Top 10: Batters with Most Sixes in Death Overs in IPL

As the game enters the death overs (last 4 overs) in the IPL, we witness a flurry of runs being scored by batters. That’s because they look to finish their team’s innings on a higher note.

In the process, the batters increase the scoring rate by hitting boundaries and putting bowlers under pressure. And what’s a better way of scoring runs than sending the ball sailing over the ropes?

The IPL has seen some of the best death over specialist batters with a penchant for hitting long sixes.

So, here we look at the top 10 batters with the most sixes in the death overs in the IPL.

Most Sixes in Death Overs in IPL

PlayerInningsSixes in Death Overs
MS Dhoni171174
Kieron Pollard117127
AB de Villiers75112
Andre Russell6393
Dinesh Karthik11590
Hardik Pandya7882
Rohit Sharma7579
Virat Kohli6870
Ravindra Jadeja12966
David Miller7560

Key Insights

MS Dhoni, one of the best finishers, leads the pack with the most sixes in the death overs in the IPL. 

The former CSK skipper is the only batter to have scored 1500+ runs and 150+ sixes in the last 4 overs in the league. Kieron Pollard and Dinesh Karthik have amassed 1500+ runs in death overs, but their sixes tally is not even close to Dhoni’s. 

Mahi also leads the chart with the most maximums in the 20th over, with over 65 sixes. And he is the only one with 50 or more sixes in the last over of the game.

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the only 2 batters who have smashed 50 or more sixes in the powerplay phase and death over phase. 

Over 11 batters have struck more than 50 sixes in the death overs in the IPL.

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