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Top 10: Most Sixes by a Batter in Powerplay in T20I (Overall)

Powerplay in T20I cricket is considered the launchpad for a batting innings, and it is an important phase in terms of building momentum for the entire innings.

The batting team will always want their openers to provide them with positive and blazing starts by taking advantage of the fielding restrictions. A solid start in the powerplays makes life much easier for the batters coming down the order.

So one of the things a team will look for is a T20 opener who has the natural capability to hit sixes regularly and keep the scoreboard moving. One way to do this is by striking sixes, and here we will see the top 10 batters with the most sixes in powerplays in T20Is.

Most Sixes by a Batter in Powerplay in T20I

PlayerInnings6s in PowerplaysStrike Rate
Rohit Sharma (IND)11284133.16
Martin Guptill (NZ)8770128.58
Evin Lewis (WI)5159147.67
Quinton de Kock (SA)7856141.05
Aaron Finch (AUS)9451136.95
Jason Roy (ENG)6449134.69
KL Rahul (IND)6344129.33
Finn Allen (NZ)4042155.92
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)4442132.42
Paul Stirling (IRE)6142138.32

Key Stats

80: India’s fiery opener Rohit Sharma has hit the most sixes in the powerplay overs in T20I cricket. Having played the most number of innings at the top of the order, Rohit has hit over 80 maximums in powerplays through the course of his illustrious career.

156.06: This is the best-ever strike rate for a batter with 700 or more T20I runs in the powerplay overs, and the holder of the record is New Zealand’s Collin Munro. Finn Allen comes in 2nd with an amazing strike rate of 155.92 in the first 6 overs.

59.38: Similarly, in this list, the batter with the best average in this phase is Pakistan’s keeper-batter, Mohammad Rizwan. The right-hander averages 59.38 while amassing runs at a strike rate of 117.75, which is considered low by modern-day standards. KL Rahul averages 46.66 with over 1000 runs in powerplays.

5: The number of batters to have smashed 50 or more maximums in the powerplay phase of the innings alone.

7: Colin Munro has whacked the most sixes in powerplay in a T20I innings. Munro hit 7 maximums against England while scoring 57 runs at a staggering strike rate of 285. His 57 runs in the powerplay feature among the top 10 instances of batters who have scored the most runs in the first 6 overs in a T20I innings.

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