Making it to 2019 World Cup our first aim, says Chris Gayle


Bengaluru: T20 cricket challenger, Chris Gayle cross the world and not miss a possibility to remind people that he is the ‘universe boss’. The opening batsman – who previous played in India for West Indies throughout the T20 World Cup previous year, was part of winning team next to India in T20 previous week.

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In the events the 37-year-old Gayle stated, “It was an incredible feeling wearing the maroon before the home crowd. I didn’t understand at the time that how much I was out. The fans were happy to see me back on the field on West Indies side. Ideally, things can improve and I can play more games. The players and WICB over the qualification criteria for national groups – obligatory participation in residential restricted overs competitions – is by all accounts nearing an end, the towering Jamaican trusts things are turning upward.

“I can’t dive into particular points of interest. Just from the little I’ve encountered since returning, there are still talks to be finished. From an individual perspective, it’s sure. That is the fortunate thing about it. We’ve to simply hope to bear on from here.”

Having neglected to make the cut for the Champions Trophy, West Indies hit another low when they were beaten by Afghanistan in an ODI at home a month ago. Gayle trust the newcomers are the future and the requirement for the hour is aggregate exertion pointed first at meeting all requirements for the 2019 World Cup. “It is a youthful group and they are what’s to come.

With our experience, we (seniors) will attempt and offer as much as we can before we go. 2019 (World Cup) is practically around the bend. We would prefer not to pass up a major opportunity like what occurred at the Champions Trophy.

We will make a decent attempt and everybody can work on the whole to ensure we’re a piece of the World Cup.” In the present situation, the Windies voyage through England one month from now picks up importance.

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Solicited on the accessibility from senior players for the visit, which incorporates three Test coordinates, a solitary T20 and 5 ODIs, the previous captain clarified, “That is what is quite discourse (at the present time). It’s for them (WICB) to make it formal so we comprehend what will be what. When we are guided with the tenets, in the event that it will change completely, we’ll know how to take things further.”