‘Chris Gayle not under pressure’
Ahead of the World T20 encounter against England, the West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Tuesday made it clear that swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is not under pressure to perform, despite not being in prime form lately. The left-handed hard-hitting batsman failed to impress in the warm-up game against India, scoring just 18 and the 2012 World T20 winners will hope the 36-year-old Jamaican gets back to form in their campaign opener on Wednesday.
Besides Gayle, opener Johnson Charles, middle-order batsmen Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels followed by some world class all-rounders in Sammy, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell make them an explosive unit. “It is up to us to set up the innings very well and we have the most destructive batsman in the world Chris (Gayle). There is never too much pressure on Chris. We know that Chris is a massive figure. But when you look at the dressing room we have Bravo, Russell, Carlos (Brathwaite), that’s a lot of power,” said Sammy.