Why Chris Gayle is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022 ?

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Why Chris Gayle is not playing ?
Why Chris Gayle is not playing ?

Chris Gayle T20 World Cup 2022 – The 2016 World T20 Champions West Indies announced their 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Nicholas Pooran has been appointed the skipper of the team. The Caribbean team have always been known for its world class T20 players. The team is blessed with the best T20 players of all time. However, a few big players in the T20 format have not been in the West Indies Squad for T20 World Cup 2022. The most surprising omission is of one of the best T20 batsman of all time Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle absence from T20 World Cup 2022 will be a huge set back for his fans. His fans want to know why Chris Gayle is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022?

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West Indies T20 World Cup 2022 Squad

West Indies T20 World Cup 2022 Squad
West Indies T20 World Cup 2022 Squad

Why Chris Gayle is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022 ?

Chris Gayle is not playing for West Indies in T20 World Cup 2022 because he didn’t get a place in the 15 member squad. The reason behind his non selection is that he is no more in the plans of West Indian selectors.

Chris Gayle T20 match for West Indies
Chris Gayle T20 match for West Indies

Gayle last appearance for West Indies in a T20 international came on 6 November 2021. It was against Australia in the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. He has not yet announced his retirement from international cricket but it is quite clear that it was his last match. In the match against Australia, Gayle walked off to a standing ovation from his teammates after he was clean bowled by Pat Cummins. He might get a farewell match so that he can retire in front of his home crowd in Jamaica.

Chris Gayle also did not participate in this season’s Caribbean Premier League. However, the reason behind it was that he already committed to The 6ixty, the brainchild of the CPL and Cricket West Indies. He was the ambassador for the event.

Chris Gayle T20 World Cup History

Chris Gayle T20 World Cup History
Chris Gayle T20 World Cup History

Chris Gayle has two T20 World Cup trophies in his name. He is arguably one of the greatest batsman in the history of T20 cricket. Gayle has scored 1899 runs in 79 T20Is with an average of 28.11 and strike rate of 137.31. His stats includes two centuries and 14 half-centuries. He has also 19 wickets to his name in the shortest format.

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