Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is an exceptionally powerful striker of the cricket ball, especially off the back foot. Gayle has been the West Indies #1 opening batsman for the past four years.

Tall and broad shoulder his imposing nature at the crease has led many West Indies Cricket fans to compare him with former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd.

Gayle's lack of foot work has often been criticize by cricket pundits; however Gayle has been able to compensate for this apparent deficiency in his technique by utilising his power, reach and timing. The result has been destruction to bowler after bowler in both forms of the game.

On the 2004 tour of South Africa, Chris Gayle overcame a foot injury, to smash two centuries in successive Tests when he averaged 61 runs an innings. In the 2005 West Indies home series against South Africa Gayle's 317 gave a clear indication of what Brian Lara had prophesized years earlier - that Gayle is the most likely, of the young West Indian batsmen, to move beyond his 400 world record mark.

Consistently listed in the LG players listing as among the leading all-rouders in One Day Internationals Gayle's flat, brisk non-turning off-spin bowling adds to his value in the Test and One-Day side where he has been called upon to bowl at the depth. Gayle is also a good slip fielder, he has also been earmarked as a future captain of the West Indies cricket team.

In the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy held in India Chris Gayle show increase maturity as he lead the West Indies batting. He played aggresively scoring three centuries and was judge man of the series.

Chris Gayle Test Cricket Statistics

Full Name Christopher Henry Gayle

Current Test Ranking

Current ODI Ranking 5th

Current Test Rating

596 points
Current ODI Rating 741

Highest Test Rating

663 v South Africa, St John's 2005
Highest ODI Rating 804 v Australia, 05/11/2006

Number of Test

Number of ODIs 194

Test Run Aggregate

ODI Run Aggregate 7,111

Test Career Average

ODI Batting Average 4,063

Total Test Wickets

Total ODI Wickets 151

Test Bowling Average

ODI Bowling Average 33.33

Test Centuries

ODI Centuries 19

Date of Birth

21 September 1979, Kingston, Jamaica 

Test Debut

Port of Spain 16th March 2000

Last Test Match

New Zealand v West Indies at Napier - Dec 19-23, 2008, 2006 

ODI Debut

India v West Indies at Toronto - Sep 11, 1999 
Last ODI Match New Zealand v West Indies at Napier - Jan 13, 2009   

Batting Style

Left Hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Off Break

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West Indies v Australia 2003 4th Test DVD  West Indies World Record defeat of Australia in the Fourth Test Match at the Recreational Grounds in  Antigua, with magnificent centuries from Sarwan and Chanderpaul.
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