Chris Gayle’s days in International cricket are numbered following a mediocre World Cup with the bat this year. The 39-year-old has been representing the West Indies team for close to 20 years now. Gayle was included in the home ODI series against India but he returned with scores of 4 and 11 respectively. Those failures did not stop Gayle from breaking records.
On Sunday, Gayle became the first player from Windies to feature in 300 ODI matches. Brian Lara’s ODI career came to an end at 299 appearances. Gayle went past Lara’s ODI appearances for the Windes during the rain-affected first ODI itself. Lara featured in four ODIs for ICC World XI back in 2005 while Gayle played in three such matches.
Later in the afternoon, the Universe Boss became the leading run-getter in the ODI format for the West Indies. After his dismissal on 11 in the 2nd ODI, Gayle now has 10408 runs in the ODI format and 10353 runs out of them for the Windies. Lara had 10348 runs in ODIs for his country and 57 more runs for the ICC World XI in 2005. Shivnarine Chanderpaul is 3rd on the list with 8778 runs and 268 appearances.
Most runs in ODI cricket for Windies:
Alongside the most number of matches and runs scored in this format for the West Indies, the veteran batsman holds quite a lot of records of the Caribbean team. Chris Gayle has scored 25 ODI centuries for them while no other player has even scored 20 tons. The opener is one of the two players to smash over 300 sixes in the ODI format. The next best from the Windies is Lara with 133 maximums to his name.
Chris Gayle registered a 215-run knock during the 2015 World Cup game against Zimbabwe. It was the first-ever double century in the history of World Cup and is still the only player to score an ODI 200 for the Windies. The domination in the country ODI records isn’t over yet for Henry Gayle as he has taken the most number of outfield catches by a Windies player in the 50-over format.
Most matches for Windies in ODI cricket:
(Stats as on August 12, 2019)
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