Gayle played an instrumental role in helping the West Indies secure a rare series win
West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has had an extremely impressive return after being left out of the team for over a year, however he doesn’t attribute the recent series win against New Zealand to himself, but instead gave credit to all his team-mates for their effort.
“When you look at the last home series against Australia, I wasn’t here, other guys got runs, Pollard got a hundred and others did well,” Gayle said when recalling the thrilling draw in the ODI series between the two nations.
Since the West Indies recorded a rare series win, Gayle believes all the team members are fired up.
“The guys waiting are hungry and we are all capable of doing the job. It’s not about one individual making the team win, yes, I have been getting runs, but we have others in the team who can do the job. Guys are looking to step up and do what is required for the team,” Gayle added.
However, New Zealand bowler Nathan McCullum still feels that Gayle is the biggest threat in the West Indies team by far.
“At the end of the day we’ve just got to get him (Gayle) out, we’ve got some plans in place that we’re pretty sure are going to work. Let’s hope they do, but we’re determined to take his wicket and get them under pressure at the top of the order,” McCullum said.
Gayle believes that his team now have a great chance of becoming a real threat to a lot of the top ranked teams in the game.
“We have a good rhythm, we have a good thing going. We have a strong allround team and we have executed our plans well, if we are the better team, then we should be able to go out and beat them and that’s what we will be looking to do again,” Gayle said.