Gayle played for the West Indies at adolescence all-embracing akin afterwards he denticulate 100 on his capital admission age-old 19 for Jamaica. He played his aboriginal One Day All-embracing 11 months later, and his aboriginal Analysis bout 6 months afterwards that. Gayle, who commonly opens the innings back he plays for the West Indies, is a annihilative batsman who is best able arena aboveboard of the wicket. In July 2001, Gayle (175), calm with Daren Ganga (89) accustomed the almanac for aperture partnerships at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo back they put on 214 calm adjoin Zimbabwe.
However, about speaking he had a apathetic alpha to his all-embracing career, but active it in 2002, catastrophe the year with three centuries adjoin India in November and acceptable the fourth West Indian to account 1,000 runs in a agenda year. Forth with Vivian Richards, Sanath Jayasuriya, Brian Lara, and Sachin Tendulkar he is one of alone bristles players in One Day All-embracing history to accept three or added array of 150. In 2005, Gayle was alone for the aboriginal Analysis adjoin South Africa forth with six added players afterward a altercation over advocacy issues (see below). He alternate for the additional analysis but had a poor alternation until the fourth Test, area he fabricated his career-best: a match-saving 317. It was the aboriginal anytime amateur aeon adjoin South Africa and up until Mahela Jayawardene fabricated 374, it was the accomplished alone Analysis account adjoin them.
In August 2005, Gayle abutting Worcestershire for the blow of the English season, arena eight matches. He fabricated two half-centuries in three aboriginal chic matches and two half-centuries in bristles one-day matches, and won one Man of the Bout accolade in the one-day National League. However, Worcestershire were relegated afterwards Gayle fabricated 1 in the final bout adjoin Lancashire. Gayle was called Player of the 2006 Champions Trophy, area the West Indies about dedicated the appellation which they won in 2004, actuality defeated in the final by Australia. Gayle denticulate three centuries and totaled 474 runs, 150 added than any added batsman, and additionally took eight wickets in as abounding matches. Gayle, in befitting with the blow of the West Indies team, had a poor World Cup in 2007. He recorded a alternation of low scores; the one barring actuality a baking 79 off 58 assurance adjoin England in the West Indies' final match.