Most Sixes Against SRH
Every IPL side concedes its fair share of big hits, and Sunrisers Hyderabad is no different. Although they’re blessed with an extremely talented bowling attack, sometimes they have no answer to the world’s best big-hitters.
Let’s take a look at the players who have hit the Highest Number of Sixes against SRH in IPL matches in this list that features some entirely expected names.
5 Batsmen with Most Sixes Against SRH
#5. MS Dhoni (21 Sixes)
It’s no secret that MS Dhoni possesses an inordinate amount of power, which he often uses to deposit the ball over the rope and into the stands in all formats of the game. The IPL has seen some of his best work, and unfortunately for SRH, so have they.
In 13 innings against them, Dhoni has hit no less than 21 sixes, putting him at number five on this list of players who have hit the most sixes against SRH in IPL matches. And, with at least two more matches against them coming up in 2020, Captain Cool will be looking to build on his tally of 21 big hits!
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#4. AB de Villiers (21 Sixes)
Tied on 21 sixes with Dhoni but having played one fewer innings against SRH is AB de Villiers, which sees him take the fourth spot on this list of batsmen with Highest Number of Sixes against SRH in IPL matches. AB started his IPL career for the Delhi Daredevils but really came into his own while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. For RCB, de Villiers has forged a destructive batting partnership with Virat Kohli (and Chris Gayle as well) and delivered some memorable innings in the tournament.
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#3. Kieron Pollard (24 Sixes)
A one-team man who has seen it all in the IPL, Kieron Pollard is one of the tournament’s most influential players. Not just destructive with the bat, the big West Indian is also a smart operator with ball in hand as well as being spectacular in the field.
Known for his immense power and ease with which he sends the ball over the fence, Pollard has faced off against SRH in 12 innings, sending the ball into the stands on 24 occasions, and catapulting him to the third spot on this list of batsmen with the most sixes against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL matches. Pollard is another who will be looking to build on his tally of 24 this coming season.
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#2. Shane Watson (27 Sixes)
Another big-hitting batsman who is also handy with the ball, Shane Watson doesn’t feature for the Australian national side anymore but turns out in a few T20 leagues. He has moved around the IPL a bit, playing for the Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore before settling on his current side, the Chennai Super Kings. Set in his role as opener there, Watson has played some memorable knocks against SRH over the years and also happens to stand second on this list of the players to have Highest Number of Sixes against SRH in IPL. In 16 outings against them, Watson has hit 27 big ones and will be looking to do more of the same in 2020.
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#1. Chris Gayle (31 Sixes)
Was there ever going to be any name other than that of Chris Gayle atop this list of 5 batsmen who have hit the most sixes against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL history? The tournament’s leading six-hitter (by far) has been smashing the ball into the stands in the IPL for years and years. Like his countryman Pollard, Gayle is blessed with incredible power and seems to have little to no trouble pulling out the big shots against any opponent.
In his 13 innings against SRH, which have been spread out across his time at Royal Challengers Bangalore and now Kings XI Punjab, Gayle has hit 31 big ones. In fact, the number of sixes hit by Gayle is more than the number of fours he has hit against SRH, a testament to his preferred method of scoring.
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