Chris Gayle to Return to National Team
Opener and attacking batsman Chris Gayle is set to return to the West Indies squad after two years. It is understood that West Indies are going to call Gayle in the team for the three T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Gayle, 41, is being called up for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Gayle is currently in Pakistan. He is playing for Pakistan Super League Quetta Gladiators and is returning with a good performance in the first two games. Gayle hit 68 off 40 balls with five fours and five sixes against Lahore Calendars. Gayle had a stellar performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) last November, playing for Kings Punjab.
The T20 World Cup is being held in India in October-November. The West Indies are preparing for the World Cup. The West Indies, captained by Kieran Pollard, have signaled their return to Gayle. Gayle will now return home. Sri Lanka will return to Pakistan after the series on March 7. The West Indies will announce their squad for the match against Sri Lanka this week. Before that, Gayle will have a fitness test.
Gayle last played an ODI against India in the West Indies in August 2019. He played T20 in 2019 against England. Since then, the West Indies have been keeping Gayle out of the team. Former winners West Indies will be looking to win the World Cup. The West Indies last won the T20 World Cup in 2016, beating England.
Gayle had scored 288 runs in the last seven games of the last IPL with three fifties. Gayle played an unbeaten 84 off 22 balls with 9 sixes and 6 fours against the Maratha Arabians from Team Abu Dhabi in the T10 last February. Gayle added a total of 27 runs to Nepal’s fast bowler Sompal Kami in one over, including three sixes and two fours.
West Indies are considered the king of T20 cricket. Gayle is the king of T20 cricket. Gayle is the most successful player of the West Indies in T20. Despite his advanced age, Gayle continues to exert his influence. Lately, West Indies have been fielding players like Andre Fletcher, Brendon King, Lendon Simmons, and Evin Lewis in the opening.
The West Indies have attacking batsmen including Gayle, Pollard, Nicholas Puran, Shimran Heitmeyer, Andre Russell, King, and Fletcher. Who has the ability to lead the game to victory in a single over?
There will be three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests between Sri Lanka and the West Indies. The first T20 match will be played on March 3. The second will be on March 5 and the third on March 7. The first ODI will be played on March 10, the second on March 12 and the third on March 14.
There will be two days of practice before the two tests. The first test will start on March 21. The second and final test will start on March 29. Chris Gayle to Return to National Team which is good and big news for Cricket Fans.
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