Veteran batsman Chris Gayle has been named as the new West Indies Vice-Captain for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be hosted by England and Wales from May 30, 2019.
1. He has scored 10, 151 runs in 289 ODIs with the highest score of 215 against Zimbabwe during the 2015 edition of the World Cup.
2. West Indies will open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on May 31, 2019.
3. The upcoming Cricket World Cup would be Chris Gayle’s last 50-over tournament, as he announced in February 2019 that he would be retiring from the format after the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
4. Gayle, the Caribbean side’s most experienced member, will serve as a deputy to captain Jason Holder.
The 39-year-old has captained his side previously in 90 matches across the three formats between 2007 and 2010. Overall, he has represented the West Indies in 103 Tests, 289 ODIs and 58 Twenty20 Internationals, scoring 18,992 international runs.