In six innings international returning to West Indies' limited-overs set-up, Chris Gayle has hammered runs and brought life back to the side. There is no way you can under-emphasize that.
Here are the numbers (ODI and Twenty20) since Gayle returned to the West Indian set-up for his first international match in over 15 months: 381 runs at 95.25 and a strike-rate of 121. In six innings he has scored 53, 2, 85*, 53, 63* and 125. In six innings he has hit 25 fours and 28 sixes. That's one more six than the next best batsman, Lendl Simmons, hit batting in the top three for West Indies in the 21 limited-overs matches he played in Gayle's absence. In this same time, there were 10 half-centuries and no century by an opener in either format. Gayle has four fifties in five innings, to go with a century in his most recent inning