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Most Sixes In IPL: Top 10 Batsmen | Updated 2021

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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.

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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.

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Most sixes in IPL

Sixes Batsman Matches Innings Balls Balls/6
351 Chris Gayle 133 131 3179 9.11
237 AB de Villiers 171 156 3192 13.58
216 MS Dhoni 205 182 3387 15.68
215 Rohit Sharma 202 195 4004 18.80
201 Virat Kohli 192 84 4496 22.36

Chris Gayle: Most sixes in IPL

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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

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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 237 sixes in 171 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 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

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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 215 sixes in 202 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 201 sixes on his name in 192 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 198 sixes in 166 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 195 sixes on his name in 145 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 198 sixes in 194 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 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

Balls/6 Batsman Matches Innings Balls Sixes
6.45 Andre Russell 74 61 832 129
9.11 Chris Gayle 132 131 3179 349
9.11 Hardik Pandya 80 74 847 93
10.19 Kieron Pollard 164 147 2017 198
10.44 Sunil Narine 120 66 543 52
10.69 Glenn Maxwell 82 79 973 91

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Most individual sixes in an IPL match

Sixes Batsman (runs) For Opposition Venue Date
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

Sixes Batsman For Year Matches Innings Balls Balls/6
59 Chris Gayle RCB 2012 15 14 456 7.73
52 Andre Russell KKR 2019 14 13 249 4.79
51 Chris Gayle RCB 2013 16 16 453 8.88
44 Chris Gayle RCB 2011 12 12 332 7.55
38 Chris Gayle RCB 2015 14 14 333 8.76
38 Virat Kohli RCB 2016 16 16 640 16.84

Most sixes by one side in an IPL match

Sixes For Opposition Venue Date
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

Sixes For Matches Since Balls Balls/6
1232 Mumbai Indians 203 2008 23551 19.12
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
874 Rajasthan Royals 161 2008 18334 20.98
610 Sunrisers Hyderabad 124 2013 14322 23.48


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