Full Name Chris Gayle
Born September 21, 1979
Kingston, Jamaica
Age 37 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days
National Side West Indies
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank T20I - 14
Bowling Rank T20I - NA
Teams Played 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 Chancellor's XI, Bangalore, Kolkata, Western Australia, West Indies, Somerset, Highveld Lions, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder, Barisal Burners, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators, Uva Next, Jamaica Tallawahs, Barisal Bulls, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars
Man of the Match Test - 8, ODI - 23, World Cup - 1, T20I - 9, IPL - 17, CL - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2000 - 2014], [ODI, 1999 - 2015], [World Cup, 2003 - 2015], [T20I, 2006 - 2016], [IPL, 2009 - 2016], [CL, 2011],

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.

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Chris Gayle Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 103 182 11 7214 333 v SL 15 37 1046 98 42.18 60.26 96 0
ODI 269 264 17 9221 215 v ZIM 22 47 1038 238 37.33 85.11 114 0
World Cup 26 26 1 944 215 v ZIM 2 4 90 37 37.76 91.11 13 0
T20I 50 47 4 1519 117 v SA 2 13 130 98 35.32 145.49 14 0
IPL 92 91 12 3426 175* v PUN 5 20 278 251 43.36 153.28 21 0
CL 6 6 0 257 92 v NSW 0 2 15 24 42.83 178.47 2 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 104 1184.5 230 3120 73 5/34 v ENG 5 2 42.73 2.63 97.38
ODI 190 1203.4 38 5739 163 5/46 v AUS 12 1 35.20 4.76 44.30
World Cup 16 117.1 3 572 14 2/21 v SA 0 0 40.85 4.88 50.21
T20I 23 53.1 0 377 17 2/15 v AUS 0 0 22.17 7.09 18.76
IPL 37 91.3 0 724 18 3/21 v KXIP 1 0 40.22 7.91 30.50
CL 5 8 0 93 0 0/6 v KOL 0 0 - 11.62 -

Chris Gayle Profile

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 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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