Chris Gayle at 300 ODIs: A Look at His Recent Numbers
A convincing 59-run victory in the second ODI and Virat Kohli’s men will be looking to seal the three-match series against the West Indies on Wednesday at the Queen's Park Oval.
The match on Wednesday night, could, may well, be Chris Gayle’s career’s final international outing since the cricketer had earlier declared he would announce his retirement after playing the Test series. However, after being left out of the squad for the upcoming two-match series, all eyes will be on the 39-year-old who played his 300th ODI match on Sunday night.
Here’s a look at some of his recent numbers.
Number of ODIs played by him to become the first West Indian batsman to achieve the distinction, bettering the 299 by Brian Lara.
Strike rate registered by Chris Gayle while scoring 15 runs in two innings at an average of 7.50 in the present series – his second worst in a bilateral series (minimum two matches) – his worst being 23.33 while aggregating 7 (ave. 3.50) in two innings against Bangladesh in 2004.
Run-aggregate at an average of 37.70 in 300 matches accomplished by him – the highest by a West Indian batsman in ODIs, bettering Brian Lara's tally of 10405 (ave 40.48) in 299 matches.
Runs' tally achieved by him at an average of 30.25 in 35 matches in the World Cup – the second highest by a West Indian batsman behind Brian Lara's 1225 at an average of 42.24 in 34 matches.
Average recorded by him while aggregating 242 in eight innings, including two fifties in the 2019 World Cup – his second worst performance in a WC competition. In the 2006-07 WC, he had scored 228 in nine innings at an average of 25.33.
He remains the only West Indian batsman to post centuries in all three formats in international cricket – Tests/ODIs/T20Is.
Number of sixes hit by him in 293 innings – the second highest tally by a batsman in ODIs behind Pakistan's Shahid Afridi's 351 in 369 innings.
Number of centuries registered by him - the most by a West Indian batsman.
Run-aggregate at an average of 79.00 in eight innings in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2006-07 - his best performance in terms of runs' tally in ODIs.
Number of centuries posted by him in a series/competition - vs India in 2002-03 and in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2006-07.
Twice in his career, he has managed 1,000 runs or more in a calendar year - 1217 (ave 41.96) including four centuries and four fifties, in 32 matches in 2006 and 1097 (ave 49.86), including three hundreds and seven fifties, in 23 matches in 2002.
His average in a winning cause - the aggregate being 5265, including 14 centuries and 30 fifties, in 118 innings.
Runs' tally achieved by him at an average of 52.73, including three hundreds, in 17 innings - the most by a West Indian batsman in the ICC Champions Trophy.
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