Universe-boss Chris Gayle has been recalled in the West Indies squad for the only T20 they will have to play against India at Gayle’s home ground Sabina Park, Jamica on Sunday. Gayle came into the squad in place of Lendl Simmons who did not performed up to the expectations in their last T20 series 3-matches against Afghanistan.
The 37-years old is said to be the king of the shortest format of the game. He is the only men on the planet to complete 10,000 runs in T20s. He has scored 10,137 runs at an average of 4006 with the strike rate 148.92 in just 290 innings. He has also hit highest number of centuries in this format with the help 746 sixes. These records are enough to the kind of dominance he had over the past 10-years in this format of the game. While he is the highest scorer from West Indies in T20 intenatioonals too. In international cricket he has scored 1,519-runs with the strike rate of 145.49 and just 2-sixes away from completing the century of hitting sixes in T20 internationals.
The last game he played in Windies Jersey was the final of the T20 World Cup in India at Eden Garden last year against Englang.
Chairman of selector, Courtney Browne said that “We welcome Chris back to the T20 squad. He is the most prolific batsman in this format and will add value to our team at the top of the order. He will get the chance to play on his home ground and against a top-quality Indian team.”