Most Sixes in IPL: The Indian Premier League is the most popular and successful cricketing league in the world. This cash-rich league attracts overseas players who are highly remunerated for their services. IPL was started in 2008 and is currently underway with its 13th season. Mumbai Indians is the most successful franchise with five titles.
IPL is played in the shortest format of Cricket, i.e. 20 overs. Scoring quick runs for the franchise is the highlight of the batsmen in IPL. The players entertain the fans by raining sixes in IPL matches. Here is the list of the Top 10 most sixes in IPL:
Top 10 Most Sixes in IPL
|1||Chris Gayle||KKR, RCB, PBKS||140||4950||357||40.24||149.45|
|2||AB de Villiers||DC, RCB||176||5056||245||40.77||152.38|
|3||Rohit Sharma||DEC, MI||207||5480||224||31.49||130.5|
|4||MS Dhoni||CSK, RPS||211||4669||217||40.25||136.64|
|7||Suresh Raina||CSK, GL||200||5491||202||33.07||136.89|
|8||David Warner||DC, SRH||148||5447||201||42.22||140.13|
|9||Shane Watson||RR, RCB, CSK||145||3874||190||30.99||137.91|
|10||Robin Uthappa||MI, RCB, PWI, KKR, RR, CSK||189||4607||163||27.92||129.99|
#10 Robin Uthappa, Chennai Super Kings
One of the most experienced and successful players of IPL, Robin Uthappa is currently a part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise. Uthappa was a part of the two-time IPL winner Kolkata Knight Riders team. Uthappa is an elegant top-order batsman who plays unpredictable shots in his steady innings. He is just the perfect batsman to get hold of the power play.
Being a part of IPL since its inception, Uthappa has scored 4,607 runs in 189 matches. Uthappa has successfully smashed 163 sixes in his IPL career which is the 10th most sixes in IPL. Uthappa has been hailed by the cricketing experts as he averaged nearly 30.92 in IPL and played with an explosive strike rate of 129.89.
#9 Shane Watson, Chennai Super Kings
The most successful Aussie at the IPL, Shane Watson is a part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise. Watson’s all-around abilities make him an attraction to every franchise. Watson is an aggressive batsman and is widely praised for a final match century against SRH which helped CSK win their 3rd title.
Watson has immense records at IPL which includes the 9th most sixes in IPL. Watson has smashed 190 sixes to score 3,874 runs in IPL. Watson has smashed 21 fifties and 4 centuries with an average of 30.99 and a massive strike rate of 137.91.
#8 David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise, David Warner led his franchise to the first IPL triumph in 2016. Warner is one of the best batsmen in T-20 cricket who is known for his exemplary performance and consistency. Warner is also quite famous for his brilliant style of playing.
Being an Opening Batsman, Warner has taken the best advantage of power plays and smashed sixes out of the park. Warner has hit 201 sixes which is the 8th most sixes in IPL. In his 148-match IPL career, Warner has scored 5,447 with a high-class average of 42.22 and a strike rate of 140.13.
#7 Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings
Suresh Raina has been a part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise since its formation and has been a reliable asset for the team. He is an integral part of CSK and has contributed significantly to its glory. Raina is an exquisite cover driver of the white ball and plays terrific innings in IPL.
One of the most experienced Indians in IPL, Suresh Raina has played 200 IPL matches and scored 5,491 runs. Raina has hit 202 sixes in his IPL career which is the 7th most sixes in IPL by any batsman. Raina has been crucial to CSK as he averages 33.07 and has a strike rate of 136.89.
#6 Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore
The skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise, Virat Kohli has been the most successful batsman in IPL. Kohli has led his team to the final in 2016 and has scored massive runs to take it through. Kohli’s extravagant class of batting is highly recognized and commendable.
Virat Kohli has played 199 matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In his long-standing IPL career, Kohli has managed to score 6,076 runs and is the only batsman to score 6000 runs in IPL. He has smashed 205 sixes in his franchise cricket career which is the 6th most sixes in IPL by any batsman.
#5 Kieron Pollard, Mumbai Indians
The Caribbeans cannot be left out when it comes to smashing sixes. Pollard is a tall and powerful batsman who is popularly known for his explosive power-hitting ability. Pollard has been the most valuable asset for Mumbai Indians and has been a part of the team when it won all the IPL titles.
Kieron Pollard has rescued Mumbai Indians in high-scoring run chases and that has only been possible due to the long sixes hit by the muscular man. Pollard has smashed 211 sixes and holds the record of 5th most sixes in IPL by any batsman. Pollard has a magnificent strike rate of 150.87.
#4 MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni is the most experienced Indian at the IPL. Dhoni just can’t be left out when it is about smashing sixes. He is popularly known for his Helicopter Shot and has helped CSK to lift three IPL titles. Dhoni is highly a praised Indian batsman who has the largest fanbase amongst sports personalities.
Dhoni has played the most number of matches in IPL, i.e. 211. He has never left an opportunity to entertain his fans by smashing long sixes. Dhoni has smashed 211 sixes which is the 4th most sixes in IPL by any batsman. Dhoni has scored 4,669 runs with an average of over 49 and a strike rate of 136.64.
#3 Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians
The last Indian batsman to feature in the list and the most successful captain at the IPL, Rohit Sharma has led the Mumbai Indians franchise to a record five IPL titles in his career. Sharma is an explosive and elegant opening batsman and plays delightful shots in his innings. Rohit Sharma is highly praised for his brilliant pull and exquisite cover drive.
The second-most experienced Indian player at IPL, Rohit Sharma has played 207 IPL matches in his career. In his highly prestigious IPL career, Sharma has scored 5,480 runs with an average of 31.49 and a strike rate of 130.50. Sharma has smashed 224 sixes which is the 3rd most sixes in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 109*.
#2 AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore
AB de Villiers, popularly known as Mr. 360 is an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise and has been one of the most successful batsmen for his team. De Villiers is known for his all-over-the-ground (360*) run-scoring ability and is praised for his unpredictable, skillful, classical, and innovative shots in IPL.
De Villiers decorated career consists of 176 IPL matches where he has scored 5,056 runs with a record average of 40.77 and a terrific strike rate of 152.38. De Villiers is brilliant at chases and has smashed 245 sixes which is the 2nd most sixes by any batsman in IPL. De Villiers has scored 40 fifties and 3 centuries in his 12-year long IPL career.
#1 Chris Gayle, Punjab Kings
The Universe Boss just cannot be kept out when it’s about smashing the most sixes. Chris Gayle is a tall, powerful and muscular opening batsman who had his best time at IPL with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gayle has created a record that can hardly be broken by any batsman in the IPL. He has also hit the highest score in IPL of 175 runs.
Gayle has hit a massive number of 357 sixes in IPL which is the most sixes in IPL by any batsman. Gayle has scored 4,950 runs in 150 IPL matches played in his career. Gayle has a healthy average of 40.54 and a significant strike rate of 149.45. He has smashed a record 6 centuries and 31 half-centuries in his IPL Career.
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