West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international cricket after this summer’s World Cup.
The left-hander, 39, has scored 9,727 ODI runs – second simplest to the legendary Brian Lara amongst West Indians – in 284 suits since his debut in 1999.
Gayle said: “I’m making an are attempting to device the street – or must nonetheless I declare cut the string – let the children savor some fun and I’m in a position to nonetheless down within the catch together stand.”
The World Cup will be held in England and Wales from 30 Might well well to 14 July.
Gayle is within the West Indies squad to face England in a five-match one-day sequence beginning on Wednesday in Barbados.
Asked if he’ll also cease his ODI career as a World Cup winner, he said: “Completely, the children owe it to me.
“They savor to attain that for me and occupy stop a peek at and catch me the trophy. Nonetheless I bound to be making an are attempting to position my enter in to boot.”
“It is a long way a noteworthy 365 days for me. I’m hoping 2019 can cease for me on a gargantuan hide.”
Gayle has made 23 ODI centuries, and his 215 in opposition to Zimbabwe in 2015 is the fourth-most realistic possible obtain in historic past. He’s one in all simplest six males to savor scored an ODI double hundred.
A factor-fracture day-spinner, he has also taken 165 ODI wickets at 35.33 apiece.
He used to be piece of the West Indies group that gained the Champions Trophy in England in 2004.
Gayle has played 103 Tests for West Indies, however in fresh years has taking into account small-overs suits, every internationally and in home Twenty20 competitions.
He’s going to proceed to be readily available for T20s, and he said is is eager to play within the England and Wales Cricket Board’s inaugural 100-ball competition in 2020.
“I assume England must nonetheless invite me over. Then I bound to explode the match and declare ‘thanks guys; announce in a teen now’,” he said.
“I bound to identify the vogue for you like I did in all tournaments spherical the arena. Fingers crossed, we’ll stumble on what happens.”