CPL 2019: Why Chris Gayle is the Greatest T20 Batsman Of All Time

The Caribbean Premier League 2019 is greater than midway via the group levels, and now we have already had among the finest T20 matches of the 12 months. Some excellent cricket has been performed already – Carlos Brathwaite’s St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots have been a revelation thus far, successful three out of their 7 T20 video games, however chasing 200+ scores sensationally in two of them and tying one (successful on an eliminator) in opposition to the favorites Trinbago Knight Riders. The factors desk has been busy.

One of the scores the Patriots chased down was the second-highest T20 chase of all time – 242 – in opposition to the Jamaica Tallawahs. The Tallawahs’ 241 was scored on the again of a Chris Gayle century. A Chris Gayle century is a quite common phenomenon in T20 cricket. 2019 is meant to be his farewell season, however the Jamaican left-hander has proven no indicators of slowing down regardless of a middling World Cup marketing campaign. He is a “T20 mercenary” in the most effective sense doable. He hasn’t been at his finest in IPL cricket for just a few years, however that doesn’t change his legacy.

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Here’s a take a look at his superb T20 profession in statistics:

– Chris Gayle’s 116 was the 39-year-old’s 22nd T20 century of a glittering profession. This is by far the best within the format. To put issues into perspective, the second highest variety of T20 centuries (throughout franchise and worldwide cricket) is Brendon McCullum’s 7.

– 15 out of his 22 T20 centuries have been not out.

– He has performed a file 389 T20 matches for 21 completely different T20 groups throughout the globe. Chris Gayle is the one batsman on this format with over 13000 runs.

– Gayle has scored solely 2 T20 worldwide a whole lot for West Indies in 58 video games. But he’s the one batsman to attain two World T20 centuries. The different 20 centuries are in home franchise cricket. His 958 sixes is a world file too.

– Gayle holds the file for highest variety of runs (2255) within the Caribbean Premier League. He additionally has scored the utmost IPL centuries (6). He averages 41.9 in IPL and 43 in CPL.

– Gayle’s common in T20 cricket is a shocking 39, which is greater than his common in ODI cricket.

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– Gayle is the one batsman ever to attain a triple century in Test cricket together with a double century in ODI cricket and a century in T20I cricket.

– Gayle’s most unsuccessful league stays the PSL, the place he averaged solely 18 over two seasons.

– Gayle’s 175* in IPL 2012 stays the best ever T20 rating by a participant.

– Gayle turned the first-ever cricketer to attain a century in all codecs of the sport. His World T20 century in 2007 made him the primary to attain a T20I century.

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