Chris Gayle returns to the West Indies fold aged 41 after an 18-month absence

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Chris Gayle returns to the West Indies fold aged FORTY-ONE following an 18-month absence because the batsman is chosen for the upcoming T20 and ODI sequence towards Sri Lanka

  • Chris Gayle final represented the West Indies towards India in August 2019
  • Gayle had mentioned that one-day worldwide sequence could be his final
  • Nevertheless, he confirmed his intent to return within the Indian Premier League in 2020
  • Gayle has one eye on the defence of West Indies’ World T20 title later this 12 months
  • Fidel Edwards, 39, can also be within the West Indies squad for the primary time since 2012 

Chris Gayle has returned to the West Indies facet after coach Phil Simmons named his squad for the upcoming T20i and one-day worldwide sequence towards Sri Lanka. 

Gayle, who turned 41 final September, has not competed within the shortest type of the sport internationally since going through England in March 2019 and final performed a one-day worldwide towards India in August that 12 months. 

After the three-match T20i sequence in Coolidge between March 3 and seven, the pair will battle it out in three one-day internationals happening between March 10 and 14 in North Sound.  

Chris Gayle returns to the West Indies squad against Sri Lanka after an 18-month absence

Chris Gayle returns to the West Indies squad towards Sri Lanka after an 18-month absence

Gayle had mentioned at one stage that the 2019 India sequence – through which he surpassed Brian Lara’s ODI runs file for the Windies – could be his final. 

Nevertheless, after suggesting through the 2020 Bangladesh Premier League that he may play till he was 45, Gayle signalled that he was severe by placing in a number of eye-catching shows for Kings XI Punjab within the IPL – together with two half-centuries towards Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders – to assist them string collectively 5 straight wins. 

After taking part in two matches for the Quetta Gladiators within the Pakistan Tremendous League, Gayle proved his health to safe his inclusion within the 14-man squad and has one eye on serving to the West Indies defend their World T20 title in India in October – when he will probably be 42.

Fidel Edwards will appear in a Windies jersey for the first time since 2012 alongside Gayle

Fidel Edwards will seem in a Windies jersey for the primary time since 2012 alongside Gayle

In addition to surpassing one among Lara’s marks, Gayle holds quite a few information in all three types of the sport. 

He’s the primary batsman to attain a century in all codecs of worldwide cricket, has hit probably the most centuries by a West Indian (25) and has probably the most sixes in worldwide cricket (534). 

He will probably be joined within the West Indies squad by Fidel Edwards, who final donned the worldwide jersey in a Take a look at match towards Bangladesh in late November 2012.