BIG SIX STYLE

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle celebrates after scoring a triple century during Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle, Sri Lanka.
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Veteran West Indies opener, Chris Gayle is promising hitting big sixes at the World Cup next year and insists his explosive style has changed the one-day game.

Gayle is well known for that one-day feat appearing in Twenty20 games around the world and has scored more than 3,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL)- including hundreds of boundaries.

He hit 142 runs in a recent one-day international series against Bangladesh that the West Indies lost 2-1

Gayle told reporters that leading up to the 2019 World Cup and play in England that is the objective he wants to meet.

The hard-hitting Jamaican has equaled former Pakistan Shahid Afridi’s record of 476 sixes in all formats of the game during his 73-run knock in the third match against Bangladesh recently.

Gayle holds the Twenty20 record of 18 sixes in an innings during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) game last year and says his smash-the-ball style has changed the limited-overs game.

He is tipping names like Evin Lewis, his opening partner, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope to make an impact at the World Cup in England next year.

West Indies’ Evin Lewis plays a shot for six off the bowling of England’s Moeen Ali during the One Day International cricket match between England and the West Indies at the Oval cricket ground in London, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.
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