Chris Gayle

Birth Name : Chris Gayle

Full Name : Christopher Henry Gayle

Nick Name : Gayleforce, GayleStorm, Master Storm

Born : September 21, 1979

Born Place : Kingston, Jamaica

Height : 6’ 3” (1.91·m)

Playing Role : Allrounder 

Batting Style : Left-hand bat

Bowling Style : Right-arm offbreak

Major Teams : West Indies, Western Australia, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Sydney Thunder, Stanford Superstars, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Matabeleland Tuskers, Kolkata Knight Riders, Jamaica cricket team, ICC World XI, Barisal Burners

About Chris Gayle

Who is Chris Gayle ?

Christopher Henry Gayle (also known by his nickname: - Gayle force, Gayle Storm, Master Storm) is a professional cricketer in West Indies. Chris Gayle was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 21 September 1979. He is a West Indies International Cricketer. He was captain of the Test side of West Indies from 2007 to 2010. He is playing cricket in domestic level for Jamaica. He represents in the Big Bash League the Sydney Thunder, in the Indian Premier League (IPL)·

The Royal Challengers Bangalore and in the Bangladesh Premier League· the Barisal Burners. He also represented Worcestershire in his career, the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Western Warriors. He also selected for the Uva Next team for inaugural in 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League. He is one in all solely four players who have scored 2 triple centuries at test level: 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010 and 317 against South Africa in 2005. He often hit sixes and known as a big hitter, included off the first ball in the first in 2012 of a Test match.

Chris Gayle’s early year and Domestic Career :

Gayle started his career in cricket in Kingston with the famous Lucas Cricket Club in Jamaica. Gayle claimed "If it had been not for Lucas I do not know wherever I might be nowadays. Could be on the streets” Nursery of Lucas Cricket Club has been named in honour of Gayle. Gayle played at youth international level priority for the West Indies to making his first-class debut in Jamaica at the aged of 19. He played eleven months later his first ODI (One Day International), and his first match in Test six months after that.

Gayle when he plays for the West Indies and he normally opens the innings. He is a destructive batsman which is a more effective played square of the wicket. Gayle (175), partnership in July 2001 with Daren Ganga (89) established the record at Queens Sports Club for opening partnerships, Bulawayo when against Zimbabwe they put on 214 together. However, usually speaking he had a slow begin to his international career, however reinvigorated it in 2002, ending the year with 3 centuries against India in November and turning into the third West Indian to get 1,000 runs during a year, beside Brian Lara and Vivian Richards.

Chris Gayle’s Cricinfo and International Career :

Chris is among one of only six players in ODI (One Day International) history to have three or more scores of 150. Gayle was dropped in 2005 against South Africa in the first Test together with six alternative players following a dispute over sponsorship problems. He came back for the second test however had a poor series till the fourth test, wherever he scored a match-saving 317. Against South Africa, It was the first ever triple century and up till Mahela Jayawardene score 374, it absolutely was the very best individual test score against them. Gayle joined Worcestershire on August 2005 for the rest of the English season and eight matches are played.

He scored two half-centuries in three matches and two half-centuries in five one-day (ODI) matches and won one award of the Man of the Match in the ODNL (One-day National League). However, against Lancashire, Worcestershire was relegated when Gayle scored one in the final match.

Gayle was named Player for the Trophy of Champions 2006, wherever the West Indies nearly defended the title that they won in 2004, being defeated within the final by Australia. Gayle scored totaled 474 runs and three centuries. He scored 150 more than any other batsman and also took eight wickets in as many matches.

Gayle had a poor World Cup in keeping in 2007 with the rest of the team of West Indies. He made a record series with low scores; being a blister from 58 balls with 79 runs against England in the final match of West Indies. Chris Gayle made the fifth fastest century on 17 December 2009 in the 3rd Test of Australia v West Indies in the history of the Test match. He reached in just 70 balls the century. However Gayle was shortly dismissed after for score 102. This feat included a flurry of runs thanks to some huge hit sixes. One of the sixes hit on the roof of the Lillee Marsh stand that was estimated by commentator, Ian Healy to be a hit in the roof of the Lillee Marsh stand approx 140 metres long.

He became the fourth player in Test cricket to make the score two triple centuries on 16 November 2010 after Brian Lara, Donald Bradman and Virender Sehwag. During the First Test in 2012, against Bangladesh, Gayle became in a Test cricket match the first cricketer to hit a six off the 1st ball in Dhaka.

Twenty20 :

Gayle made record in an International Twenty20 for the highest innings st match of the 2007 World Twenty20. There was an innings for the first century in international Twenty20 cricket. This century made him the first cricketer to score a century in each three formats of international cricket. This record was stood unmatched until February 19, 2012. When South African Richard Levi made score 117 with not out Against New Zealand; Cricinfo recognized Levi as the record have broken outright, as a result of am not out innings is ranked more than a dismissal. He became the first international player in the World Twenty20 semi-final match of the 2009 to carry his bat through the complete innings during this format of the game as well against Sri Lanka.

Gayle auctioned on April 2008 by the franchise Kolkata Knight Riders of the IPL (Indian Premier League) but due to Caribbean tour of Sri Lanka, he missed the opening games. He finally joined the team and picked up throughout that tour, he missed out on the action during to a groin injury. After that he joined the West Indies team against Australia for a home series, so not playing within the inaugural the IPL playing version. Gayle signed on July 1, 2009 with the Western Australia Warriors for the Twenty20 tournament of Australian Domestic known as the Big Bash of the 2009–10 seasons. The West Indies went on to lose because His Test series went poorly and both the ODI (One Day International) and Test series. Gayle went to score a match winning with a surprise victory over Australia with 88 runs in the first official match of the Twenty20 in 2009. After being left out of the team of the West Indies T20, Gayle in 2011 opted to join the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pakistan in the fourth edition of one day home series of the Indian Premier League. He scored in his first game with scores 102 against 55 balls· against his previous team Kolkata Knight Riders hitting 7 sixes and 10 fours. 

He scored another century on May 6, 2011 with 107 runs against 49 balls, which included 9 sixes and 10 fours against the Kings XI Punjab. He scored in the next match 37 runs in one over against Kochi Tuskers Kerala which including 3 fours, 3 sixes and a no ball which hit for a six. Gayle in the tournament for scoring the runs 608 in 12 matches and won Award of the Orange Cap. He received five man of the match awards for the Royal Challengers Bangalore because he was instrumental in many victories. He awarded for his performances and also became the player of the tournament. Chris Gayle in the 2011 was the second highest run-scorer in the Champions League Twenty20 competition, behind David Warner with 257 runs from 6 matches with an average of 42.83 and a top run-scorer with 92 runs and was one of the star players. On his prolific performances being stamped that he is the ultimate pitch-hitter. 

Gayle was signed for the 2011-12 Stanbic Bank 20 Series by Zimbabwean franchise Matabeleland Tuskers. Gayle later recalled for it valuable practice for the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash where he signed for the Sydney Thunder. Gayle hoped in the tournament his first appearance was a success. He gave some the spectators to cheer about. 

Gayle became the second cricketer in West Indies after the legendary Brian Lara to be signed in the event had signed for the previous season of Southern Rocks. Gayle, in that tournament had tremendous success. He made the leading run-scorer in the series with 293 runs, a top run-scorer with 109 runs with an average of over 50. He made the best batsman of the tournament. Gayle made the only century at the event ended in defeat as Middle West Rhinos's Brendan Taylor's outstanding 75* out lasted in his team.

The tournament could not be won by the Tuskers. Gayle was played the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) for Barisal Burners. He has made two centuries. Gayle hit the most sixes (59) in the IPL season of 2012. He was nominated for making 733 in 15 matches for the orange cap. He scored on his return to test cricket 150 runs on the third day of the first test in July 2012 against New Zealand. He selected for inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League for the team Uva Next in 2012.

Chris Gayle’s Achievements and Awards :

  • Chris Gayle won one award of the Man of the Match in the ODNL (One-day National League).
  • Chris Gayle in the tournament for scoring the runs 608 in 12 matches and won Award of the Orange Cap.
  • Chris Gayle received five man of the match awards for the Royal Challengers Bangalore because he was instrumental in many victories.
  • Chris Gayle awarded for his performances and also became the player of the tournament.
  • Chris Gayle won IPL Player of the Series Award Winners in 2011.
  • Chris Gayle became the Cricketer in ODI (One Day International) who took 150 wickets and made 1500 scores.