technique which is quite effective. His darting off spinners has also proved handy in ODIs and at a time when West Indies have failed to produce even decent batsmen, Gayle is naturally a silver lining. His form, especially in ODIs between 2012 and 2013 dipped to a great extent but given his destructive nature, he should bounce back soon enough.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

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D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Christopher Henry Gayle News

World will miss Chris Gayle’s aura when he finally retires, say teammates

Shai Hope said it will be a sad day for world cricket when Chris Gayle finally calls time on his illustrious international career.

Chris Gayle plans retirement after home series against India in August

Chris Gayle will play his final international game, a Test against India, at his home ground Kingston in Jamaica starting August 30.

World Cup 2019: Change your specs, Chris Gayle

Gayle has indulged the crowd with a few of his usual jigs and flashiness, sporting a variety of sunglasses. An over-size single-pieced retro visor he flashed against Bangladesh has become a smashing hit on the social media.

ICC rejected Chris Gayle’s request to use ‘Universe Boss’ logo before censoring MS Dhoni

Gayle, a self-proclaimed 'Universe Boss', had requested the ICC to allow him to use it for his bat branding but he was informed that he can't use any clothing or sporting equipment for personal messages.

Dhoni to Gayle, players likely to appear in their final World Cup

The cricketing extravaganza, which starts from May 30, could see multiple cricketers donning the international colours for the last time.