Cricket Current Affairs - 2019
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West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has announced his retirement from the ODI format after the 2019 World Cup.
About Chris Gayle
- Chris Gayle has played 284 ODIs in his 19-year long career. He has scored 9,727 runs at an average of 37.12.
- He has scored 49 fifties and 23 centuries at a strike rate of 85.52.
- The explosive batsman is the second-leading ODI run scorer just behind the legendary Brian Lara.
- He holds the record for most centuries (23) by a West Indian in the ODI format.
- He is the only West Indian player to score a double ton and the first to score at a World Cup
- Gayle has been included in the team for the up-coming ODI Series against England. Last time he featured in the national team was in July 2018 against Bangladesh.
About ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International cricket. The tournament is held every four years and is organized by the International Cricket Council or the ICC. The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be the 12th edition and is scheduled to be held in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019. The last World Cup was held in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Australia is the defending Champion of the trophy.
Fast Bowler Mohammed Shami has become the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in One-day Internationals. Mohammed Shami achieved this feat in his 56th ODI game. Mohammed Shami’s wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill.
Before Mohammed Shami, the record was held by Iran Pathan who had reached the 100-wicket mark in 59 ODIs. Other Indians in the list of fastest Indians to reach 100 ODI wickets are Zaheer Khan (65 matches), Ajit Agarkar (67) and Javagal Srinath (68).
Mohammed Shami, a reverse swing specialist made his first-class debut in 2010 against Assam. He was selected for the West Indies tour of India A squad in 2012
Mohammed Shami made his ODI debut against Pakistan in January 2013 and Test debut against West Indies in November 2013.