The cricket world is moving on the path of football, where the leagues will decide the future of cricket. Some of the most lucrative leagues in the world right now are those that produce some of the most exciting talents. One such league is the Big Bash League in Australia, which is among the top leagues in cricket.
The 11th edition of the BBL will kick off on December 13 and a total of 61 matches will take place in the tournament. With a total of 10 successful editions, the history of BBL is very rich. This league features some of the most destructive batsmen in the world of cricket. And as you know, hitting sixes is the most important feature of any batsman in the T20 format. So, in this article, we will discuss the list of batters with the most sixes in BBL history.
5. Dan Christian (96 sixes) in 121 games
At No. 5 is the hard-hitting all-rounder from Australia, Daniel Christian. The 39-year-old is a veteran when it comes to his BBL career. He has been part of the league since its inception in 2011. Christian has played for the Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, and Sydney Sixers in his BBL career so far. He has played in 121 matches and scored 2009 runs with nine half-centuries and 96 sixes overall.
4. Ben McDermott (102 sixes) in 74 games
Next on the list is the young wicket-keeper batter from Australia, Ben McDermott. The 27-year-old is very explosive at the top and likes to take on the bowlers from the very first ball. He made his BBL debut in 2014 for Brisbane Heat and has played for two more franchises since then: Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades. In his 74-match BBL career, he has scored 2139 runs at an average and strike rate of 36.87 and 138.89, including three centuries and 10 half-centuries. He has also hit 102 sixes so far in the BBL.
3. Aaron Finch (104 sixes) in 87 games
The Australian white-ball skipper, Aaron Finch, is third on the list. Finch has also been part of the league since the inaugural season and everyone knows how dangerous he can be with the bat. He has played for only the Melbourne Renegades in his BBL career. In 87 matches, he has scored 2817 runs at an average of 34.77 and a strike rate of 134.07. He also has two centuries and 22 half-centuries with 104 sixes in the BBL.
2. Glenn Maxwell (109 sixes) in 100 games
When it comes to hitting the ball to different parts of the ground, not many can match Glenn Maxwell. The hard-hitting all-rounder is second on the list. Maxi made his BBL debut for the Melbourne Renegades in 2011 and has also played for the Melbourne Stars. He has played a total of 100 matches in the tournament and scored 2673 runs at an average and strike rate of 33.83 and 150.84 respectively. He has also scored two centuries and 18 fifties, along with 109 sixes in the BBL.
1. Chris Lynn (180 sixes) in 102 BBL games
There are hardly any batters in the BBL who can hit long sixes like this guy. The veteran Australian opener, Chris Lynn, is a beast when it comes to hitting the bowlers. He is a six-hitting machine. Lynn has been in the league since the very first season. He has played for the Brisbane Heat during this period. In 102 matches, he has made 3005 runs at an average of 34.54 and a strike rate of 148.83. Lynn also had one century and 24 half-centuries in the BBL, along with 180 sixes.
Most Sixes in BBL History