Most Sixes in T20I
The advent of the T20 format has seen a rise in the viewership of the game. Watching cricket has become more fun. It has seen a transition from a five-day game to pure three-hour entertainment. The fans get to see a lot more boundaries getting hit in a lesser time. T20 cricket demands players who can hit sixes and play with an aggressive mindset. And the ones who have been successful in the format know how to do it.
Over the years, we have been witnessed some of the finest T20 batsmen across the world. A lot of new talented stars are also rising through the ranks and making a name for themselves in the shortest format of the game. Given the kind of attention that T20 cricket is getting from across the world, the format is certainly here to stay.
In this article, we take a look at 5 batsmen who has hit the most number of sixes in international cricket:
#5 Chris Gayle (105 Sixes)
The universe Boss, Chris Gayle is regarded as one of the greatest T20 Batsmen of all time. No one can stop the West Indies opener once he gets going. While Chris Gayle has hit the most number of sixes in T20 cricket, he is fifth in the list when counting international games. Gayle has played a lot lesser T20 internationals than most others on the list.
In just 59 T20 internationals, Chris Gayle has hit 105 sixes. He has 1627 runs to his name at an average of 32.54.
#4 Colin Munro (111 Sixes)
The New Zealand opener sits fourth in the list of most number of sixes in international cricket. The southpaw is one of the destructive batsmen in the New Zealand line up. He has formed a great opening pair with Martin Guptill as openers for New Zealand in T20 cricket.
Colin Munro has played 65 T20 internationals for New Zealand so far, scoring 1724 runs at an average of 31.34 and a strike rate of 156.44.
#3 Eoin Morgan (119 Sixes)
England’s limited over’s skipper is right up there at the third position in the list of most sixes in T20 internationals. Eoin Morgan has been the backbone in England’s white-ball side for quite some time now. He has taken the team out of trouble on a lot of occasions with his belligerent batting display.
The Southpaw has played 94 T20 internationals for England so far, in which he has scored 2240 runs at an average of 30.27 and a strike rate of 138.95.
As far as his 50-over performance is concerned, he has scored 7598 runs at an average of 39.6 and a strike rate of 91.4.
#2 Martin Guptill (119 Sixes)
Having played his debut T20 international on 15th February 2009, Martin Guptill has come a long way. Over the years, he has played some sensational knocks while opening the innings for his team. He played best T20 knock against Australia in 2018.
Martin Guptill has hit the third most number of sixes in T20 internationals. In 88 matches, he has hit 119 sixes and 225 fours. He has 2536 runs to his name in 88 T20 internationals at an average of 32.51.
#1 Rohit Sharma (127 Sixes)
As far as the T20 captaincy is concerned, there is no one better than Rohit Sharma. In the most competitive T20 tournament, i.e., Indian Premier League, Rohit Sharma has 5 titles to his name. He has been a prolific run-scorer for India in both T20 and ODIs.
Rohit Sharma’s game is quite suited to play T20 cricket. He holds the record for scoring the most number of sixes in T20 internationals. In 108 matches, he has 127 sixes to his name. Averaging 32.62, Rohit Sharma has scored 2773 runs in 108 T20 internationals.