When we think about T20 cricket, we often think about batters hitting long sixes. Some players like Chris Gayle use the immense power they possess, while others like Rohit Sharma aim to time the ball to hit the ball long. Some players in the history of the T20 World Cup could hit sixes easily. Allow us to unveil the list of Top 10 Most Sixes In Men’s T20 World Cup History-
1. Chris Gayle (63)
West Indies’ Jamaica-born Christopher Henry Gayle is at the peak of this list. In 31 innings in T20 World Cups, he has smashed 63 sixes. He also holds the top 2 records for the most sixes hit in an innings in the Men’s T20 World Cup. He was a crucial part of the victorious West Indies teams in the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cups. He is also the second-leading run-scorer in the T20 World Cups. He is the only player to have smashed 2 centuries in T20 World Cups.
2. Yuvraj Singh (33)
In a match against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup, India’s Yuvraj Singh became the first batter in T20Is to hit 6 sixes in an over. In the 28 innings he has batted in the T20 World Cups, he has smashed 33 sixes. He has scored 593 runs with the highest score of 70.
3. Shane Watson (31)
Shane Watson is one of the best all-rounders ever produced by Australia. In 22 T20 World Cup innings, he has smashed 31 sixes and has scored 537 runs at a strike rate of 140.94. In a match against India in 2012 in Colombo, Australia was asked to chase down the target of 141. Watson had taken 3 wickets in the first innings. In the second innings, Watson smashed 7 sixes and 2 fours en route to his match-winning innings of 72.
4. Rohit Sharma (31)
India’s Rohit ‘Hitman’ Sharma comes next on the list. His six-hitting ability while timing the ball perfectly makes him one of the most dangerous opening-batters in the world. In 30 T20 World Cup innings, he has smashed 31 sixes. 6 of those sixes came against Australia in 2010 in Bridgetown. He is the fourth-leading run-scorer in T20 World Cups and leading run-getter overall in all T20Is.
5. David Warner (31)
Australia’s opening-batter David Warner has hit 31 sixes in 30 innings with his most (7) smashes coming against India in Bridgetown in 2010. His best score of the tournament came against West Indies in Abu Dhabi in 2021. He scored an unbeaten 89 and shared a match-winning 124-run second-wicket partnership with Mitch Marsh (53). With 289 runs, he was the second leading run-getter in Australia’s triumphant 2021 T20 World Cup.
6. AB de Villiers (30)
South Africa’s wicket-keeper batter Abraham Benjamin de Villiers has scored 30 sixes in the T20 World Cups. His ability to hit sixes at every corner of the ground has earned him the title of “Mr. 360-degree”. He could hit the ball cleanly and is often regarded as one of the most terrifying batters in the history of cricket.
7. Jos Buttler (26)
English wicket-keeper batter Jos Buttler made his T20 World Cup debut in 2012 and has played 21 innings since. In a 2021 World Cup match against Sri Lanka in Sharjah, he smashed his best T20I score of 101*. His inning was studded with 6 fours and 6 sixes. In the 21 innings, he has smashed 26 sixes.
8. Dwayne Bravo (25)
West Indies’ Trinidadian all-rounder Dwayne John Bravo is famous for his death-bowling skills and the use of a slower ball. But sometimes, he is equally effective with the bat. He has batted in 30 innings and has smashed 25 sixes. His best score (66* in 36) in T20 World Cups came against India in 2009 in London.
9. Mahela Jayawardena (25)
Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardena is one of the best batters to have played cricket. This right-handed batter has hit 25 balls out of the boundary line. He was only the third batter to hit a century in a T20 World Cup. He did so against Zimbabwe in the Providence Stadium (Guyana) in 2010.
10. JP Duminy (23)
South Africa’s Jean-Paul Duminy made his T20 World Cup debut against Bangladesh in his home ground of Cape Town in 2007. He doesn’t have many batting records to his name, but his ability to hit sixes made him one of the scary batters. In 23 innings, he has hit 23 sixes.