NEW DELHI: Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is certain he will at present be hitting sixes at the World Cup one year from now and demands his dangerous style has changed the ODI diversion.
Gayle is an outstanding ODI soldier of fortune showing up in T20 occasions far and wide and has scored in excess of 3,000 keeps running in the Indian Premier League – including many limits. He hit 142 keeps running in an ongoing one-day worldwide arrangement against Bangladesh that the West Indies lost 2-1.
The hazardous left-hander will be 39 in September in any case and his regularly rough association with the West Indies Cricket Board has driven faultfinders to foresee the finish of his worldwide vocation. He opposes this idea.
“Paving the way to the 2019 World Cup and play in England, that is the target to meet,” Gayle told journalists in New Delhi on Friday. “We will have an exchange with the selectors, skipper and mentor and perceive how we go about it,” the batsman included.
Gayle equalled previous Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi’s record of 476 sixes in all arrangements amid his 73-run thump in the third match against Bangladesh this week.
He additionally holds the T20 record of 18 sixes of every an innings amid a Bangladesh Premier League amusement a year ago and says his crush the-ball style has changed the constrained overs diversion.
“I think you need to say thanks to Mr Gayle for doing that. He is the man who made those things conceivable,” said Gayle – the self-broadcasted ‘Universe-Boss’ on Twitter.
“In general everything has changed, Test cricket has changed. It’s additionally engaging for individuals who come to watch the diversion.”
Be that as it may, his run-scoring tricks have not really helped West Indies as of late.
West Indies overwhelmed world cricket in the 80s however are presently positioned seventh in T20s, ninth in ODI and eighth in Test matches.
“Things won’t simply occur without any forethought. Ability is there however consistency isn’t there. Players need to go out there and have the self-conviction to win arrangement and not simply win an erratic amusement,” he said.
“Start rewards arrangement. It’s a long procedure. We unquestionably have a splendid future with part of adolescents coming in,” he opined.
Gayle is tipping names like Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope to have an effect at the World Cup in England one year from now.
Gayle likewise hailed his previous Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL colleague Virat Kohli for his dirty 149 that lifted India against England in the primary Test.
Kohli resisted pundits and hauled India from an unstable 100-5 to 274 in light of England’s 287 in the main innings.
“It was an incredible innings and a commander’s thump. He [Kohli] changes over a considerable measure of those half-hundreds of years into hundreds which is great,” underlined Gayle.
“From the chief’s perspective he helps his players up to have that self-conviction to go there and win recreations.
“The manner in which he batted with the tailenders, you can see the folks were extremely decided. As a result of his essence they play with an ever increasing number of guts and assurance.”