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Chris Gayle likely to feature in Zimbabwe Tests

The left-hander also mentioned that he deserves to play based on what he has done for West Indies in the past.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Patrick Eagar Collection via Getty Images)

West Indies opener Chris Gayle is likely to make a sensational return to the longest format of the game i.e Test cricket. West Indies is scheduled to tour Zimbabwe for two match Test series in October. The left hander has not played a Test since September 2014 for West Indies.

The Caribbean cricket is slowly and steadily coming back to its normalcy as Gayle and Marlon Samuels returned to the ODI squad for the series against England. Also, Windies defeated the English team in the second Test match of the ongoing three-match series and surprised everyone. The return of the Universal Boss to the longest format will complete his return to the International cricket across all formats.

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I am still looking forward to playing Test match

In an interview with former England cricketer Michael Vaughan, the swashbuckling batsman made it clear that he would love to return to Test cricket even if it is his farewell match. Chris is known to be a massive crowd puller and features in all the T20 leagues across the world.

“Just for me to say, when I am ready,” he said when asked about his return to Test cricket. “Even if it’s a farewell Test match, as I’ve mentioned in previous interviews, yeah, even if it’s a farewell match,” the Jamaican continued.

The left-hander also mentioned that he deserves to play based on what he has done for West Indies in the past. “If I can’t manage it, so be it. I am looking forward to playing a Test match. I don’t want to walk away and just retire like that from Test cricket and I really actually deserve that based on what I’ve actually done over the last couple of years. As long the body allows me, I will play,” he concluded.

Chris Gayle is set to leave for England after the conclusion of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League on September 10. He is the captain of the franchise St. Kitts Nevis and Patriots and has already qualified for the playoffs.

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