Chris Gayle has been named the vice-captain of the West Indies cricket team for the upcoming 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 6, 2019
The 39-year old brings immense experience to the Caribbean think tank as the deputy to skipper Jason Holder.
This move follows a continuous overhaul of the West Indies team management after appointing a new board president, a new head coach, and a new mentor for the World Cup squad.
Chris Gayle, who would be playing in his last World Cup promised that he would be giving everything for the team.
He said “It is always an honor 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.”
When we take a look at the West Indies squad, it can be argued that there could not have been a better deputy for Holder, as Gayle is immensely experienced and can help the likes of Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran in analyzing a match situation better.
Gayle is missing from the ongoing tri-series in Ireland as he is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for the Kings XI Punjab franchise.