Sixes in cricket is un-arguably the more exhilarating and thrilling part of the game. Listening to the crowd’s cheer when a batsman hits the ball out of the park boosts the adrenaline flow of the body. Here’s a complete list of the most sixes in IPL by an individual player and teams.
IPL has seen many super-hitters in 14 seasons of the IPL. All around the year, fans wait to witness the super cricketing show by the world-class power hitters.
Amid the 14th season of the tournament, KreedOn brings a complete list of the most sixes in IPL by an individual player, teams, and a lot more details and stats on SIXES.
Most sixes in IPL
|237||AB de Villiers||171||156||3192||13.58|
Chris Gayle: Most sixes in IPL
The West Indies cricketing giant holds the record for most sixes in IPL. With 351 sixes in 133 matches, Gale is at the top of the list.
Gayle’s batting style is not known for singles or hard running between the wickets. He believes in going beyond the boundaries every time he hits the ball. Another record of hitting most sixes in IPL in an innings belongs to him only. He smashed 17 sixes against the Pune Warriors in 2013.
AB de Villiers: Most sixes in IPL
The list of the most sixes in IPL cannot be completed without mentioning ‘Mr. 360’- AB de Villiers. The RCB player is second on this list with 237 sixes in 171 matches. De Villiers can smash any bowling line up when he is in the mood.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Most sixes in IPL
CSK skipper, MS Dhoni, 3rd in the list with 216 sixes in 205 matches played. The man has the ability to single-handedly change the fate of any game, we all have seen it on multiple occasions. The 2011 WC finals stand at the top of the list. The former India captain is still one of the best finishers of the game.
Rohit Sharma: Most sixes in IPL
Rohit’s game is completely natural, the man is a true talent, born to play cricket. When he bats, he makes the game look so easier. Be it the world’s best bowling lineup, but, once he settles down on the crease, he is simply unstoppable. He is the most successful IPL captain with 5 winning titles. With 215 sixes in 202 matches, Rohit is at 4th place in the list of the most sixes in IPL.
It is almost impossible to keep the Indian skipper out of any record book. The ‘Run machine‘ Kohli stands at 5th spot in the leaderboard of the most sixes in IPL. Kohli has 201 sixes on his name in 192 matches.
Another West Indies player, Kieron Pollard, famously known for his hard-hitting batting style. Recently, he became the 3rd player to hit 6 sixes in an over only after Yuvraj Singh and H. Gibbs. The strong-built man has the capability to crumble any bowling line up. With 198 sixes in 166 matches, Pollard stands at number 6 in the list of the most sixes in IPL.
SRH skipper, David Warner is one of the most lethal batsmen in the world. He is an opener for the SRH in the 2021 edition of the IPL.
It is best for the bowlers to get him out as soon as possible because once he is set, he is a nightmare for bowlers. David stands at 7th spot in the list of the most sixes in IPL. To date, he has 195 sixes on his name in 145 matches in IPL.
CSK’s star batsman, Suresh Raina is one of the most dependable cricketers in the world. His batting capabilities is known by all. He is the first batsman in IPL history to cross the 2,000 and 5,000 runs mark.
In 14 seasons of IPL, Raina has hit 198 sixes in 194 matches.
The former Australian player is an asset for any team owing to his all-round capabilities.
He has an attacking style of play. Watson is known for his magic with both bat and ball. In his 145 IPL matches, he has 190 sixes in his bag.
The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has 163 sixes from 189 matches he has played in IPL. Uthappa was a true match-winner for KKR. Best known for his consistency.
Most Frequently six hitters in IPL
Most individual sixes in an IPL match
|17||Chris Gayle (175*)||RCB||PWI||Bengaluru||23 April 2013|
|13||Brendon McCullum (158*)||KKR||RCB||Bengaluru||18 April 2008|
|13||Chris Gayle (128*)||RCB||DD||Delhi||17 May 2012|
|12||Chris Gayle (117)||RCB||PBKS||Bengaluru||6 May 2015|
|12||AB de Villiers (129*)||RCB||GL||Bengaluru||14 May 2016|
Most sixes by batsmen in an IPL season
Most sixes by one side in an IPL match
|21||Royal Challengers Bangalore (263/5)||PWI||Bengaluru||23 April 2013|
|20||Royal Challengers Bangalore (248/3)||GL||Bengaluru||14 May 2016|
|20||Delhi Daredevils (214/3)||GL||Delhi||4 May 2017|
|18||Royal Challengers Bangalore (226/3)||PBKS||Bengaluru||6 May 2015|
|18||Rajasthan Royals (226/6)||PBKS||Sharjah||27 Sep 2020|
Total number of sixes hit by each of the current eight IPL sides since inception
|1197||Royal Challengers Bangalore||196||2008||21930||18.32|
|1073||Kings XI Punjab $||190||2008||21884||20.40|
|1050||Chennai Super Kings||179||2008||20720||19.73|
|1015||Kolkata Knight Riders||192||2008||21743||21.42|
|975||Delhi Capitals #||194||2008||22027||22.59|
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