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Top 10: Most Sixes in a Single ODI World Cup Edition by a Player

Very few batsmen in international cricket have the audacity to hit sixes at will. The natural ability to come under the ball in a fraction of a second, the apex timing, the speed of the bat swing, and the adaptable backlift are a few of the attributes of six-hitting masters.

Chris Gayle, in the 2015 ODI World Cup, was a beast when it came to six-hitting. His 26 sixes in just 6 innings is the highest number of sixes any player has hit in a single ODI World Cup edition.

This article will list the top ten batters who have hit the most sixes in a single ODI World Cup edition.

Most Sixes in a Single ODI World Cup Edition

Rohit Sharma (IND)202331112.81
Chris Gayle(WI)20152664.33
Shreyas Iyer (IND)202324112.18
David Warner (AUS)202324112.18
Glenn Maxwell (AUS)20232292.44
Daryl Mitchell (NZ)20232292.44
Eoin Morgan(ENG)201922102.20
AB de Villiers(SA)20152173.00
Quinton de Kock (SA)202321102.1
Mitchell Marsh (AUS)202321102.1
David Miller(SA)202320102.0
Heinrich Klaasen (SA)202319101.9
Fakhar Zaman (PAK)20231844.5
Matthew Hayden(AUS)200718101.80
Aaron Finch(AUS)201918101.80
Brendon McCullum(NZ)20151791.89
Rachin Ravindra (NZ)202317101.7
Martin Guptill(NZ)20151691.78
Kusal Mendis (SL)20231591.66
Sourav Ganguly(IND)200315111.36

List: Most Sixes in Overall ODIs

Key Stats

17 of 22 sixes hit by Eoin Morgan came in a single match against Afghanistan in the 2019 World Cup – the highest by any batsman in any ODI match.

Chris Gayle’s double-century knock in a 2015 WC match against Zimbabwe included 16 sixes, a major chunk of his 26 sixes that edition.

It was almost the same story in Martin Guptill’s 16 sixes stint in 2015 – 11 of those came in his 237* against WI at Wellington. This is also the highest-ever individual score in an ODI World Cup match.

Gaylestorm’s feat of 4.33 sixes per innings is also the highest among the achievers in the table above.

Six of the top 15 efforts came in the 2015 World Cup – the year in which we have seen the most number of sixes hit. Find out here how many sixes were scored in total in each World Cup edition.

ALSO READ: Reasons behind Chris Gayle’s Six Hitting Ability

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