Gayle named vice-captain for World Cup
Windies opener Chris Gayle will be the deputy of Jason Holder for the upcoming World Cup in England.
Time changes with the blink of an eye and the situation of dynamic opener Chris Gayle say it all. Even a year before, Gayle’s participation in the upcoming World Cup was uncertain, but a drastic change and a tremendous performance in the last home series against England has changed it all.
After being appointed as the vice-captain, the dynamic opener said –
“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.”
Meanwhile, Windies batsman Shai Hope also expressed his excitement as he is currently the vice-captain in the ongoing tri-nation series in Ireland.
“It’s a tremendous honour to be appointed vice-captain for this series here in Ireland. 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.”
Gayle couldn’t participate in the tri-nation series because he is still in India where he played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).