Christopher Henry Gayle more commonly known as Chris Gayle is West Indian cricketer who plays for the West Indies national cricket team. He is a left handed opening batsman who is hard hitting and an occasional right arm off spin bowler. Presently, he has been bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.

He made his first class debut at the age of 19 years for Jamaica. His ODI debut came in 2001 followed by his test debut six months later. Generally Gayle is the opening batsman when he plays for the West Indies. He is a destructive batsman who when plays square of the wicket is most effective. In July 2001, Gayle 175 runs against Zimbabwe in 214 run totals.

Gayle had a slow start to his international career however he played excellently in 2002 and during this calendar year scored three centuries against India in November and became the fourth West Indian to score 1000 runs in one year.

Team 646 west indies national cricket team West Indies National Cricket Team
Role Batsman
Born 21 Sep 1979
Nationality West Indies West Indies
Nickname Galy
Number 45
Team History
646 west indies national cricket team West Indies 2020 - present
1086 kings xi punjab Kings XI 2018 - present
646 west indies national cricket team West Indies 1999 - 2019
Jamaica national cricket team 1998 - 2018
1090 royal challengers bangalore Royal Challengers 2011 - 2017
Karachi Kings 2017
Jamaica Tallawahs 2013 - 2016
Melbourne Renegades]], [[Somerset County Cricket Club 2015 - 2016
Lahore Qalandars 2016
Barisal Bulls 2015
Highveld Lions Highveld Lions 2014
Dhaka Gladiators Dhaka Gladiators 2013
2671 sydney thunder Sydney Thunder 2011 - 2012
Barisal Burners Barisal Burners 2012
2808 perth scorchers Perth Scorchers 2009 - 2011
Matabeleland Tuskers 2011
1087 kolkata knight riders Knight Riders 2008 - 2010
Stanford Superstars 2008
Worcestershire County Cricket Club Worcestershire County 2005

In the 2005 test series against South Africa Gayle scored his career best of 317 runs in the fourth test match. In April 2008, Gayle was auctioned by the franchise Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League, but missed the opening games due to an ongoing Sri Lanka tour to the Caribbean.

Career Highlights

Gayle was named Player of the 2006 Champions Trophy. In all the three formats of international cricket Gayle is the only cricketer to have hit centuries in all of them.

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