Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals ∼ The last two decades have seen a remarkable turnaround in the way the One-Day Internationals is played. The new rules, namely the power play, free-hits have tilted the game to a certain extent in the batsmen’s favor. Add to it, the smaller boundaries, monstrous bats and the advent of new shots. Consequently, the batsmen have got the license to play the big shots on a consistent basis and the huge scores that are being made by teams every now and then is a proof of it.
Here is the complete list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals
One of the most-improved sides in international cricket, Bangladesh is tenth in the list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals with 642 sixes in 331 matches. The Tigers have scored 59455 runs in 50-over cricket ever since making their debut in 1986. In addition to 642 sixes, they have also scored 5508 fours.
The turn of the millennium has seen a sharp decline in Zimbabwe’s fortune in international cricket. An exciting side in the 90s, the African country has struggled to maintain the same tempo in the last couple of decades. Nevertheless, they are ninth in the list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals with 1002 sixes in 484 ODIs. So far, they have scored 90169 ODI runs with the help of 1002 sixes and 7477 fours.
8. Sri Lanka:
A force to reckon with in the limited-overs format, the 1996 World Cup champions are eighth in this list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals with 1453 sixes in 792 matches since playing their first game in 1975. The island nation, also two time World Cup finalists, has scored 155583 runs so far with the help of 1453 maximums and 13435 fours.
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England might have been making waves in ODIs at the time being but the picture was not always rosy in the 50-overs cricket for the pioneers of the game. But in their defense, they can say that they have played lesser games than the teams which are placed higher in this list. Anyway, the Three Lions are languishing at the seventh position in this list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals with 1468 sixes in 691 games. So far, they have scored 139121 runs with the help of 12221 fours and the aforementioned number of sixes.
6. South Africa:
At number six in this list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals is South Africa- the perennial underachievers of the game. Despite being one of the most formidable sides in world cricket over the years, the Proteas have never managed to win a big ICC tournament barring the 1998 Champions Trophy. But one cannot deny the fact that they are one of the most exciting sides in world cricket and their stats speak for them. In only 580 matches, they have hit 1584 sixes in addition to hitting 10829 fours.
5. New Zealand:
Another exciting side in the 50-over format, New Zealand is fifth in the list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals with 2016 sixes in 728 matches. The Black Caps have so far scored 140265 runs in the ODIs with the help of 2016 sixes and 11721 fours
At number three in this list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals is Australia- the most successful side in ODIs. The five-time world champions have hit 2070 sixes in addition to 15598 fours in 901 matches. So far, they have scored 189730 runs in the 50-over format.
The 1992 World Cup champions are third in the list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals with 2218 sixes in 876 matches. The Men in Green have so far scored 177104 runs with the help of 2218 maximums and 14661 fours.
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2. West Indies:
The glory days of West Indies have become a talk of the past now but the team from the Caribbeans still boasts of some of the finest hitters in the game right now. The first team to win two World Cups, West Indies have so far hit 2259 sixes along with 12557 fours in 755 matches. So far, they have scored 145545 runs in this format.
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Two-time world champions India holds the first position in the list of Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In History Of One-Day Internationals and the Men in Blue are the worthy holders of this spot as they have dominated this format like no other team in recent years. The first side to play 900 ODIs, India has so far hit a staggering 2331 sixes in addition to 16473 fours in 910 matches. They are also the leading run-scorer in this format with 186496 runs.