His absence from international cricket did not mean he was completely out of cricket. Instead, one saw that he was enjoying the game as an independent player, plying his trade in various domestic T20 leagues around the world. He played in the Australian KFC T20 bash, Bangladesh Premier League and also the Indian Premier League. In all the tournaments, he showcased his skills, as he dominated bowlers with his brutal strength scoring runs consistently.
So, there were many experts and fans, who wanted to see him on the cricket field playing for West Indies too. It was ironic, when their best batsman Gayle was in great form, he was not picked and the batsmen who were picked could not deliver the goods on a consistent basis. Gibson also wanted the WICB to look into Gayle's matter and solve the issue. It is pretty evident that the team was missing their best player.
As he has been picked now, he must be eager to show his class in the upcoming series. Looking at the form he is in, the English bowlers might be at the receiving end of things. He might vent out his frustration of being ousted from West Indies cricket team by taking the attack to the opposition.
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