Chris Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
West Indies’ superstar Chris Gayle has been named as Jason Holder’s deputy for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Chris Gayle last captained his national side in an ODI in June 2010. Chris Gayle’s career-best of 215 that came against Zimbabwe during the 2015 edition of the tournament is still the highest ODI score for West Indies as he is the most experienced player in the WI’s squad for World Cup 2019, with 10,151 runs in 289 One Day Internationals. The big hitting batsman is set tor retire from ODIs after the World Cup.
“It is always an honour to represent the West Indies in any format and this World Cup for me is special. As a senior player it is my responsibility to support the captain and everyone else in the team. This will probably be the biggest World Cup, so there will be great expectations and I know we will do very well for the people of the West Indies,” Said Opening batsman
after the announcement.
On the other hand Shai Hope has been appointed vice-captain for the ongoing tri-nation series involving Ireland and Bangladesh. Shai Hope said on his appointment as the vice-captain for West Indies: “It’s a tremendous honour to be appointed vice-captain for this series here in Ireland,” Hope said. “Ahead of this tournament I was asked to take on this role and I was happy to accept. Anything I’m asked to do for West Indies cricket I’m always happy and willing to put my hand up, so this is great.”
The tri-nation series is set to end on May 17 in Malahide before they make their way to England for the World Cup that begins a fortnight later. Their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign will start with a trip to Trentbridge to face Pakistan on May 31.