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Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

Full Name: Christopher Henry Gayle
Date of Birth (Birthday): 21 September 1979
Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 6 ft 6 in
Batting style: Left-handed
Bowling style: Right arm off break
Role: Opening Batsman, West Indies Captain
Marital Status: Married
National Team : West Indies
Sports Played : Cricket

Gayle plays domestic cricket for Jamaica. He is a hard-hitting left-handed opening batsman with a wide-range of shots, and bowls useful part-time right-arm off spin. Gayle is a successful One Day International player, with over 200 appearances for his country and 19 centuries. He is also a successful Test batsman, averaging just over 40.00. As a prominent one day player, Gayle was chosen by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He has recently finished playing in the third season of the IPL. 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.

Cricket Career

  • - One of his best innings so far is his thumping 317 runs in a Test match at Antigua against South Africa.
  • - Gayle was the first cricketer to score a century in the Twenty20 format of the game.
  • - Chris Gayle led West Indies to an ODI series win in England and their first Test win in South Africa.