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Top 10: Batters with Most Sixes in Death Overs in T20 World Cup History

The last 4 overs, also known as death overs, of a T20I innings are crucial in terms of boosting the team’s scoring rate. The team might either be setting up a competitive total or chasing a huge target.

Thus batters look to fetch as many boundaries and sixes as possible to keep their team in the game. The high-stakes T20 World Cup has seen many batters swinging their willows to hit massive sixes in death overs.

This article will list the top 10 batters with the most sixes in death overs (17-20) in T20 World Cup history.

Most Sixes in Death Overs in T20 World Cup

PlayerInningsSixes in Death Overs
AB de Villiers (SA)1119
Yuvraj Singh (IND)1115
JP Duminy (SA)1213
Albie Morkel (SA)1713
David Miller (SA)1312
Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK)1212
Jos Buttler (ENG)911
MS Dhoni (IND)1910
Michael Hussey (AUS)1110
Shoaib Malik (PAK)1710

Key Insights

AB de Villiers holds the record for smashing the most sixes in death overs in T20 World Cup history. The Proteas batter struck 19 maximums in 11 games.

ABD and Yuvraj Singh are the only 2 batters who have hit 15 or more sixes in the last 4 overs in the T20 tournament. 

6 of the 15 sixes hammered by Yuvraj came in a single over, making him the first batter to hit 6 sixes in 6 balls in T20Is. The left-hander thrashed England’s Stuart Broad for 6 consecutive maximums in the 19th over on September 19, 2007.

During that process, Yuvi also scored the fastest fifty in the T20 World Cup, taking a mere 12 balls to bring up his 50.

MS Dhoni, who carted out 10 sixes, accumulated the most runs in death overs in the T20 World Cup. The 2007 T20 World Cup-winning captain scored 265 runs at an average of 53 and a strike rate of 169.87 in 19 innings.

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