Meranews, Johannesburg (South Africa): West Indies skipper Jason Holder said swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle is “good to go” for the third One-Day International (ODI) of the ongoing five-match series against England to be played in Bristol on Sunday.
Gayle tweaked his right hamstring during warm-up before the toss for Thursday’s second ODI in Nottingham, which was abandoned on account of rain. England lead the series 1-0.
“I think Chris is good to go... I think the last game was more precautionary than anything else. He seems to be raring to go,” Sport24 quoted Holder as saying at the County Ground on Saturday. “It’s good to have him back. We hope we can have him for the duration of the series.”
The left-handed Jamaican has amassed more than 9,000 runs in 265 ODI innings, including 22 hundreds.
Gayle, 38, showed glimpses of his renowned boundary-hitting ability as he scored 40 off 21 balls as the West Indies defeated England by 21 runs in the lone Twenty20 International fixture on 16 September, following that up with a rapid 37 in his team’s seven-wicket loss in the first ODI at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
“He definitely brings a lot to the team, a wealth of experience, and his record speaks for itself,” said Holder. (Input from ANI)