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Hard-hitting Twenty20 opener Chris Gayle wants to return to Test cricket and is currently holding talks with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to be included in any future Test team.

Jamaican Gayle, 36, a left-hander has played l03 Tests in his career but has not lived up in the longest format of the game in about two years.

He told reporters in India recently there is a possibility he could return and is in talks with the WICB.

Though Gayle has played in Tests, he has been a permanent fixture in the Twenty20 side and was at the forefront of the batting line-up that helped West Indies capture two of the last three ICC Twenty20 World Cups.

Gayle, who has played international cricket for the past 17 years, said West Indies had struggled with their concentration in Tests and as a result had become adept at the Twenty20 format where less concentration was required.

To be successful in Tests will actually take time, since it’s a rebuilding process,” he said.

Updated 3:05 am, July 10, 2018
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