The dashing left hander from Jamaica will undergo treatment for his back injury. He will soon be leaving for Germany in order to be fully fit for the upcoming series against New Zealand which starts from June 8. If Gayle plays this game, it will be his 100th Test Match.
According to Chris Gayle, he picked up this injury towards the end of the T20 World Cup 2014 and had a problem in bending the back . It was quite evident from his fileding and his running between the wickets , which seemed to be worse from bad. He adds that initially, he thought that the injury is a light one but after he went to Dubai to play the IPL, he started facing problems. He missed the initial games for RCB but then came back into the team and rested only for the last encounter against Chennai Super Kings. Gayle however had a rough IPL season this year, considering what now is expected of him.
Gayle has been named in the 15 member squad that will take part in the preparatory camp from June 1 , along with Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo, for their series against New Zealand. Dwayne Bravo also faced an injury issue and missed the rest of the IPL7.
Chris Gayle relished his moments for West Indies and considers himself lucky to be all set to play his 100th Test for the West Indies . He , though feels that he should have achieved this earlier but the injuries delayed it. The fact that this series in Carribean countries excites him more.
West Indies training squad: Denesh Ramdin (captain), Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shiv Chanderpaul, Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Shane Shillingford, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.