Veteran Chris Gayle is about for a frolic within the Lanka Premier League subsequent month, after being signed by Colombo Stars.
The 42-year-old left-hander joins the South African trio of Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis and Tabraiz Shamsi, together with the Pakistani star duo of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, because the excessive profile gamers introduced following Tuesday’s draft.
Chris Gayle will probably be considered one of 4 West Indies gamers on present with fast-bowling all-rounder Odean Smith turning out for Dambulla Giants, batsman Rovman Powell that includes for Kandy Warriors and 20-year-old quick bowler Jayden Seales doing battle for Jaffna Kings.
The event, which bowls off from December 4-23, runs parallel with West Indies’ white-ball tour of Pakistan from December 13-22.
Gayle endured a dreadful marketing campaign on the Twenty20 World Cup in United Arab Emirates, managing solely 45 runs from his 5 innings as West Indies misplaced 4 of their 5 group video games.
The Jamaican was picked within the 15-man T20 World Cup squad after averaging 17 from 16 T20 Internationals this 12 months and 18 in 9 innings within the Caribbean Premier League.
Regardless of his woes, Gayle stated final week he wouldn’t comply with all-rounder Dwayne Bravo’s lead in retiring from worldwide cricket simply but, as he hoped for a farewell earlier than his residence followers in Kingston.
Seales, in the meantime, will probably be getting his first style of worldwide T20 franchise cricket after making his debut for his native Trinbago Knight Riders in final 12 months’s CPL. Within the longest format, he has taken 16 wickets from 4 matches, after making his debut as a 19-year-old towards South Africa final June.
Smith was unfortunate to not make the lower for the T20 World Cup after an impressive haul of 18 wickets within the CPL.
Selectors cited health grounds for his exclusion.