|DOB||21 September 1979|
Chris Gayle, at his best, is devastating. He is the first player to have scored a century in international Twenty20 cricket; the only man to score seven or more tons in the Twenty20 format; and is the leading six-hitter in Twenty20s. This Jamaican batsman is all about power and brute force. Besides playing for his home team, Jamaica, in the Caribbean Twenty20 competition and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, Gayle struts his stuff for various T20 franchises around the world. He has enjoyed success everywhere he’s played, as no boundary or total is beyond his reach. The big man from Caribbean is also a safe catcher and a handy off-spinner. In three years he has donned the RCB cap, Gayle has single-handedly won matches for them. In the 2012 season he shattered all boundaries, piling up agony worth 733 runs over the bowlers, scoring at a rate of 160 runs per 100 balls. The next year he took the T20 world by storm with a knock of 175 against Pune Warriors India. The swaggerer from Caribbean was too valuable an asset to let go for the Bengaluru-based franchise and hence he was retained ahead of the 2014 season.