AUS vs WI ICC CWC 2019: Chris Gayle Says 'Need to Uplift West Indies to Glory Days', Shimron Hetmyer Calls 'Universe Boss' His Idol, Watch Video
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West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has said that he wants to "uplift the West Indies (cricket team) to its glory days" and expressed his desire to help the West Indies team reach the pinnacle of world cricket once again. The West Indies team, under the leadership of Clive Lloyd, won the first two Cricket World Cups in 1975 and 1979. However, after that, the West Indies reached the finals of the World Cup only once in 1983 and failed to lift the World Cup in any of the editions. Gayle in a video says that it's his dream to see the West Indies dominate world cricket again. Australia vs West Indies Live Cricket Score 10th ODI Match.

Gayle added that the youngsters in the team can help the resurgence of West Indies cricket. In the video, Shimron Hetmyer, one of the promising young talents in the team, calls Chris Gayle as his idol. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Shai Hope and Other Key Players in the West Indies Team for CWC.

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Chris Gayle, while playing Pakistan in West Indies first match of ICC CWC 2019, hit a fifty and three sixes in the game. He brought up the record of the most sixes by a player in the World Cups. Gayle has hit 40 maximums in the World Cups so far, more than any other player. Australia vs West Indies Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Match.

The West Indies got off to a triumphant start at the World Cup as they beat Pakistan by seven wickets. The West Indies are taking on Australia in their second match of the tournament at Southampton today, on Thursday. Needless to say, 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle will play a crucial role in the match against Australia.