[60], He was selected for team Uva Next for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League in 2012, but did not play for the team due to injury.[61][62].

[84] In October 2020, he was drafted by the Kandy Tuskers for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League.[85]. [14] Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson said of Gayle: "He listens. [28] On 4 January, Gayle scored his first goal of 2015 in a 4–0 win over Dover Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup. Christopher Henry Gayle, OD (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. [83] In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Jozi Stars team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament. Gayle started off his 2013 IPL season scoring 92 not out from 58 balls, hitting 11 fours and four sixes against the Mumbai Indians. Dwight Devon Boyd Gayle (born 17 October 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Newcastle United. [63] On 11 August, Gayle drew a foul from his former Newcastle teammate Tim Krul, now of Norwich City, with the resulting penalty scored by Jay Rodriguez. [17], On 17 December 2009 in the Australia v West Indies 3rd Test Chris Gayle scored the then fifth-fastest century in Test match history, taking just 70 balls to reach 100, including nine fours and six sixes. [25], On 26 August 2014, Gayle scored his first hat-trick for Crystal Palace, scoring three times in the first half to give Palace a 3–0 win over Walsall in the second round of the League Cup. When a fast bowler runs in to me, my breathing is controlled. [32] On 15 August, the transfer broke down as it was confirmed that Bristol City were no longer interested in signing Gayle. He is left-handed batting all-rounder and right-arm off-break bowler. He then scored three goals in the team's next two matches; a 2–1 home win over Tottenham Hotspur and a 3–2 defeat of Burnley at Turf Moor. Gayle played for the West Indies at youth international level prior to making his first-class debut in 1998, at age 19 for Jamaica. Gayle enjoyed great success in that tournament. Afterwards, he left to join the West Indies team for a home series against Australia, therefore not playing in the inaugural version of the IPL. [9] Gayle claimed: "If it was not for Lucas I don't know where I would be today. Chris Gayle is a West Indies International Cricketer. He represented West Indies Cricket Team in all three formats of international cricket. [60] In the second half of the season, Gayle remained a first team regular, but only scored three more goals for Newcastle – a brace against AFC Bournemouth in a 2–2 draw on 24 February 2018,[61] and a goal against Chelsea in a 3–0 win, the final day of the season. [44] In his debut game against his previous team Kolkata Knight Riders in their home ground, he scored 102 off 55 balls, hitting 10 fours and 7 sixes. [16] From the West Indies, both Viv Richards and Gary Sobers criticised Gayle's comments, as did opposite number Andrew Strauss. [92] According to Forbes, Gayle has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He was made captain of the West Indies side in the ICC T20 World Cup 2009 after getting criticized for playing in the IPL 2008 and missing an international series a few months before.
He was also the fouled player for both of Rodriguez's penalties. Chris Gayle ended his List-A career for Jamaica with a match-winning century against Barbados in a Super50 Cup 2018. [31], On 11 August 2015, Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill confirmed that Crystal Palace had accepted an undisclosed bid for Gayle. [94] Gayle later cut his deal with Cable and Wireless and rejoined the side for the second Test. [38] He scored his first goal for the club on 13 August, in a 2–1 defeat to Huddersfield Town. [7] In the same match, Gayle also became the leading run-scorer for a West Indies batsman in ODI cricket. [78][79] In September 2018, he was named as the Icon Player for Balkh's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament. NickName: Universe Boss. This innings also set the record for fastest century ever in T20 cricket, taking 30 balls. First international player to carry his bat through a completed innings (one where his side lost all ten wickets) in Twenty20 International. On 6 April 2012, Gayle and the WICB reached an understanding that paved the way for the former West Indies captain to return to the national team. Edward Norton. [5] In July 2019, he was named in the West Indies' ODI squad for their series against India. [89] He holds numerous records that reflect his batting style, including record Twenty20 strike-rates and high scores. He also broke the record for the most runs for the West Indies in ODIs, surpassing Brian Lara. [66], On 18 January 2016, in a match with the Adelaide Strikers, Gayle set a new Big Bash League record for the fastest fifty and equaled the world record set by Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh against England in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. He is known for his fearless batting across all format.

Jersey Number: 97.

[73] West Brom finished the season in 4th place,[74] setting up a derby playoff with Aston Villa in which Gayle led the scoring at Villa Park in the 11 May tie that Villa went on to win 2–1 and in which Gayle received a sending-off (a second yellow in the 88th minute) for a challenge on Villa keeper, Jed Steer, ruling him out of the return leg on 14 May. He was the leading run-scorer in that series with 293 runs, a top score of 109, and an average over 50, the best of the tournament.

[51] It would become a recurring problem for Gayle, and on three occasions from February to April, he had to be substituted off in the first half.

[81][82] In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. [71], On 14 February 2019, Gayle was suspended for two matches after accepting a charge of "successful deception of a match official", following an incident in the match against Nottingham Forest earlier that week when he "won" a late penalty enabling his team to take a 2–2 draw. [26] Four days later, he scored his first goal of the Premier League season in the opening minute of a 3–3 draw at Newcastle United. In April 2008, Gayle was bought by the franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League player auction, but missed the opening games due to a Sri Lankan tour to the Caribbean. He picks up things quickly, which is always a sign of a good player.

He also broke the record for the most runs for the West Indies in ODIs, surpassing Brian Lara.

Highest six hitter for the West Indies. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored a 30-ball century, that became the highest individual T20 score (175 not out).

[69] For his performances, he was awarded with the Championship Player of the Month by the EFL. The deal included Salomón Rondón going the other way for the 2018–19 season.

[23] In part due to injury, he found first team appearance opportunities limited for the remainder of the season. He is the most capped player for the West Indies in international cricket and is the only player to score a triplet of centuries – a triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in T20Is. In this match against Zimbabwe in World Cup in Canberra, Gayle became the first player to hit a double century in World Cup history. On 16 September 2017, Gayle became the first ever player to hit 100 T20I sixes. [88] He is known for appearing very calm as the bowler approaches.

On 4 January 2016, while being interviewed by Network Ten commentator Mel McLaughlin during the 2015–16 Big Bash League season, Gayle said "I just wanted to have an interview with you as well, that's why I batted so well," followed by ""Your eyes are beautiful, hopefully we can win this game and then we can have a drink after as well. Chasing a revised target of 255 in 35 overs via DLS, India looked in a spot of bother, but Indian skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten 114 cost them the match as India won the series 2–0. He is one of only six players in One Day International history to have three or more scores of 150. He played 9 matches for the side, and scored merely 160 runs. However, since the West Indies had recently become sponsored by Cable and Wireless' rivals Digicel the West Indies Cricket Board demanded the players dropped their Cable and Wireless deals. 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 against Zimbabwe.

[66][67][68] On 29 September, he scored the third goal, a free-kick, in a 3–2 win over Preston North End.

On 16 November 2010, he became the fourth cricketer to score two triple centuries in Test cricket after Donald Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag. In August 2005, Gayle joined Worcestershire for the rest of the English season, playing eight matches. Full Name: Chris Gayle. He was charged with conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket during a Test against New Zealand in March 2006, but was subsequently found not guilty.

[13] The innings made him the first batsman to score a century in each of international cricket's three formats.

Gayle scored a quickfire 88 in the opening game of the tournament and helped the Windies beat the mighty Australians. Three days later, in the West Indies' final match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, against Afghanistan, Gayle became the most-capped player for the West Indies in the Cricket World Cup, playing in his 35th match. [52][53][54] Unsurprisingly, his goal tally also suffered, as he scored twice during this period, netting against Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic.

[57], Gayle also joined the Barisal Burners in the Bangladesh Premier League, and has scored two centuries at more than a run-a-ball.

As of September 2020, Gayle is the only player to score more than 8 T20 centuries. [18], On his return to Test cricket in July 2012, he scored 150 on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand.

He attributes the latter to being very thin when young, and having a heavy bat.

[58], In the 2012 IPL season, Gayle hit the most sixes (59)[59] and was nominated for the orange cap for making 733 in 14 matches. Highest run scorer for the West Indies in ODIs.

[75], In May 2018, he was named as one of the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament.

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