Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the best T20 leagues in the cricket world. After its inauguration in 2008, this cash-rich tournament has successfully entertained the world cricket in every year. While the IPL 2020 is currently running in the UAE, it is the 13th edition of this tournament.
Six or over-boundary is one of the very important part in the T20 cricket. While the T20 cricket or IPL is a shorter format, sixes become crucial factor in this kind of game as it helps to move the scoreboard faster.
Every year in the IPL, we see the raining of sixes. At the end of each IPL season, the leader in the list of most sixes wins the Maximum Sixes Award.
Here we are talking about the total number of sixes hit in every IPL season.
IPL 2008 – 620 sixes
The Indian Premier League started in 2008 with eight teams and the tournament achieved huge success from its first edition. At the end of that exciting tournament, Rajasthan Royals created history by becoming the first IPL trophy winner.
In the inaugural IPL season (IPL 2018), we experienced a total of 620 sixes from the batsmen in 59 matches. 96 different batsmen hit at least one six in that IPL season while Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai Indians) won the Maximum Sixes Award after finishing the tournament with the 31 sixes (14 matches).