IPL 2017: 5 reasons why Chris Gayle is having a forgettable season
- From waning reflexes to diminishing returns, is the writing on the wall for the showman?
#4 Poor form exacerbating his woes
Before donning the RCB colours in the IPL, Gayle had turned out for Karachi Kings in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
On those sluggish and tricky surfaces in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the southpaw played 9 matches and could only manage 160 runs at a miserable average of 17.77 and below par strike rate of 115.10 without crossing the half-century mark even once.
Even though pitches in India seen during the IPL are considerably better for run-making, the impact of poor form can never be discounted. Without getting a meaningful amount of runs under his belt, he has looked short of confidence.Published 04 May 2017, 11:07 IST