Chris Gayle, West Indies, vice-captain for World Cup

The Cricket Board In The West Indies Has Named De Batsman As Opening Ball Player Chris Gayle As The Skipper's Substitute Jason Holder For The 50-over World Cup, Which Starts At The End Of This Month In England And Wales.

Former Captain Gayle, 39, Will Be Playing In His Fifth World Cup And Amassed Over 10,000 Runs In 289 One-day Internationals For The Caribbean Side.

" As A Senior Player, My Responsibility Is To Support The Captain And All Others On The Team," Gayle Said In A Declaration Of Cricket West Indies .

" This Will Probably Be The Biggest World Cup, So There Will Be Great Expectations And I Know We'll Do Very Well For The People Of The West Indies."

Wicketkeeper batsman Shai Hope, who has played 50 ODIs with five centuries to his name, was named the vice captain for the ongoing tri-series in Ireland, which also features Bangladesh .

West Indies, champions in 1975 and 1979, start their World Cup campaign on May 31 when they take on Pakistan in Nottingham .