Chris Gayle      

Full name Christopher Henry Gayle

Born September 21, 1979, Kingston, Jamaica

Current age 34 years 336 days

Major teams West Indies, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, ICC World XI, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kolkata Knight Riders, Matabeleland Tuskers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, Western Australia, Worcestershire

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Christopher Henry Gayle
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 102 180 10 7141 333 42.00 11855 60.23 15 36 1034 97 96 0
ODIs 257 252 17 8804 153* 37.46 10465 84.12 21 46 1012 209 109 0
T20Is 42 41 3 1239 117 32.60 914 135.55 1 11 108 72 11 0
First-class 179 319 25 13153 333 44.73 32 63 158 0
List A 324 318 24 11277 153* 38.35 24 62 135 0
Twenty20 184 181 24 6551 175* 41.72 4486 146.03 12 41 506 459 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 102 103 7007 3070 72 5/34 6/81 42.63 2.62 97.3 2 2 0
ODIs 257 184 7056 5575 158 5/46 5/46 35.28 4.74 44.6 3 1 0
T20Is 42 22 301 360 15 2/15 2/15 24.00 7.17 20.0 0 0 0
First-class 179 12409 5144 131 5/34 39.26 2.48 94.7 2 0
List A 324 9200 6948 217 5/46 5/46 32.01 4.53 42.3 4 1 0
Twenty20 184 110 1692 2127 67 4/22 4/22 31.74 7.54 25.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Zimbabwe at Port of Spain, Mar 16-20, 2000 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Toronto, Sep 11, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Bangladesh at St George's, Aug 22, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 16, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka, Apr 3, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A West Indies v Bangladesh at St George's, Aug 22, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors at Basseterre, Aug 14, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
58 West Indies v Bangladesh St George's 22 Aug 2014 ODI # 3511
1/19, 3 West Indies v Bangladesh St George's 20 Aug 2014 ODI # 3509
19 Tallawahs v Amazon Basseterre 14 Aug 2014 T20
1 Tallawahs v Red Steel Basseterre 13 Aug 2014 T20
1 Tallawahs v Tridents Basseterre 10 Aug 2014 T20
3 Tallawahs v Zouks Basseterre 9 Aug 2014 T20
39 Tallawahs v Tridents Kingston 3 Aug 2014 T20
0/9, 22 Tallawahs v Amazon Kingston 2 Aug 2014 T20
59* Tallawahs v Hawksbills Kingston 31 Jul 2014 T20
0/34, 60 Tallawahs v Red Steel Port of Spain 26 Jul 2014 T20
Profile

A thrusting Jamaican left-hander, Gayle earned himself a black mark on his first senior tour - to England in 2000 - where the new boys were felt to be insufficiently respectful of their elders. But a lack of respect, for opposition bowlers at least, has served Gayle well since then. Tall and imposing at the crease, he loves to carve through the covers off either foot, and has the ability to decimate the figures of even the thriftiest of opening bowlers. And in this era of Twenty20 cricket, Gayle is the batsman who has thrived like no other.

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Timeline
    • September 1999
      An unflattering start
      • Makes his international debut in a series of one-dayers against India and Pakistan in Toronto. Has a horror run in the middle order, reaching double-figures only once in five innings.
    • July 20, 2000
      Ice-cool Gayle
      • Picks up his first Man-of-the-Match award, after bowling a nerveless final over in a one-dayer against England to hand West Indies a three-run victory in Nottingham.
    • February 19, 2001
      Quadruple-century stand
      • Representing Jamaica in a Busta Cup match against West Indies B, Gayle racks up an unbroken 425-run stand for the first wicket with Leon Garrick, the first 400-plus partnership in the region's history.
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Aug 22, 2014

Chris Gayle graphic, West Indies v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, St George's, Grenada, August 22, 2014

Chris Gayle graphic

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Aug 22, 2014

Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was present to oversee West Indies' big victory, West Indies v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, St George's, Grenada, August 22, 2014

Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was present to oversee West Indies' big victory

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Aug 22, 2014

Chris Gayle hit five sixes in his 58, West Indies v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, St George's, Grenada, August 22, 2014

Chris Gayle hit five sixes in his 58

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Tour Results
Australia v West Indies at Brisbane - Feb 13, 2013
West Indies won by 27 runs
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 10, 2013
Australia won by 17 runs
Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Feb 8, 2013
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v West Indies at Canberra - Feb 6, 2013
Australia won by 39 runs
Australia v West Indies at Perth - Feb 3, 2013
Australia won by 54 runs
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