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Quiz! Name the playing XIs in Chris Gayle’s first ODI in 1999

Gayle ODI
by Wisden Staff 4 minute play

After two decades of international cricket and 462 matches across formats, Chris Gayle is still far from done. Part of West Indies’s T20I squad for their upcoming series against Sri Lanka, Gayle now enters his 23rd international year as an active cricketer.

Perhaps, it is a good time to go back in time and recall the playing XI from his first ODI, against India on September 11, 1999, in Toronto. He had a rather forgettable debut, scoring 1 off 8 and sending down six wicketless overs, but continued to play the format for the next 20 years, until his last ODI in 2019.

We have mentioned the roles of each player in the game. You have four minutes.


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