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Most Sixes in IPL: Top 25 batsmen with most sixes in IPL history

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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 15th 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.

Complete list of top 25 batsmen with most sixes in IPL history

S.NPlayerMatInnsRunsHSAveSR1005004s6s
1Chris Gayle1421414965175*39.72148.966318404357
2AB de Villiers1841705162133*39.70151.6834010413251
3Rohit Sharma2142095652109*31.22130.3814013495229
4MS Dhoni222195481284*40.10136.000244334221
5KA Pollard179161327187*29.73149.490164212214
6Virat Kohli209201633611337.49130.075426549212
7Suresh Raina2052005528100*32.51136.731398506203
8David Warner150150544912641.59139.964508525201
9Shane Watson1451413874117*30.99137.914217375190
10Robin Uthappa19518848008728.07130.570267472171
11Yusuf Pathan174154320410029.12142.971139262158
12Ambati Rayudu1771663958100*29.31127.3012113327152
13Yuvraj Singh13212627508324.77129.710134217149
14AD Russell8671172588*29.23177.83092120146
15KL Rahul96873313132*46.66136.502272284137
16Sanju Samson122118312311929.46135.013168239137
17BB McCullum1091092880158*27.69131.742136293130
18Shikhar Dhawan1931925827106*34.89126.7824410659125
19DR Smith9189238587*28.39135.200178245117
20Dinesh Karthik215194409297*26.06130.3101912403116
21Rishabh Pant85852499128*34.70147.341154225113
22Glen Maxwell979320189525.22151.8401211166112
23Virendra Sehwag104104272812227.55155.442167334106
24F du Plessis1029530289635.20131.650235269103
25Manish Pandey1561453571114*30.26121.7512112310103

Chris Gayle: Most sixes in IPL

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The West Indies cricketing giant holds the record for most sixes in IPL. With 357 sixes in 142 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

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The list of the most sixes in IPL cannot be completed without mentioningMr. 360’- AB de Villiers. The RCB player is second on this list with 251 sixes in 184 matches. De Villiers can smash any bowling line up when he is in the mood.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Most sixes in IPL

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CSK skipper, MS Dhoni, 3rd in the list with 221 sixes in 222 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

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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 229 sixes in 214 matches, Rohit is at 4th place in the list of the most sixes in IPL.

Virat Kohli

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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 212 sixes on his name in 209 matches.

Kieron Pollard

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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 214 sixes in 179 matches, Pollard stands at number 6 in the list of the most sixes in IPL.

David Warner

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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 201 sixes on his name in 150 matches in IPL.

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Suresh Raina

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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 203 sixes in 205 matches.

Shane Watson

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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.

Robin Uthappa

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The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has 171 sixes from 195 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

Balls/6BatsmanMatchesInningsBallsSixes
6.45Andre Russell7461832129
9.11Chris Gayle1321313179349
9.11Hardik Pandya807484793
10.19Kieron Pollard1641472017198
10.44Sunil Narine1206654352
10.69Glenn Maxwell827997391

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Most individual sixes in an IPL match

SixesBatsman (runs)ForOppositionVenueDate
17Chris Gayle (175*)RCBPWIBengaluru23 April 2013
13Brendon McCullum (158*)KKRRCBBengaluru18 April 2008
13Chris Gayle (128*)RCBDDDelhi17 May 2012
12Chris Gayle (117)RCBPBKSBengaluru6 May 2015
12AB de Villiers (129*)RCBGLBengaluru14 May 2016

Most sixes by batsmen in an IPL season

SixesBatsmanForYearMatchesInningsBallsBalls/6
59Chris GayleRCB201215144567.73
52Andre RussellKKR201914132494.79
51Chris GayleRCB201316164538.88
44Chris GayleRCB201112123327.55
38Chris GayleRCB201514143338.76
38Virat KohliRCB2016161664016.84

Most sixes by one side in a single IPL match

SixesForOppositionVenueDate
21Royal Challengers Bangalore (263/5)PWIBengaluru23 April 2013
20Royal Challengers Bangalore (248/3)GLBengaluru14 May 2016
20Delhi Daredevils (214/3)GLDelhi4 May 2017
18Royal Challengers Bangalore (226/3)PBKSBengaluru6 May 2015
18Rajasthan Royals (226/6)PBKSSharjah27 Sep 2020

Total number of sixes hit by each of the current eight IPL sides since inception

SixesForMatchesSinceBallsBalls/6
1232Mumbai Indians20320082355119.12
1197Royal Challengers Bangalore19620082193018.32
1073Kings XI Punjab $19020082188420.40
1050Chennai Super Kings17920082072019.73
1015Kolkata Knight Riders19220082174321.42
975Delhi Capitals #19420082202722.59
874Rajasthan Royals16120081833420.98
610Sunrisers Hyderabad12420131432223.48

 


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