Country: West Indies
Date of Birth: September 21, 1979
Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Batting Style: Left Handed
Bowling Style: Off break
Skill: All Rounder
Teams Played: ICC World XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, West Indies
Bowling & Fielding Performance
|First Match||Last Match|
|Tests||March 16, 2000 v Zimbabwe at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||December 1, 2010 v Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy|
|ODIs||September 11, 1999 v India at Cricket Skating and Curling Club, Toronto||March 23, 2011 v Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|T20s||February 16, 2006 v New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland||May 20, 2010 v South Africa at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua|
|IPL||April 19, 2009 v Deccan Chargers at Newlands, Cape Town||May 11, 2011 v Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
Chris Gayle is a soft-spoken but a hard-hitting opening batsman from Jamaica who holds the capability to tear apart any attack in the world. He played in his first senior tour in 2000 against England and since then has been feared by bowlers all over the world.
Tall and imposing at the crease, Gayle’s attacking approach is his greatest weapon. Gayle has a typical no-holds-barred style of batting which has been the main reason for his success. He also dishes some quick, non-turning off spin which has seen him blossom into a genuine one-day all-rounder.
Growing in stature quickly, he has become a consistently prolific scorer in ODIs. One of his best innings so far is his thumping 317 runs in a Test match at Antigua against South Africa. One also needs to mention that Gayle was the first cricketer to score a century in the Twenty20 format of the game. Possessing good leadership skills, he led West Indies to an ODI series win in England and their first Test win in South Africa.