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Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle

Age 44West IndiesWEST INDIES
Left Handed Batsman

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 when 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 Bengaluru 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 Bengaluru named him as one of the retained players for 2014, the 7th season. Later on, he moved to Punjab but continued to boss the Indian T20 League in the same way.

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 textbook but he still has a technique which is quite effective to demolish any bowling attack. 

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  • defaultJamaica Scorpions
  • defaultMatabeleland Tuskers
  • defaultPCA Masters XI
  • defaultStanford Super Stars
  • defaultWest Indies A
  • defaultWest Indies Inv XI
  • defaultWorcestershire
  • defaultUniversity of West Indies Vice Chancellors XI
  • Royal Challengers BengaluruRoyal Challengers Bengaluru
  • Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata Knight Riders
  • Punjab KingsPunjab Kings
  • defaultWestern Australia
  • defaultWest Indies Under-19
  • defaultSomerset
  • defaultDP World Lions
  • defaultMelbourne Renegades
  • defaultSydney Thunder
  • defaultChattogram Challengers
  • defaultDhaka Gladiators
  • defaultUva Next
  • defaultRangpur Riders
  • defaultJamaica Tallawahs
  • defaultSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots
  • defaultBarisal Bulls
  • defaultQuetta Gladiators
  • defaultKarachi Kings
  • defaultLahore Qalandars
  • defaultCape Town Knight Riders
  • defaultWorld XI
  • defaultKerala Knights
  • defaultVancouver Knights
  • defaultBalkh Legends
  • defaultJozi Stars
  • defaultPokhara Rhinos
  • defaultTeam Abu Dhabi
  • defaultColombo Strikers
  • defaultKandy Falcons
  • defaultFortune Barishal
  • defaultWorld Giants
  • defaultGujarat Giants
  • defaultBangla Tigers Mississauga
  • defaultMorrisville Unity
  • defaultPremium Windees
  • defaultTelangana Tigers
  • defaultColombo Lions
  • defaultWest Indies Champions

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Chris Gayle Statistics

Debut
West Indies vs India on Sep 11, 1999
Last
West Indies vs India on Aug 14, 2019
Debut
West Indies vs Zimbabwe on Mar 16, 2000
Last
West Indies vs Bangladesh on Sep 05, 2014
Debut
West Indies vs New Zealand on Feb 16, 2006
Last
West Indies vs Australia on Nov 06, 2021
Debut
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers on Apr 19, 2009
Last
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians on Sep 28, 2021

Chris Gayle Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
30110480542537.8387.19
Highest Runs215
Balls Faced147
On DateFeb 24, 15
AgainstZimbabweZIM

Chris Gayle Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
3011237.216735.4844.454.78
Wickets Taken5
Runs46
On DateJun 01, 03
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Chris Gayle Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
124014
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Chris Gayle Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1037214371542.1860.26
Highest Runs333
Balls Faced437
On DateNov 15, 10
AgainstSri LankaSL

Chris Gayle Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1031184.57342.7397.382.63
Wickets Taken5
Runs34
On DateJul 29, 04
AgainstEnglandENG

Chris Gayle Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
9602
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Chris Gayle Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
79189914227.92137.50
Highest Runs117
Balls Faced57
On DateSep 11, 07
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Chris Gayle Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
7963.32022.0019.056.92
Wickets Taken2
Runs15
On DateFeb 21, 10
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Chris Gayle Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2000
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Chris Gayle Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
142496531639.72148.96
Highest Runs175
Balls Faced66
On DateApr 23, 13
AgainstPune Warriors India

Chris Gayle Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
14292.21840.5030.777.89
Wickets Taken3
Runs21
On DateMay 06, 11
AgainstPunjab KingsPBKS

Chris Gayle Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2900
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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