Monday, 15 June 2015

Chris Gayle to play for Melbourne Renegades in BBL 2017-18

Chris Gayle was signed by the Melbourne Renegades Big Bash League for 2017-18. Gayle will be paired with Aaron Finch at the top of the order and this latest signing makes opening combination of the Melbourne Renegades' most destructive in this edition.

Chris Gayle to Join Melbourne Renegades for Big Bash 2017 Season

Speaking on the official website of Cricket Australia, Finch said he was delighted to have Gayle as his opening partner. "It's huge for someone to sign Chris Gayle. Who has mastered this format for a long period of time." With AB de Villiers, there are not many of them in the same bracket. It is the best in the world, I think. It dominates a game you can win a game by himself in a very limited time. Signing someone like him to open the stick to be a great benefit to the renegades, but the fans will get to enlarge cricket batsman to Etihad Stadium, "said Finch..

Melbourne Renegades tweeted this development

This will be the second appearance of Gayle in the Big Bash League after offering for Sydney Thunder in the 2012/13 edition. In a statement released by Gayle for Renegades, said, "It is exciting to be reaching the Melbourne Renegades in the sporting capital of Australia. I look forward to seeing the fans to know the city a little more and help the team to the final of BBL 05. The club has developed a very solid players and a new list of the coach, we are witnessing a wonderful summer Etihad Stadium. "

David Saker, the new coach of the franchise, said Gayle big hitters will be a valuable asset to the team. "The skills and experience Chris is obvious. It has considerable expertise as both an explosive T20 batsman but also as a true SUV that need. He is someone who can inspire the team, especially in our batting with confidence and ability to copy and turn on the switch when the time is right, "he said.

Melbourne Renegades squad for Big Bash League 2017

Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Cameron White, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Rimmington, Tom Cooper, Tom Beaton, Matthew Short, Nick Winter.