West Indies star Chris Gayle has revealed three simple things he still wants to achieve in his cricketing career, apart from helping the Sydney Thunder win the Big Bash League.
Gayle said winning the Test series in Australia; completing 20 Test hundreds and if he can finish an opener with an average of 45 would the three main things he'd want to fulfill from his cricket wish list.
"Win a Test series in Australia. That would be a big accomplishment. Those things only happened in 1980s when the West Indies came here and won," News.com.au quoted Gayle, as saying.
"It's always difficult to win overseas, wherever you play. Teams like South Africa, England, Australia, India, they're always challenging. That would rank high in my cricket career, to win a series in one of those places - to win in Australia would be really nice," he added.
"I've got 14 Test hundreds at the moment, and I'd like to finish with 20 Test hundreds. And if I can finish with an average of 45, that's pretty decent for an opener," Gayle said of his other two wishes.
However, Gayle's hopes of a Test triumph on Australian soil will have to be put on hold, as the Windies won't play a Test here until the end of 2015, the paper said.
In the meantime, Gayle is determined to help move the Sydney Thunder off the bottom of the Big Bash League ladder, starting tonight against Adelaide at ANZ Stadium, the paper added.
"It's up there, second to the IPL. Even though you don't have all the Australian superstars or more senior guys playing, the standard is still very high, and it's a good quality surface to bat on," he said.
"It could be bigger. But the IPL pump a lot of money into (their tournament), and everyone gets the chance to play in it. The window is very different compared to the Australian summer. This is the time they (Australia) play international cricket. We understand that, but the standard is still very high and competitive," he added.