Most Sixes in International Cricket – Overall and in Each Format

Updated on: Jun 1, 2022 3:00 pm IST

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    Most Sixes in International Cricket – Let’s delve into the most number of sixes hit by the player in his international career (combined of all formats).

    Chris Gayle tops the list of most sixes in cricket with 550 sixes and has been the highest six-hitter in international format and it will be difficult for any player to cross his number of 550. Then, comes Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi and then Indian opener Rohit Sharma.

    Most sixes in cricket

    Player

    Matches

    Sixes

    Chris Gayle

    478

    550

    Shahid Afridi

    524

    476

    Rohit Sharma

    381

    440

    Most sixes in T20I

    T20 is the format, where you need to hit sixes to make the game more entertaining and upto the mark with a big score on the board. The shorter format requires a talented hard hitting player, who can accelerate the team’s score very well.

    The Universe Boss Chris Gayle has not played enough matches for West Indies in the last few years in the T20I format, and falls behind the Kiwi Martin Guptill who is leading by a fine margin. Guptill has hit the most sixes in T20 format, the Kiwi international is a delight to watch, when he’s on song.

    Player

    Matches

    Sixes

    Martin Guptill

    102

    147

    Rohit Sharma

    111

    133

    Chris Gayle

    74

    121

    Most sixes in ODI

    ODI is the format, where different set of players have different job to do at a certain point in game. Middle order players are the ones, who need to get going as soon as they get settled in the field, and the finish the scoreboard on a high. Shahid Afridi is the player, who has hit the most sixes (351) in the ODI format. He was an explosive batsman, and his stats in ODIs depicts the same.

    The Sri Lanka opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya was terrific during his playing days and fired all cylinders in the ODI format. If the player of his calibre would have played in this T20I era, he would have surely topped the list.

    Player

    Matches

    Sixes

    Shahid Afridi

    398

    351

    Chris Gayle

    301

    331

    Sanath Jayasuriya

    445

    270

    Most sixes in Test

    Last but not the least, let’s check out the players who have hit most sixes in the longest format of the game. Test matches are not usually about hard hitting and aggressive cricket, but there have been players, who played fast in the game that needs patience.

    Brendon-McCullum

    Brendon McCullum has hit 107 sixes in the test format, which is the highest. He was a very aggressive batsman in this format of the game, and used to play, as if he’s playing an ODI game. While, the Australian wicket-keeper Gilchrist was impressive with his six-hitting capabilities as well.

    Player

    Matches

    Sixes

    Brendon McCulum

    176

    107

    Adam Gilchrist

    137

    100

    Chris Gayle

    182

    98

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