Batsmen generally prefer to hit a lot of sixes in T20 internationals and it can do a world of good to their confidence to hit a lot more in the shortest format. Consistent Six hitting abilities have become a requirement for any batsmen to play T20 internationals and it also helps to increase the run rate.
Batsmen who can do it on a consistent basis do have a big role to play in the team and they can win the matches for their team in any situation. With the T20 Worldcup coming up this year in the month of October, it is time to look at 5 batsmen with the most sixes in T20i cricket.
5 Batsmen With The Most Sixes In T20I Cricket:
Chris Gayle can be called “the King of T20 cricket” with the number of runs he has scored in the format across the globe. He was the first player to score a century in the T20 Worldcup in 2007 in which he scored a blistering century against South Africa in the opening game.
Gayle has played 61 T20 internationals scoring 1656 runs at an average of 31.24 and a strike rate of 140.81. He has scored two centuries in the T20i so far alongside 13 half-centuries and he holds the fifth position in the list of batsmen with 106 sixes in T20 internationals.
The New Zealand opener Colin Munro is an aggressive batsman at the top of the order and he has been playing franchise cricket all over the globe. The left-hander gets under the ball quickly and he is a fearsome striker of the cricket ball. He hasn’t been playing for the international side from the last year.
However, Munro’s numbers in T20 internationals have been so good with 1724 runs in 65 matches at an average of 31.34. He is only behind Rohit Sharma in the tally for the most number of centuries in T20 internationals with three to his name and he is fourth on the list of batsmen with 107 sixes in T20is.
The England skipper Eoin Morgan will be leading his nation in the T20 Worldcup this year and he is an important player in the middle order. The left-hander is one of the most consistent six hitters in the modern era and he uses his wrist power to be very effective. The 34-year-old has immense experience in the format.
Morgan has played 102 internationals T20s so far scoring 2311 runs at an average of 29.62 and a strike rate of 138.46. He has scored 14 half-centuries but hasn’t scored a T20i century so far. Morgan is the third on the list of batsmen with 113 sixes in T20 internationals so far.
Rohit Sharma has been a prolific six-hitter throughout his career and it has got even better ever since he has started opening the batting for India. Unlike other batsmen, Rohit relies on timing and his perfect flow of the bat takes it over the ropes easily. He doesn’t hit the ball hard which is a hallmark of his game.
Rohit Sharma has the second most number of runs in T20 internationals by an Indian batsman with 2864 runs in 111 matches at an average of 32.54. He has the most number of centuries in T20 internationals with four to his name alongside 22 half-centuries. He holds the second position for the most number of sixes in the format with 133 sixes so far.
Martin Guptill holds the record for the most number of sixes in T20 Internationals with 147 sixes so far in 102 T20i matches. The New Zealand opener is an excellent T20 cricketer and he has been scoring consistently for his nation in the format for a number of years now.
Guptill has scored 2939 runs so far at an average of 32.29 with two centuries and 17 half-centuries. He likes to go down the ground and is an explosive top-order batsman. He is going to play a big role for the Kiwis in the T20 Worldcup this year.