Left-handed batsmen are a delight to watch when they get going and they do possess a unique set of elegance that isn’t visible in the right-handed batsmen. ODI Cricket can be a nightmare sometimes for bowlers when bowling to certain batsmen who like to the aerial root a lot more than playing shots off the ground.
Their flow and bat swing are so precise that they time the ball to six on most occasions than hitting the ball hard. These aggressive batsmen get a lot more value in the ODI team for their ability to turn the game on its head quickly. Here are 5 left-handed batsmen with the most sixes in ODI cricket.
5 Left Handed Batsmen With Most Sixes In ODI Cricket:
Probably, Yuvraj Singh was India’s best left-hander in ODI internationals as he was excellent in the middle order and his ability to hit sixes easily was always a hallmark of his game. Yuvraj came into the Indian squad at a very young age and he always liked to take on the bowler.
The tall left-hander gets under the ball quickly and he has was the first to hit six sixes in an over in T20 internationals. Yuvraj was always a match-winner and he was also the man of the tournament when India won the 50 over World cup in 2011. He stands fifth in the list of left-handed batsmen with 155 sixes in ODI cricket.
Sourav Ganguly was one of the greats of the game especially in ODI cricket where he excelled a lot and was handed the responsibility of captaincy at a young age. He was always known for his passion and his love for the country and he was pipped as born to be a leader.
Ganguly likes to get down the track against the spinners and he uses his feet towards the bowler exceedingly well. He times the shots more than power hitting and was very elegant at the top of the order throughout his international career. He stands fourth in the list of left-handed batsmen with 190 sixes in ODI cricket.
The current England skipper Eoin Morgan has already reached heights by taking England to their first-ever win in Worldcup 2019 with his leadership. He has been an excellent player in the middle over finishing off games and also carrying on from the aggressive starts given by the openers.
The 34-year-old is a natural six-hitter and he uses his wrist power to hit sixes. He is strongly built and he uses his feet towards the spinners to take on them. He can hit a long ball and is very destructive at the back end of the innings. He has hit 218 sixes in the 243 ODI games and stands third in the list of left-handed batsmen with most sixes in ODI cricket.
The former Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya was one of the most aggressive batsmen at the top of the order and he never feared to take on the bowler. He did not have a solid technique like other batsmen but did manage to very effective and is considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders in ODI cricket.
Jayasuriya was physically a strong man and he always used the pace of the bowlers to his advantage. Some of his shots on the leg side were mind-blowing and he had a big role to play for Sri Lanka for years. He has played 445 ODI internationals and has hit 270 sixes which is the fourth most by a left-handed batsman in the format.
Chris Gayle is a master of six-hitting and he still has been playing international cricket for West Indies in T20Is. The 41-year-old big man from the Caribbean has broken many of the records related to sixes and he has played 301 ODI internationals and has scored more than 10,000 runs.
Gayle holds the record for the most number of sixes by left-hand batsmen in One-day internationals and he is strongly built enough that even when he hasn’t got the timing, it goes over the rope and he hits maximums for fun.
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