CHRIS GAYLE

  • Somerset sign show-stopper Chris Gayle for T20 Blast March 23, 2015

    Somerset have pulled off a coup by signing all-action West Indies batsman Chris Gayle for this year's domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Monday. The explosive 35-year-old opener will join Somerset in late May, depending on how long his involvement in the Indian Premier League lasts, and will...
  • World Cup 2015: Batsmen scaling new heights and it's good for the game March 23, 2015

    To start with, I would like to congratulate Martin Guptill for a magnificent innings. Such a knock in a quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup deserves a lot of credit. He was dropped early in his innings, when on four, but he did not look back after that. And...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem March 22, 2015

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Not retiring from any format, says Chris Gayle March 21, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Saturday made it clear that he is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of upcoming Test series against England. "I'm actually out of the Test series, the back won't hold up for that...
  • World Cup: New Zealand victory march rolls over West Indies to enter semis March 21, 2015

    The name Martin is synonymous with New Zealand cricket in general, and batting excellence in particular, and the man who made it so, Crowe, would not have begrudged the fact that it was another who caused the name to ring around Wellington's Cake Tin with the kind of exuberant reverence...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, semi-finals March 21, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) A much-anticipated pulsating battle between New Zealand's bowlers and two-time champions West Indies' big hitters may well decide the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup. Co-hosts New Zealand are high on confidence after romping into the knock-out stage with an all-win record in...
  • World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle trains for first time ahead of quarter-final March 20, 2015

    Chris Gayle continued to dominate the build-up to the World Cup quarter-final between New Zealand and West Indies when captain Jason Holder said a decision on his fitness would be delayed until Saturday. The opening batsman's lingering back injury flared up in the latter stages of the first round, forcing him...
  • World Cup: Gayle a definite starter for quarterfinal, says Darren Sammy March 18, 2015

    West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy says the team's injured leading batsman, Chris Gayle, will be ready to play the World Cup quarterfinal against New Zealand on Saturday despite not training with his teammates on Wednesday. Gayle missed the West Indies' final pool match against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and...
  • World Cup 2015: Michael Holding unhappy with West Indies attitude March 16, 2015

    West Indies will be hoping that Chris Gayle will be fit for the quarter-finals, and his battle against Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be an interesting contest, said Michael Holding. ...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies confident of Gayle's fitness for NZ clash March 16, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies believe Chris Gayle will have a major impact on Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand even if he's only half fit. Gayle missed Sunday's six-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in Napier, which secured the West Indies' place in the last eight, after failing to...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs UAE, World Cup 2015, Match 41 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. West Indies are expected to unleash...
  • World Cup Scenarios: West Indies, Pakistan on the edge in last two pool games March 14, 2015

    The World Cup enters its final day of pool games with former champions Pakistan and West Indies facing either early flights home or a last-gasp places in the quarter-finals. Six of the eight quarter-finalists are already known - New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Pool A and defending champions...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies to face UAE in a must-win game in Napier March 14, 2015

    It's math camp. On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. In the middle of it all are United Arab Emirates, with...
  • World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle doubtful for West Indies' do-or-die clash March 12, 2015

    Napier: Chris Gayle is a doubt for the West Indies do-or-die World Cup duel against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday after struggling with a back injury. The veteran opener did not train with the rest of the squad at Napier's McLean Park on Wednesday, remaining at the team hotel...
  • Can West Indies end India's winning run at the World Cup 2015? March 6, 2015

    This is India's final match in the group against a Test playing nation and a win will in all certainty seal a top placed finish in group B. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle hints at retirement from Test cricket March 5, 2015

    Perth: West Indies opener Chris Gayle has hinted at the possibility of retiring from Test cricket if his recurring back problem cannot cope with a tight international schedule. Gayle said he plans to assess his future after the World Cup when he meets with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) officials. However,...
  • World Cup: A foot in the quarters, India eye West Indies kill March 5, 2015

    The build-up to India vs West Indies Pool B battle on Friday has been far from ideal. An unwanted fall out between Virat Kohli and an Indian journalist has shifted focus away from the battle on the field. Hopefully, the face-off has ended with BCCI stepping in to officially warn Kohli...
  • World Cup: India vs West Indies - battles within the battle March 5, 2015

    Two-time champions will meet two-time champions at the ICC World Cup on Friday - a status West Indies have had since 1979 but India have never played with those credentials against the once invisible Caribbean team. India, with a foot inside the quarter-finals after 3/3 wins, will be the more...
  • It's 4-3 to India against West Indies in World Cups March 5, 2015

    On Friday at Perth, India will step onto the WACA ground with credentials they never had while facing the West Indies in an ODI. The Windies, since 1983, have played India as two-time winners of the World Cup. On Friday, scales will be in the balance on the Cup battlefield....
  • World Cup: Can't do much when Gayle or De Villiers are in form: Dhoni March 4, 2015

    Perth: There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday. South African captain De...
  • ICC World Cup: Will Dhoni throw the Ashwin challenge at Gayle? March 3, 2015

    The media may be peeved at MS Dhoni the late-comer, but he's making all the right moves on the turf that matters. Three wins in three matches, and India's World Cup defence well on its way. India stayed in Perth after having UAE for an evening snack, awaiting West Indies, who...
  • Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and the Calypso music in Australia March 2, 2015

    Chris Gayle and Andre Russell put on their dancing shoes as they perform for their fans in Perth in front of a fairly large gathering. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans enjoy Gayle and De Villiers, not the bowlers March 2, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The on-going World Cup is a true testimony of the fact that people come in large numbers...
  • ICC World Cup, Week 2: Gayle, De Villiers steal the thunder February 28, 2015

    Not that the World Cup was bereft of runs in week one, but Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers chose to write 'BOWLERS BEWARE' in all caps and bold. While West Indies provided the Cup its first ever double centurion, South Africa got over the 'choking' sensation in signature AB...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 19 February 27, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last...
  • World Cup: Chris Gayle backs out of training but no problem, says West Indies February 26, 2015

    Sydney: West Indies captain Jason Holder on Thursday played down Chris Gayle's absence from training on the eve of the team's crunch World Cup Pool B match with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle, who has a chronic back complaint, hit the highest-ever individual World Cup score of 215,...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa need to conquer jitters in West Indies clash February 26, 2015

    Sydney: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last 18 matches. The only loss came at Port Elizabeth, in a...
  • World Cup 2015: Can India take on Chris Gayle? February 25, 2015

    Gayle became the first batsman to score a double century in a World Cup innings when he reached the landmark against Zimbabwe in a Pool B clash on Tuesday....