Most Sixes Against KXIP
While a well-judged single and a crisply-struck boundary have their on joy, there are few better sights for a batsman than to see a firmly-hit delivery ping off the bat and fly well over the boundary rope. This is more true in the case of the IPL, where big-hitting is an almost mandatory skill for every batsman to possess.
When the best big-hitters come to party, it’s just 20 overs of watching the ball sail over their heads for the fielding side to endure. Who are the batsmen with the Highest Sixes against KXIP in IPL games, you ask? The following list includes some of the most destructive batsmen to have featured in the tournament.
Top 5 Players with Most Sixes Against KXIP
#5. Kieron Pollard (31 Sixes)
The fact that Pollard has hit more sixes than fours against this opposition clearly shows that his place in this particular list of batsmen with Most Sixes Against KXIP in IPL competition is well-deserved. Known for his awesome striking power and ability to win games single-handedly, the big West Indian has carted Kings XI bowlers for 31 sixes to go with 21 fours in 18 innings, racking up 417 runs in the process.
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#4. David Warner (32 Sixes)
For the six-hitting machine that is Pollard to a more calculating innings builder in Warner, we arrive at number four on this list of players with the Highest Sixes against Kings XI Punjab in IPL matches. The Australian likes to play himself in at the start of the innings before letting loose and seems to really enjoy playing against the Kings XI! In 17 innings, Warner has slammed 32 big hits out of 819 runs, which have been scored at an average of over 50 and a strike rate of over 140.
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#3. Suresh Raina (35 Sixes)
Another left-hander who likes to build up and innings and cut loose at the end, Suresh Raina sits in third spot on this list of players with the most sixes against Kings XI Punjab in IPL matches. Raina’s clean hitting over long-on and mid-wicket has been a real hallmark of his T20 game, and he has hit Kings XI bowlers for 35 big ones over the fence during his lengthy career, which spans 23 innings against the Kings.
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#2. AB de Villiers (41 Sixes)
Jumping up to 41 hits over the fence in 19 innings, we have none other than Mr 360 AB de Villiers at number two on this list of batsmen who have hit the Highest Sixes against Kings XI Punjab in IPL matches. AB has terrified IPL bowlers throughout a long and glittering IPL career by his ability to clear the ropes seemingly at will, having really come into his own during his time at Royal Challengers Bangalore alongside Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli. Fresh from a stint in the Big Bash League in Australia, AB will definitely be looking to build on his numbers and maybe even take over top spot.
However, that might be a bridge too far – the batsman at number one actually plays for the Kings so he won’t be moving forward, but AB has 20 big hits to make up!
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#1. Chris Gayle (61 Sixes)
And finally, at number one on this list of batsmen who have hit the most sixes against Kings XI Punjab in IPL matches we have Chris Gayle. Now, as the highest six-hitter in the history of the tournament (by a long way too!) there is no surprise in seeing Gayle feature on a list of this sort. However, what may be surprising for some is that Gayle has been playing for the Kings XI Punjab for the past two seasons, which means he has had significantly less game time against his current side than other people on this list. Even so, Gayle leads the tally by a whopping 20 sixes at 61 big hits in 16 innings, and surely won’t have to be looking over his shoulder for some time to come!
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