West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has showed that he’ll retire from One-day Internationals (ODIs) after the ICC Cricket Global Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales.
The 39-year-old, who’s 2nd at the checklist of Windies’ main ODI run-scorers in the back of Brian Lara, has been recalled to the ODI facet for the primary two fits of the five-game collection towards England, beginning on February 20.
Gayle has performed 284 ODIs since his debut in 1999 and is now simply 677 runs clear of turning into the Windies’ all-time absolute best ODI scorer, with Lara’s general status at 10,405.
“In 50-over cricket, without a doubt the Global Cup (is the top),” Gayle mentioned forward of the primary ODI at Kensington Oval.
“I’m having a look to attract the road there – or must I say lower the string – let the kids have some a laugh and I will sit down again within the birthday party stand and watch them.
“This can be a giant yr for me, to be fair. I’m hoping 2019 can end for me on a really perfect word.”
When requested if he used to be assured of marking his ODI swansong as a Global Cup winner, Gayle mentioned: “Completely, the kids owe it to me.
“They have got to do this for me and take a look at and get me the trophy. However I’ll be having a look to place my enter in as smartly.”
The ‘Universe Boss’ additionally expressed his hobby in enjoying within the ECB’s Hundred event, which can get started in 2020.
“Smartly, if I don’t get started it, it gained’t be a event,” he mentioned. “I suppose England must invite me over. Then I’ll explode the event and say ‘thanks guys; usher in a teen now’.
“I’ll set the rage for you prefer I did in all tournaments around the globe. Arms crossed, we’ll see what occurs.”
Gayle used to be a part of the Windies’ T20 Global Cup profitable facet in 2012 and 2016.
Windies will function in an ODI tri-series with Eire and Bangladesh in Would possibly sooner than they face Pakistan of their opening Global Cup fit on Would possibly 31.