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Chris Gayle

Christopher Henry Gayle, OD is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. Gayle captained the West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010.

Considered as one of the greatest batsmen ever in Twenty20 cricket, Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of the game.

  • Full name: Christopher Henry Gayle
  • Profession: Jamaican cricketer
  • Born: 21 September 1979 (age 40 years), Kingston, Jamaica
  • ODI debut (cap 97): 11 September 1999 v India
  • Test debut (cap 230): 16 March 2000 v Zimbabwe
  • ODI shirt no: 45, 301
  • Last ODI: 14 August 2019 v India
  • T20I debut (cap 6): 16 February 2006 v New Zealand
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About Chris Gayle

Gayle was on 21 September 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica.  He started his cricket career with Lucas Cricket Club in Kingston, Jamaica.

Gayle claimed: “If it was not for Lucas I don’t know where I would be today. Maybe on the streets” Lucas Cricket Club’s nursery has been named in honour of Gayle.


Gayle played for the West Indies at youth international level prior to making his first-class debut in 1998, at age 19 for Jamaica.

He played his first One Day International eleven months later in 1999, and his first Test match six months after that.

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.