4 captains who batted left-handed and bowled right-handed
If one compares the number of players who bat right-handed, to the number of players who bat left-handed, it is easy to understand that there is a clear disproportion. The number of players who bat right-handed are way greater than the number of players that bat left-handed.
Now, combine the number of players that bat left-handed and bowl right-handed. This is a rare combination.
Here, we look at four popular captains who batted left-handed but bowled right-handed in the international cricket.
#4 Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is one of the all-time greats of West Indies. He has represented the country in 281 ODIs and scored 9585 runs at an average of 37.01 with 15 centuries and 37 half-centuries. He is third on the list of highest number of sixes hit in ODIs.
He has also played in 103 test matches, scoring 7214 runs at a breath-taking average of 42.19 with 15 centuries and 37 half-centuries. On his day, he is the worst nightmare for bowlers and is capable of winning matches single-handedly.
A career filled with full of accolades, he is the first batsman to score a century in each of International cricket's three formats of the game. Gayle is also the first batsman to score a triple century in test cricket, double century in ODI format and a century in T20.
He captained the West Indies in both ODI and Test formats, and was captain of the test team in 20 matches. The Windies only won 3 of them, lost 9 and drew 8. During his 53-match captaincy career, the team won 17, lost 30 and 6 of those ended in a no-result.
Gayle is a right arm off break bowler and bowled regularly. He picked up 165 wickets in the ODIs and also has 73 victims to his name in test cricket.