I'm not winning the games alone for Windies: Gayle

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Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 17:46 [IST]
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Windies not a one-man team: Gayle

Basseterre, Jul 11: West Indies' explosive batsman Chris Gayle, denied that he is the only player who is guiding Windies to victory over New Zealand following comments on his wicket being the key to win matches during the ongoing ODI series against Kiwis.

Chris Gayle has been in tremendous form since his return to the ODI side, especially in the series against New Zealand, as he has notched uo half centuries in all the four innings of the series (including T20s and ODIs) to help Windies take a 2-0 lead in the series.

"When you look at the last home series against Australia, I wasn't here, other guys got runs - Pollard got a hundred and others did well," Gayle told reporters.

"So far in this series, I have made the most runs, Smithy [Dwayne Smith] got runs and Marlon [Samuels] scored a good hundred in the last game," he said.

Gayle further added saying that the team is keen on performing well and it is not the Jamaican alone who is guiding the team to victory.

"The guys waiting are hungry and we are all capable of doing the job. It's not about one individual making the team win. Yes, I have been getting runs, but we have others in the team who can do the job."

"Guys are looking to step up and do what is required for the team."

Having scored 326 runs in the series so far, Gayle has returned to the national side in style after a stand-off with the West Indies Cricket Board. Since his return the team looks dangerous as they have been on a winning spree especially in the series against Kiwis, as they have won all the matches played so far.

"We have a good rhythm, we have a good thing going. We have a strong all-round team and we have executed our plans well," he said.

"If we are the better team, then we should be able to go out and beat them and that's what we will be looking to do again. We have some players who are prospects."

Asked if the team will take Kiwis for granted as they have lost 0-2 in the series, Gayle said they have some quality players in the team despite a few of them being injured, and cannot rule them out.

"We can't take them for granted. They might have a few injuries and a few experienced players might be missing, but they still have some quality players in their team," he warned.

"We can't get complacent and think we have done the job because we are 2-0 up. We have to come out and do the job and that would take us to 3-0."


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