Most Sixes in T20 Cricket
If the 20 century belonged to solid defense and sound footwork, the 21st century belongs to ruthless attitude and fearless batting. T20 is the most anticipated format of cricket these days and one of the main reasons why it is so popular is because of batsmen’s ability to deposit the ball into the stands.
Not only are the batsmen generating significant amount of power, thanks to their fitness, the innovation of batting in modern day cricket is just extraordinary. The sixes are now being hit over the keeper which was unheard of twenty years back.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 batsmen who have hit the most number of sixes in T20I cricket:
#10 Rohit Sharma (India)
There is a reason why Rohit Sharma is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world and can destroy any bowling attack on his day. His ability to clear the boundary at will makes him an invaluable asset for India. He can turn a game on its head from any situation.
Looking at the statistics, he is at the top of the list for hitting most no. of sixes in the T20 Internationals. The swashbuckler has smashed 115 sixes in 100 T20I he has played so far. He is only the third batsman to have hit 100 sixes in T20I cricket.
#09 Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
The flamboyant Kiwi opener Martin Guptill has a reputation of tearing the opposition apart with his explosive batting and is at the second position in the list of leading six hitters in T20I cricket. He has clobbered 113 sixes in 83 T20Is so far.
#08 Chris Gayle (West Indies)
The universe boss aka Chris Gayle is one of the most entertaining and destructive batsmen the world has ever seen. When stress and failed relationship is causing depression in common men life, it was Gayle monstrous fireworks that gave bowlers serious anxiety and depression to bowlers for almost two decades.
The six-hitting machine has smashed 105 sixes in 58 T20I he played for the West Indies.
#07 Colin Munro (New Zealand)
Colin Munro is yet another thrilling T20 batsman in the world, the strike rate of 160 and the ability to hit effortless sixes down the leg side makes him the nightmare for the bowlers. In the last 18 months, he along with Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan and Rohit Sharma are hailed as fabulous four of T20I cricket.
He has lofted 100 sixes in 60 T20I and stands tall at number 4 position in the most sixes list.
#06 Eoin Morgan (England)
His uninhibited aggression with the bat and the ability to smash effortless sixes towards the side screen makes him one of the modern-day T20I superstars. His presence in the list of most sixes doesn’t come as a surprise.
Eoin Morgan is the 7th highest run-getter in T20I with 2002 international runs to his name and is only behind David Warner, Brendon McCullum, Shoaib Malik, Martin Guptill, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
He has hit 96 sixes in 86 T20I and at a strike rate of 135.72.
#05 Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
Calling Brendon McCullum the first T20 superstar wouldn’t be wrong, the habit of stepping out to fast bowlers and belting them for towering sixes made him the nightmare for the bowlers.
His brutal reflection and intensity on the field made him the apple of everyone’s eyes. Who can forget his 158* against Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he smashed 13 towering sixes making the opposition bend on their knees.
During his 10 yearlong T20I career, he has smashed 91 sixes in 71 T20I and at a strike rate of 136.21.
#04 Aaron Finch (Australia)
When Aaron Finch burst onto the international scene, the top-order batsman was hailed as the next big thing in international form. But due to slump in form and inconsistency that batter has struggled to prove his mettle in longer formats.
Although his career graph is complete vice versa when it comes to the shorter format, especially T20I. He is on the verge on completing 2000 T20 runs and stands tall at 7th position in the list of most sixes with 90 sixes to his name in 58 T20I.
#03 David Warner (Australia)
David Warner is one of the most destructive openers in the modern world, who could challenge the legacy of Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum as the greatest opener of all time. His ability to unsettle the opposition from the ball and building daddy innings in the process one makes him the priceless asset for the team.
His ability to hit sixes and boundaries at will makes him the poster boy of T20 revolution. He has smashed 86 sixes in 76 T20I played for Australia.
#02 Shane Watson (Australia)
Shane Watson was the complete cricket package with nearly 11000 international runs and 300 wickets. May would have called him the bits and pieces cricketer, but his hunger for runs was unparalleled.
Although his career was shortened by injuries, still the batter left a long-lasting impression on every cricket brain. His six striking ability was just another feather in the cap, he smashed 86 sixes in 58 T20I he played for Australia.
#01 Glen Maxwell (Australia)
Glen Maxwell may have taken an indefinite break from international cricket due to mental health, but when the batter is on the song, the bowlers are automatically fine-tuned for hammering.
His dramatic six-hitting and improvisation make him one of the biggest monster of white-ball cricket. In his 7 yearlong international career, he has smashed 81 sixes in 61 T20I.