West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire this year after the ICC World Cup in England. Chris Gayle’s retirement information was given by the West Indies Cricket Board on tweeter.
Gayle was named in the squad for the one-day series against England at home. He will represent the West Indies for the first two ODIs. After July 2018 he is representing the national team.
He was not a member of the West Indies team that came to India. He had said that he was not available for the national team to play in the Afghanistan Premier League and the T-10 league. After the 2015 World Cup, Gayle played only 15 ODIs.
BREAKING NEWS – WINDIES batsman Chris Gayle has announced he will retire from One-day Internationals following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales. (More to come) #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/AXnS4umHw2
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 17, 2019
The five-match series against England starting on Wednesday. Gayle, who has scored the most centuries (23) in ODIs for West Indies, is the second highest run-scorer after Brian Lara. Gayle made his ODI debut against India in 1999. He has scored 9727 runs in 284 ODIs.
Brian Lara is at the forefront in terms of matches and runs. He has scored 10405 runs in 299 matches.
Gayle’s best knock was 215 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup. He has 165 wickets in his name. He has scored 7 thousand 214 runs in 103 Tests and scored 1607 runs in T20I matches.
Chris Gayle is the only player in the world who score a century in Twenty20, a double hundred in one-day internationals and a triple century in Test cricket.
West Indies took the second place in the qualifying round to secure their place in the 2019 World Cup. They will face Pakistan in the first match of the World Cup.