T20 cricket is the most famous and entertaining format of cricket around the globe. The power hitter batters make this shortest format of the game thrilling by hitting the ball outside the boundary lines. In the T20 World Cup, batsman like Yuvraj Singh has even struck 6 sixes in a single over of Stuart Broad in the inaugural season which was a record of achieving this feat at the international level. No batsman has reached this milestone in the T20 World Cup after Yuvraj Singh.
In terms of most sixes in the T20 World Cup, then the credit goes to the West Indies’ most threatening batsman Chris Gayle. He is leading the list of hitting the most sixes in the T20 World Cup.
Let’s see who comes after Gayle in the list of the most sixes in the T20 World Cup:
1. Chris Gayle (63 Sixes in 33 Matches)
Chris Gayle, a left-handed batsman of the West Indies, is in the top position for hitting the most sixes in the T20 World Cup. He is the most dangerous batsman in the shortest format of the game and has hit 63 sixes in the T20 World from his 31 innings. In the T20 World Cup, he gave his best in the 1st match against South Africa in 2007, where he scored 117 runs from 57 balls that helped West Indies to add 205 runs on the scoreboard but they could not save the total. Despite Windes losing that match, Gayle was named Man of the Match for his eye-catching performance. Chris Gayle made his T20 debut against New Zealand in Auckland on February 16, 2006, and his last appearance in T20 is in the match against Australia in Abu Dhabi on November 06, 2021. Since his debut, he has appeared in 79 T20I and added 1899 runs at the strike rate of 137.50.
2. Rohit Sharma (34 Sixes in 33 Matches)
Rohit Sharma, the hitman of the Indian team, is at the 2nd position for adding the most sixes in the T20 World Cup. He has added 31 sixes from his 30 innings in the T20 World Cup and is the 2nd Indian batsman to hit the most sixes in the T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma’s highest individual score in the T20 World Cup is an undefeated 79 runs which he made in the 15th match against Australia while chasing a target of 185 runs in 2010. In his T20 World Cup career from 2007 to 2016, he has appeared in 33 matches and has scored 847 runs at a strike rate of 131.5. Rohit made his T20 debut against England at Durban on September 19, 2007, since then he has played in 125 matches and added 3313 runs for India at a strike rate of 139.55.
3. Yuvraj Singh (33 Sixes in 31 Matches)
Yuvraj Singh, a former Indian left-handed all-rounder, is in the number 3 position for hitting the most sixes in the T20 World Cup. In his T20 World Cup career from 2007 to 2016, he has appeared in 31 T20I where he struck 33 sixes from 28 innings. His best effort in the T20 World Cup came in the semi-final competition against Australia in 2007, where he scored 70 runs that helped the Indian team to reach the final, and Yuvi was named Man of the Match in that match. He has always been a crucial part of the Indian team in any format of the game, but after the 2014 T20 World Cup final, he faced so much hatred from the public. He made his T20 debut against Scotland at Durban on September 13, 2007, since then he added 1177 runs from 51 T20 innings at a strike rate of 136.38.
4. Shane Watson (31 Sixes in 24 Matches)
Shane Watson, a former right-handed Australian all-rounder, comes at the 4th position in the list of the most sixes in the T20 World Cup. Shane Watson was a vital player who loved to bat as well as ball and he struck 31 sixes from his 22 innings in the T20 World Cup with his highest score of 81 runs. In his T20 World Cup career from 2007 to 2016, he appeared in 24 matches for Australia where he scored 537 runs at the strike rate of 140.94 with 5 fifties. He made his T20 debut for Australia against South Africa at Johannesburg on February 24, 2006, since then he added 1462 runs from 56 T20 innings at a strike rate of 145.32.
5. David Warner (31 Sixes in 30 Matches)
David Warner, a left-handed opener of Australia, is listed at the number 5th position for hitting the most sixes in the T20 World Cup. David Warner is one of the best openers in the World who has hit 31 sixes from his 30 innings in the T20 World Cup. In his T20 World Cup journey from 2007 to 2021, he has appeared in 30 matches and added 762 runs for his team at a strike rate of 135.10. In the last session of the T20 World Cup in 2021, David Warner came in 2nd place as the highest scorer and he gave his best in the 38th match of the T20 World Cup 2021 against West Indies where he struck unbeaten 89 runs.
List of Most sixes in T20 World Cup
|Chris Gayle||63||33||West Indies||117|
|AB de Villiers||30||30||South Africa||79*|
|Dwayne Bravo||25||34||West Indies||66*|
|Mahila Jayawardene||25||31||Sri Lanka||100|
|JP Duminy||23||25||South Africa||86*|
Let see which player have scored most sixes in each T20 world cup tournament. Check the list below.
Most sixes in T20 World Cup in Each Edition
|Craig McMillan||13||6||New Zealand||2007|
|Chris Gayle||16||6||West Indies||2012|