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Christopher Henry Gayle

With the combination of his batting and bowling skills, Gayle has become an excellent all-rounder for West Indies.
PTI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2006 06:17 PM IST
 Date of Birth: 21 September 1979, Kingston, Jamaica
 Test Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Port-of-Spain in 1999/00
 ODI Debut: Against India at Toronto in 1999
 Bats: Left Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Off Break
 

Ever since the retirement of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, the West Indies have been searching for a top-class opening pair, which was partially answered by the addition of Gayle into the side.

After a slow start to his career Gayle blossomed in 2002, ending the year with three centuries against India in November.

Tall and imposing at the crease, Gayle is a clinical and brutal striker of the ball who trades heavily in boundaries, particularly strong driving through both point and cover.

Gayle also provides his team with an extra bowling option, posing a threat to the opposition with his off-breaks.

With the combination of his batting and bowling skills, Gayle has become an excellent all-rounder for West Indies.

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