West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has showed that he’s going to retire from One-day Internationals (ODIs) after the ICC Cricket International Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales.
The 39-year-old, who’s 2nd at the listing of Windies’ main ODI run-scorers at the back of Brian Lara, has been recalled to the ODI aspect for the primary two suits of the five-game collection towards England, beginning on February 20.
Gayle has performed 284 ODIs since his debut in 1999 and is now simply 677 runs clear of turning into the Windies’ all-time best possible ODI scorer, with Lara’s overall status at 10,405.
“In 50-over cricket, without a doubt the International Cup (is the top),” Gayle mentioned forward of the primary ODI at Kensington Oval.
“I’m having a look to attract the road there – or must I say lower the string – let the kids have some a laugh and I will be able to take a seat again within the birthday party stand and watch them.
“This can be a large 12 months for me, to be truthful. I’m hoping 2019 can end for me on an ideal notice.”
When requested if he was once assured of marking his ODI swansong as a International Cup winner, Gayle mentioned: “Completely, the kids owe it to me.
“They have got to try this for me and take a look at and get me the trophy. However I’ll be having a look to place my enter in as smartly.”
The ‘Universe Boss’ additionally expressed his pastime in enjoying within the ECB’s Hundred match, which is able to get started in 2020.
“Smartly, if I don’t get started it, it gained’t be a match,” he mentioned. “I assume England must invite me over. Then I’ll explode the match and say ‘thanks guys; usher in a young person now’.
“I’ll set the fashion for you favor I did in all tournaments all over the world. Palms crossed, we’ll see what occurs.”
Gayle was once a part of the Windies’ T20 International Cup successful aspect in 2012 and 2016.
Windies will function in an ODI tri-series with Eire and Bangladesh in Would possibly sooner than they face Pakistan of their opening International Cup fit on Would possibly 31.
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