We Can Do Some Damage in the 2019 World Cup, Says Chris Gayle

We Can Do Some Damage in the 2019 World Cup, Says Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, Jasprit Bumrah, ICC World Cup 2019
Gayle ready for India clash. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

As a critic, one would think plenty of times about loathing Windies players. In the Twenty20 cricket, the Caribbean stars have dictated the terms from Chris Gayle to Andre Russell. The veteran Gayle, who’s the part of the World Cup 2019, is adamant in his approach. Also, Gayle has become the first player to struck 300-plus sixes in the IPL history.

The 39-year-old Jamaican star Gayle has been middling the ball well in this IPL season

However, he recently revealed that he would be part of the Windies World Cup campaign. On Wednesday night, Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) selectors have named him in the 15-man squad for the twelfth edition of the World Cup.

Chris Gayle, 2019 World Cup, Windies
Gayle is a pure entertainer. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Currently, Gayle is representing Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the ongoing IPL 2019. He has accumulated 444 runs in 10 matches which included unbeaten 99. He has scored at the strike-rate of 49.33.

The southpaw is hopeful to some damage to the opposition at the ICC World Cup 2019.

The much-awaited tourney will commence from May 20 at the Kennington Oval in London.

“I will definitely be a part of the West Indies side of the World Cup. I will be fit and ready and really looking forward to it. A lot of talks have been around that teams should be wary of the West Indies based on what has actually happened in the ODI series vs England at home. I am sure we can do some damage in the World Cup,” Gayle told India Today.

Furthermore, he stated that there is no need to fear him. Over and over again, the Universe Boss has the knack of hitting big sixes. He boasts that he’s improving with age.

“Maybe I am getting better with age. One of my best ODI performances came against England. Maybe I am beginning to peak at 39,” Gayle said.

Beating Chris Gayle is a challenge:

Chris Gayle, Windies, 2019 World Cup
Gayle to play his final ODI World Cup. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In-form Gayle has been in some business who has further has been destructive with his batting approach. More often than not, opponents are scared of what Gayle brings to the table. But Gayle reiterated he is a normal human and it takes bowler a single ball to dismiss him.

“Nothing new for everyone to fear me. But hey, I am not scary okay? So there’s no need to fear the Universe Boss. I am normal like everyone else. I may hit a few sixes more than anyone else but at the same time, it takes only 1 ball to get Universe Boss out,” Gayle added.

With the Windies kicking off their World Cup campaign against Pakistan at Sophia Gardens on May 31st, Gayle is hopeful of doing well. He conceded the ODI showpiece is a massive thing for the cricket globe and players are vying to give the best shot.

“The World Cup is a big thing for the entire world to see their own nations do well in the World Cup and I am looking forward to it as well,” Gayle inferred.

As Gayle is expected to feature in his last quadrennial event, he is keen to live up to the expectations in the United Kingdom.


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Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor