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Encyclopedia > Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

West Indies
Personal information
Batting style Left hand bat
Bowling style Right arm off break
Career statistics
Tests ODIs
Matches 72 177
Runs scored 4764 6296
Batting average 38.41 39.10
100s/50s 7/29 15/35
Top score 317 153*
Balls bowled 934 992
Wickets 63 142
Bowling average 39.46 32.11
5 wickets in innings 2 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/34 5/46
Catches/stumpings 74/0 81/0

As of 7 April 2008
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Christopher "Chris" Henry Gayle (born 21 September 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies and domestic cricket for Jamaica. He is a hard-hitting left-handed opening batsman who can bowl right-arm off spin when called upon. Gayle has a variety of quality shots that he can perform. is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... This article is about the sport. ... Learie Constantine, was one of the first great West Indian players. ... Off spin is a type of bowling in the sport of cricket which is bowled by an off spinner, a right-handed spin bowler who uses his or her fingers and/or wrist to spin the ball from a right-handed batsmans off side to the leg side (that...

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Career

Gayle played for the West Indies at youth international level after he made his first-class debut aged 19 for Jamaica. He played his first One Day International 11 months later, and his first Test match 6 months after that. First-class cricket matches are those between international teams or the highest standard of domestic teams in which teams have two innings each. ... A One-day International (ODI) cricket match is a one-day cricket match played between two international teams each representing a particular country. ... For the womens version of the game, see Womens Test cricket. ...


Gayle, who normally opens the innings when he plays for the West Indies, is a destructive batsman who is most effective playing square of the wicket. 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. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Daren Ganga (born January 14, 1979 in Barrackpore, Trinidad and Tobago) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Queens Sports Club is a multi-use stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. ... The City of Bulawayo is highlighted in this map of Zimbabwe. ... The Zimbabwean cricket team is a national cricket team representing Zimbabwe. ...


However, generally speaking he had a slow start to his international career, but invigorated it in 2002, ending the year with three centuries against India in November and becoming the fourth West Indian to score 1,000 runs in a calendar year. Along with Sanath Jayasuriya and Brian Lara he is the only player in One Day International history to have three or more scores of 150. Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Indian cricket team is an international cricket team representing India. ... Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (born 30 June 1969 in Matara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. ... Brian Charles Lara (born May 2, 1969) (nicknamed, The Prince of Port-of-Spain or simply The Prince) was a record-breaking cricketer, and considered to be one of the finest batsman in the game. ... A One-day International (ODI) cricket match is a one-day cricket match played between two international teams each representing a particular country. ...


In 2005, Gayle was dropped for the first Test against South Africa along with six other players following a dispute over sponsorship issues (see below). He returned for the second test but had a poor series until the fourth Test, where he made his career-best: a match-saving 317. It was the first ever triple century against South Africa and up until Mahela Jayawardene made 374, it was the highest individual Test score against them. The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas, is a national cricket team representing South Africa. ... Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, known as Mahela Jayawardene, born 27 May 1977, is the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. ...


In August 2005, Gayle joined Worcestershire for the rest of the English season, playing eight matches. He made two half-centuries in three first class matches and two half-centuries in five one-day matches, and won one Man of the Match award in the one-day National League. However, Worcestershire were relegated after Gayle made 1 in the final match against Lancashire. Worcestershire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Worcestershire. ... // The National League, currently sponsored as the Pro 40 League and formerly the totesport League, is the one-day cricket league for first class cricket counties in England. ...


Gayle was named Player of the 2006 Champions Trophy, where the West Indies nearly defended the title which they won in 2004, being defeated in the final by Australia. Gayle scored three centuries and totaled 474 runs, 150 more than any other batsman, and also took eight wickets in as many matches. The 2006 ICC Champions Trophy is a One-day International cricket tournament held in India from 7 October to 5 November 2006. ... The Australian cricket team is today regarded as the dominant team in world cricket. ...


Gayle, in keeping with the rest of the West Indies team, had a poor World Cup in 2007. He recorded a series of low scores; the one exception being a blistering 79 off 58 balls against England in the West Indies' final match. The English cricket team is a national cricket team which nominally represents England and Wales, but is a de facto United Kingdom team. ...


Gayle currently holds the record for the highest innings in a Twenty20 International, having scored 117 against South Africa in the World Twenty20 Championship, and, to date, is the only batsman to have hit a century in the format[1]. He is currently the only cricketer to have hit centuries in all three formats of international cricket[2]. Middlesex playing against Surrey at Lords, in front of a 28,000-strong crowd Twenty20 is a form of cricket, originally introduced in the United Kingdom for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003. ...


Controversies

Gayle is generally regarded as a calm and cool cricketer, but he has been involved in a few controversies. In 2005 Gayle was involved in the dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and a number of players over sponsorship issues. These players had personal sponsorship deals with Cable and Wireless, who used to sponsor West Indian cricket. 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. When the players refused to back down, the West Indies Cricket Board dropped them for the first Test against South Africa [3]. Gayle later cut his deal with Cable and Wireless and rejoined the side for the second Test. In March 2006, he was charged with conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket during a Test against New Zealand but was subsequently found not guilty [4]. Later that year, during October's Champions Trophy tournament in India, he was fined 30 percent of his match fee after repeated verbal exchanges with the Australian batsman Michael Clarke [5]. He also publically criticised the West Indies Cricket Board during the 2007 tour of England which led to an official reprimand and warning [6]. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in the West Indies (a sporting confederation of over a dozen mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries and dependencies that formed the British West Indies). ... Cable and Wireless is a British telecommunications company. ... Digicel is a mobile phone network provider in the Caribbean region. ... The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas, is a national cricket team representing South Africa. ... The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 vs England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth Test nation. ... Champions Trophy is the name of a number of different trophies in different sports: Field hockey: Champions Trophy (field hockey) Cricket: ICC Champions Trophy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Michael John Clarke (born 2 April 1981 in Liverpool, New South Wales) is an Australian cricketer. ...


Career performance graph

An innings-by-innings breakdown of Gayle's Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (957x539, 5 KB) Summary This graph details the Test Match performance of Chris Gayle. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (957x539, 5 KB) Summary This graph details the Test Match performance of Chris Gayle. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Gayle ton fails to stop S Africa, BBC News, retrieved 11 September 2007
  2. ^ List of highest individual International Twenty20 innings, Cricinfo, retrieved 20 January 2008
  3. ^ West Indies sponsor rejects plans, BBC Sports, retrieved on 20 January 2008
  4. ^ Gayle cleared of conduct charges, Fox Sports Australia, retrieved 20 January 2008
  5. ^ Gayle fined for misconduct, ECB retrieved January 20, 2008
  6. ^ Gayle in hot water, ECB retrieved 20 January 2008

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External links

  • CricketArchive page on Chris Gayle
  • Cricinfo page on Chris Gayle
  • 75 Years of West Indies Cricket 1928-2000 by Ray Goble and Keith AP Sandiford ISBN 1-870518-78-0
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