West Indies’ destructive opener Chris Gayle has been appointed as the deputy of Jason Holder for upcoming cricket world cup 2019 in England & Wales. The left-handed opening batsmen captained Caribbean team last time in 2010 and now he is appointed as vice-captain of national team for CWC19.
“It is always an honour to represent the West Indies in any format and this World Cup for me is special. As a senior player it is my responsibility to support the captain and everyone else in the team. This will probably be the biggest World Cup, so there will be great expectations and I know we will do very well for the people of the West Indies,” Gayle said after his appointment.
Chris Gayle has played 289 One-Day Internationals till date in which he’s scored 10,151 runs. The forthcoming ICC World Cup will be last ODI tournament for Gayle and it will be interesting to see how he’ll play. Eventually he is in tremendous form which he showed against England recently and in Indian Premier League, he’s fantastic as well for Kings XI Punjab.
West Indies team to play their first game of 2019 world cup against Pakistan on 31st May.
West Indies Squad cwc19
Jason Holder (Captain), Ashley Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Shai Hope, Oshane Thomas, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite.