Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle is carefree he can lapse to Test cricket subsequent year though pronounced he was simply not fit adequate to take partial in a ongoing array opposite Australia.
The bomb opener arrived in Australia to play in a domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League a few days after a struggling West Indies group were beaten by an innings and 212 runs in a initial Test in Hobart.
That Gayle and other heading West Indies players such as Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell and Samuel Badree are personification Twenty20 while West Indies’ Test repute is holding such a battering is a matter of some debate Down Under.
“Gayle Farce, a Windies saviour flies in … to squeeze a Big Bash cash,” review a backpage title on Sydney’s renouned Daily Telegraph journal on Tuesday.
Gayle, who scored a final of his 7,214 Test runs for West Indies opposite Bangladesh in Sep 2014, pronounced his new behind damage meant it was too early for him to be personification a longest form of a game.
“There’s no approach we could have indeed been partial of that Test team, I’m only entrance behind from injury,” a 36-year-old, who done his quip from damage in Bangladesh’s Twenty20 league, told reporters in Melbourne.
“I haven’t late from a game. Next year hopefully Test cricket is on a agenda.
“I haven’t batted for such a prolonged time. we scored 92 in a diversion and a subsequent day felt like I’d been strike by a bus,” he added.
“The physique will indeed take time to build adult gradually.”
Gayle pronounced it would take time for a fresh West Indies patrol led by Jason Holder to find their feet in Test cricket though he hoped they competence open a warn in a final dual Tests of a array in Melbourne and Sydney.
“It won’t occur overnight,” he said.
“It kind of reminded me how we used to be widespread opposite Australia and it’s clamp versa now. Fingers crossed they can indeed spin a tables.”