Cricket as a sport has taken a revolutionary turn after the introduction of T20. As this the shorter format of the cricket game, players tries to hit boundaries to post the big total on the board. Sometimes, bowlers fails to entertain, but batsmen never fails to entertain the audience. So, T20 format is always for batsmen. Scorecards with a large chunk of runs scored in sixes are a reality these days. Here is the list of Top 10 batsmen with most sixes in the T20 format of cricket. Check out:
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AB De Villiers – 258
AB De Villiers, one of the destructive batsman South Africa ever produced. He has played for many T20 leagues like IPL, BBL, CPL, Ram Slam T20 Challenge, etc. He has played many brilliant innings for his team. He hit 258 sixes in T20 cricket off just 218 innings.
Teams Played For: Barbados Tridents, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Africa, South Africans, Titans
Ross Taylor – 259
Having played for teams like DD, RR, PWI, and Victoria, Ross Taylor has played the role of a pinch hitter for all his teams. Taylor can bat up the order, come towards the end and has this ability to hit the big shots at will. He has 259 hits over the fence from 237 games.
Teams Played For: Central Districts, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, New Zealand, New Zealand XI, New Zealanders, North Island, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Sussex, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Victoria
Suresh Raina – 265
The talented left hand cricketer Suresh Raina is known for Mr. IPL. He never missed any T20 matches in IPL before he went to care his wife during IPL 2016. Raina has played 259 matches with 265 sixes to his name, he has a total of 3 centuries in T20 format.
Teams Played For: Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, India, Indians, Uttar Pradesh
Rohit Sharma – 268
One of the finest opener Indian Cricket Team ever produced. When it comes to T20 format, Rohit becomes dangerous. His capability is to give flying start to his name in the T20 format. Having played for DC and MC in IPL, he has a total of 268 sixes to his name.
Teams Played For: Deccan Chargers, India, India A, Indians, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians
Shane Watson – 299
Shane Watson, one of the dangerous all-rounder from Australian team, entertains his fans by hitting big sixes. He has played for RR, RCB, SS, ST and has 3 centuries and 34 fifties to his name. He has a total of 299 sixes in just 238 T20 games.
Teams Played For: Australia, Australia A, Brisbane Heat, Canterbury, Hampshire, Islamabad United, New South Wales, Queensland, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Stars, St Lucia Zouks, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder
David Warner – 314
He is the only Australian to have played for the Australian national team before playing a first class game. David Warner the pocket size dynamo has 314 hits from 238 games.
Teams Played For: Australia, Australia A, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, Middlesex, New South Wales, Northern Districts, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder
Dwayne Smith – 347
The West Indian muscle man has also played for many leagues in his T20 career. In his 306 T20 games, he has scored 7270 runs including 5 centuries and 43 fifties. He has 347 T20 sixes to his name.
Teams Played For: Barbados, Barbados Tridents, Chennai Super Kings, Chittagong Vikings, Deccan Chargers, Gujarat Lions, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Islamabad United, Khulna Royal Bengals, Mumbai Indians, New South Wales, Sussex, Sylhet Royals, West Indians, West Indies, West Indies A
Brendon McCullum – 400
The New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum known for his destructing batting. McCullum who gave the IPL a grand opening with his 158 in 2008, and remains his highest till date. He has 400 sixes to his name in 298 games including 7 centuries and 43 half-centuries.
Teams Played For: Brisbane Heat, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, Glamorgan, Gujarat Lions, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Middlesex, New South Wales, New Zealand, New Zealanders, Otago, Rangpur Riders, Sussex, Trinbago Knight Riders, Warwickshire
Kieron Pollard – 500
Kieron Pollard has the ability to hit the monster sixer in the Cricket game. He has won many matches for his team with some brilliant innings. Having played for many leagues like IPL, BBL, BPL, PSL, CPL around world, he becomes one of the important player in the T20 team. He has 500 sixes to his name in just 392 matches.
Teams Played For: Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents, Cape Cobras, Dhaka Dynamites, Dhaka Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Mumbai Indians, Somerset, South Australia, Stanford Superstars, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Chris Gayle – 772
The Jamaican superstar Chris Gayle never fails to entertain his fans. His capability is to hit gigantic sixes. In 310 matches, he has hit massive 772 sixes. He has scored 10588 runs with the highest knock of unbeaten 175. He is probably the best T20 batsman in the world.
Teams Played For: Barisal Bulls, Barisal Burners, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Karachi Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Lions, Matabeleland Tuskers, Melbourne Renegades, PCA Masters XI, Rangpur Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, West Indians, West Indies, Western Australia.
(All stats updated till 19 November 2017)