Top 5 Batsmen With The Most Sixes In T20Is

Published - 19 Feb 2022, 06:44 PM | Updated - 27 Nov 2023, 04:03 PM

Rohit Sharma
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In a span of two decades, T20 cricket has become the most popular format in the game. Perhaps, Test Cricket has lost its sheen, thanks to the fans’ growing love towards the shortest format. Gone are the days when the sumptuous cover drives and straight drives were the most delightful strokes on the cricket field.

Today, the teams are on a constant lookout for power-hitters, who have the ability to change the game in the space of a few overs. Today, all the cricket-playing top nations have their own T20 domestic tournament, something which tells you how rapidly cricket has evolved, over the last two decades.

The ones who can hit the ball out of the park from the onset of his innings are in huge demand in world cricket today. Teams like West Indies and England are considered the most sought-after teams in T20 cricket as they have got a lot of destructive hitters of the cricket ball. There is no denying that fans love the prospect of witnessing a lot of sixes and fours in just a 3-hour time. On that note, we take a look at 5 cricketers with the most sixes in T20 internationals:

Top 5 Batsmen With The Most Sixes In T20Is:

  1. Aaron Finch: 113 sixes

Aaron Finch, ODI World Cup 2019
Aaron Finch (Image Credit: Twitter)

Australia’s T20 skipper, Aaron Finch recently made history after leading the team to its first-ever ICC T20 World Cup victory. Under his leadership, Australia beat New Zealand in the final to win its first-ever T20 World Cup in the recently concluded event in 2021. Aaron Finch is regarded as one of the most destructive hitters of the cricket ball. He is currently the fourth-highest run-scorer in T20 internationals.

Besides, he has the fifth-most number of sixes to his name in T20 internationals. He has hit 113 sixes in international sixes in 87 T20 internationals.

*Stats updated till 19/02/22.

  1. Eoin Morgan: 120 sixes

England national team
Eoin Morgan[photo: Twitter]
England’s white-ball captain, Eoin Morgan is also counted amongst specialist batsmen in T20 cricket. On his day, he can rip apart any bowling unit. His recent form, however, doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. Morgan has been enduring a torrid run with the bat in the shortest format of the game. He had a forgettable outing in the T20 Blast 2021, IPL 2021, and then in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

Eoin Morgan currently has the fourth-most number of sixes to his name in T20 internationals. In 115 T20Is, he has managed to hit 120 sixes and 186 fours. Besides, he has 2458 runs at an average of 28.58.

*Stats updated till 19/02/22.

  1. Chris Gayle: 124 sixes

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Universal Boss, Chris Gayle is, unarguably, the brand ambassador of T20 cricket. The West Indies cricketer has played a massive role in growing the popularity of T20 cricket. No other batsman has managed to score more runs than Chris Gayle in T20 cricket. He has over 14,000 runs in T20 cricket in 462 matches.

As far as international cricket is concerned, Chris Gayle has scored 1899 runs in 70 T20 internationals for West Indies at an average of 27.92. Besides, he has 124 sixes to his name- the third-most number of sixes by any player in T20 internationals.

*Stats updated till 19/02/22.

  1. Rohit Sharma: 153 sixes

Rohit Sharma
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India’s newly-appointed captain in white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma has the second most number of sixes in T20 internationals. He has made an outstanding start to his captaincy career. Under his leadership, India clean-swept New Zealand and West Indies by a 3-0 margin in the T20 and ODI series respectively.

For those of you who don’t know, Rohit Sharma is currently the third-highest run-scorer in T20 internationals. In 120 T20Is, he has managed to score 3244 runs at an average of 51.49. In his international T20 cricket career, Rohit Sharma has hit 153 sixes and 288 fours.

*Stats updated till 19/02/22.

  1. Martin Guptill: 165 sixes

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill. Credits: Twitter

There is no denying the fact that Margin Guptill has had a significant impact with the bat for New Zealand in T20 cricket. He has made a plethora of runs for the team in the shortest format and helped the team win a number of matches with his brutal display of hitting.

Currently, Martin Guptil has scored the most runs by any player in T20 internationals. In 112 T20Is, he has managed to score 3299 runs at an average of 32.66. Besides, Martin Guptill also holds the record for the most number of sixes in T20 internationals. He has 165 sixes to his name in 112 matches.

*Stats updated till 19/02/22.