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Gayle is fully capable of being the 1st person to score an ODI 300
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“ His strike rate, experience and muscle say he can ”
“ Even for a slugger like Gayle, an ODI 300 is a huge ask ”
Dipen Shah: Chris Gayle is the Goliath of international cricket. He has tremendous strength, impeccable timing and the ability to sustain a mind-boggling strike rate. He’s the only batsman in the world to have all three – a Test 300, ODI 200 and T20I 100 in his name.

In his ODI career he has remained unbeaten 7 times after hitting one of his 22 ODI tons. And when he recently scored his first ODI double hundred, he was dismissed off the last ball of the innings. This proves he has the stamina and skill to stay out there and blast a 300.

His boundaries come at the rate of one every 9.5 balls; even counting all the off-days and nervous games at the start of his career.

Yes, 300 is a huge ask for any player. But if there is any man who can do it, without a doubt it is Gayle. All we need to do is wait for a violent enough Gayle storm to brew.
Monish Moorthy: Undeniably, Gayle is the biggest hitter of the cricket ball there is today. He hits the ball hard, long and does it at an overwhelming frequency. But an ODI 300 is definitely a task beyond this batting Goliath.

Pacing such an innings is tough. Either he must farm 200 of the 300 balls in an ODI innings to operate at a consistent, sustainable strike rate or take way more risks than he does in the final overs, including in running between wickets. He can target a few lesser bowlers in a team but will need a combination of pitch, conditions, weak attack and poor captaincy from the opposition to pull off a 300.

Besides this, age and fitness is also a factor. He’s 35 years old and has been fighting a recurring back issue. So even if he does stretch it out to 300, the stress could flare up the injury. Fitter batsmen like Rohit Sharma, David Warner and AB de Villiers (if he bats higher) could yet be the ones to breach 300 in ODIs.
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Yes He can!!
06 Mar 2015
I think Gayle will soon get ODI 300 because his handpower made him the giant. When he come to the ground he always try to hit the ball out of stands!
05 Mar 2015
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