Chris Gayle overview

Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who was born in Kingston Jamaica on 21st September 1979. He is a left-hand batsman and occasionally bowls right-arm off-break.

Gayle, who was the captain of West Indies from 2007 to 2001, is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, especially in the limited-over and the shortest format of the game. He has set many records in all three formats of the game. Gayle is the most capped West Indian cricketer in international cricket and he is the only batsman to have scored a triplet of centuries, a triple-century in Test, one double-century in a 50-over game, and a century in a Twenty20 international match. Gayle is the first-ever batsman to hit 1000 sixes in T20 cricket.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 103 182 11 7215 333 42.19 11970 60.28 15 3 37 1046 98
ODI 301 294 16 10480 215 37.7 12019 87.2 25 1 54 1128 331
T20 61 57 4 1656 117 31.25 1176 140.82 2 0 13 141 106
IPL 132 131 15 4772 175 41.14 3179 150.11 6 0 31 384 349

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 103 104 7109 3120 73 5/34 6/81 2.63 42.74 97.38 2 0
ODI 301 199 7424 5926 167 5/46 5/46 4.79 35.49 44.46 1 0
T20 61 23 319 377 17 2/15 2/15 7.09 22.18 18.76 0 0
IPL 132 38 554 729 18 3/21 3/21 7.9 40.5 30.78 0 0

Early signs

Chris Gayle started his career in Lucas Cricket Club in Kingston. Later Gayle had admitted his childhood club had a great contribution to his development. Lucas Cricket Club also paid it back. Its nursery has been named after Gayle. He made his journey through first-class cricket and List ‘A’ cricket in 1999. Gayle has played in 180 first-class matches and scored 13, 226 runs at an average of 44.83 including 32 centuries and 64 half-centuries with his best score of 333. Gayle has also managed 132 wickets in first-class cricket. Gayle has participated in 373 List ‘A’ matches and scored 13189 runs at an average of 38.67 including 29 centuries and 70 fifties.

ODI Career

Chris Gayle made his debut in One-Day International against India at Toronto in 1999 but Gayle was a flop, being out for only one run. However, has been the maximum run-scorer in ODI from West Indies, surpassing Brian Lara's 10,348 runs. Gayle has played 301 ODIs and scored 10,480 runs at an average of 37.83 including 25 centuries and 54 half-centuries along with his best score of 215.

Test career

Chris Gayle made his debut in a Test against Zimbabwe in 2000 at Port of Spain. Gayle scored 33 in the first innings and a duck in the second innings. Gayle has played in 103 Tests and scored 7204 runs at an average of 42.18 including his highest score of 333, scored against Sri Lanka at Galle where Muralitharan was one of the leading bowlers. Simultaneously, his match-saving 317 against South Africa is equally memorable.

IPL career

Gayle participated in his first Indian Premier League in 2008 after being purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) but could not take part in the team's opening matches due to his country's tour to Sri Lanka. Even after coming back from the Sri Lanka tour, Gayle failed to take part in the latter part of the matches due to a groin injury. He played in only 7 matches and scored 171 runs in his opening season. In his last 12 years journey in the IPL Gayle has scored 4772 runs in 132 matches at an average of 41.13 including the highest score in the League of unbeaten 175. His strike rate has been 150.11 and he has scored 6 centuries and 31 fifties. He moved to Punjab Kings in 2018 and was in fine form in 2019 490 runs in 13 matches at an average of 40.83 and a strike rate of 153.60.

T20 Career

Gayle made his debut in Twenty20 International against New Zealand in 2006. Gayle scored only 10 off 12 deliveries. He has however participated in 58 T20Is and scored 1627 runs at a strike rate of 142.84 including his best score of 117. He has scored 2 centuries and 13 fifties.

ICC Trophies

The IPL 2021 is also waiting for ‘Gayle-storm’.

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