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Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle at the Docklands playing for the ICC World XI, 2005

Personal information

Full name

Christopher Henry Gayle

Born

21 September 1979 (age 36)


Kingston, Jamaica

Nickname

Gayle-Force, Gayle-Storm, World Boss,


Master Storm, Spartan,[1]

Height

6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Batting style

Left-handed

Bowling style

Right-arm off spin

Role

All-rounder, Opening batsman

International information

National side
Test

West Indies
16 March 2000 v Zimbabwe

debut (cap 232)


Last Test

5 September 2014 v Bangladesh

ODI debut (cap 97 11 September 1999 v India


)

Last ODI

21 March 2015 v New Zealand

ODI shirt no.

45

T20I

16 February 2006 v New Zealand

debut (cap 6)
Last T20I

3 April 2016 v England


Domestic team information

Years

Team

1998

Jamaica

present
2005

Worcestershire

20082010

Kolkata Knight Riders(squad no. 45)

20092011

Western Warriors

2011

Royal Challengers Bangalore(squad no. 333)

present
20112013

Sydney Thunder

2012

Barisal Burners

2008

Stanford Superstars

2011

Matabeleland Tuskers

2013

Jamaica Tallawahs

present
2013

Dhaka Gladiators

2014

Highveld Lions

20152016

Melbourne Renegades(squad no. 333)

2016

Lahore Qalandars(squad no. 333)

present
2015

Somerset (squad no. 333)

present
Career statistics
Competition

Test

ODI

T20I

FC

Matches

103

269

46

180

Runs scored

7,214 9,221 1,506 13,226

Batting
average

42.18 37.33 37.65 44.79

100s/50s

15/37 22/47 2/13

32/61

Top score

333

333

Balls bowled

7,109 7,222 301

12,511

Wickets

73

132

Bowling
average

42.73 35.20 24.00 38.91

5 wickets
in innings

215

163

117

15

10 wickets in
match

n/a

Best bowling

5/34

5/46

2/15

5/34

Catches/stum
pings

96/

114/ 12/

158/

Source: ESPNCricinfo, 16 March 2016

Christopher Henry "Chris" Gayle (born 21 September 1979) is aJamaican cricketer who plays
international cricket for the West Indies. Considered one of the most powerful batsmen in limitedovers cricket, Gayle has set numerous records in all formats of the game.
He is one of only four players who have scored two triple centuries at Test level: 317 against South
Africa in 2005, and 333 against Sri Lankain 2010. He is known as a big hitter, very often hitting sixes;
in 2012 he became the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Playing for Royal
Challengers Bangalore, he scored a 30-ball century, that became the highest individual T20 score
(175 not out).[2][3] It eclipsed the previous mark set by Brendon McCullum of Gujarat Lions. At the
launch of the Caribbean Premier League he was announced as the first franchise player for the
league.[4]
Gayle became the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century when he reached
200 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe during the2015 World Cup. He finished on 215 runs, which was
the record for highest score in a World Cup until it was broken by Martin Guptill against Gayle's own
team.[5] He is one of the five players to score a double century in ODIs. In March 2016, Gayle
became only the second player (after Brendon McCullum) to hit two Twenty20
International hundreds, scoring 100 not out against England.
Gayle captained the West Indies' Test side from 2007 to 2010. He plays domestic cricket
for Jamaica, and also represents the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League,
the Lahore Qalandars[6][7] in thePakistan Super League, the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash
League and the Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League. He has also
represented Worcestershire, the Western Warriors, Sydney Thunder, Barisal Burners, Kolkata Knight
Riders and Somerset in his career. He was also selected for team Uva Next for the inaugural Sri
Lanka Premier League in 2012.[8] His daughter named Blush was born on 20 April 2016
Contents
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1Early career

2International debut

3International rise

4Twenty20 cricket
4.1List of Twenty20 centuries

5Technique and attitude

6Controversies

7International centuries

8Records

9International awards
9.1Test cricket

9.1.1Player of the Series awards

9.1.2Man of the Match awards


9.2One-Day International cricket

9.2.1Man of the Match awards

9.2.2Player of the series awards


9.3Twenty20 International cricket

9.3.1Man of the Match awards

9.3.2Player of the Series awards

10References

11Further reading

12External links

Early career[edit]
Gayle started his cricket career with the famous Lucas Cricket Club inKingston, Jamaica.[9] Gayle
claimed "If it was not for Lucas I don't know where I would be today. Maybe on the streets." [9] Lucas
Cricket Club's nursery has been named in honour of Gayle. [9]

International debut[edit]
Gayle played for the West Indies at youth international level prior to making his first-class debut aged
19 for Jamaica. He played his first One Day International eleven months later, and his first Test
match six months after that. He was also the captain of his university, Dawood University of
engineering and technology.[citation needed] He was meritorious student of petroleum and gas department.
Gayle, who normally opens the innings when he plays for the West Indies, is a destructive batsman
who is most effective playing square of the wicket. In July 2001, Gayle (175), together with Daren
Ganga (89) established the record for opening partnerships at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo when
they put on 214 together againstZimbabwe.

International rise[edit]
See also: List of centuries in Twenty20 International cricket

Gayle in 2010.

An innings-by-innings breakdown of Gayle's Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the
average of the last ten innings (blue line).

Gayle had a slow start to his international career, but invigorated it in 2002, ending the year with
three centuries against India in November and becoming the third West Indian to score over 1,000
runs in a calendar year, along with Vivian Richards andBrian Lara. He is one of only six players
in One Day International history to have three or more scores of 150. In 2005, Gayle was dropped
for the first Test againstSouth Africa along with six other players following a dispute over sponsorship
issues (see below). He returned for the second Test but had a poor series until the fourth Test, where
he made a match-saving 317. It was the first ever triple century against South Africa and up
until Mahela Jayawardene made 374, it was the highest individual Test score against them. In
another match of the series, Gayle had to leave the field after complaining of dizziness. During a
subsequent series against Australia, Gayle again complained of dizziness and shortness of breath
during his innings. He left the field for a time, and was after the match sent to hospital where he was
diagnosed with a congenital heart defect causing a cardiac dysrhythmia. He underwent heart
surgery following the series to correct th