The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League [IPL] is just a few days away. The latest season will kickstart with a blockbuster clash, with defending champions Mumbai Indians locking horns with the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
In the lead-up to the IPL, we at Cricket Addictor, are turning back the clock and reminiscing some of the astounding records held by cricketers during the course of the past 12 editions.
Today, let us look at the batsmen who have finished off the innings with a six off the final ball most times in the cash-rich league’s history-
4 – Ben Cutting (5 balls)
Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting is one of the fiercest hitters of a cricket ball- especially at the death- in franchise T20 cricket and the right-handed batsman has proved that on many occasions in the IPL.
Cutting has faced the last ball of the 20th over on just 5 occasions in the IPL but his six-conversion rate [80 percent] is still miles ahead of other players in this list. His most famous last-ball six in the tournament came in the 2016 final against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Cutting had already smoked Shane Watson for two sixes and a four in the first 5 balls of the final over before he proceeded to nail another monstrous hit over long-on to take SRH to 7-208. Ben Cutting’s last-over onslaught eventually proved to be the difference in the end as SRH choked RCB by eight runs to seal their maiden IPL title.