Hitting a six is a skill that needs multiple things to go well in tandem. Picking the right ball to hit, timing the shot to perfection, the angle of the bat swing, adequate wrist power, and most importantly, the rotation of the hip – everything needs to be perfected. For few, all the before-mentioned prowess comes naturally. Without a doubt, Chris Gayle is one of that. The Universal boss is the master six-hitter in the world of cricket, and he deservedly rules the international six-hitting numbers by a big margin.
When you have someone like him sporting in a mega event like World Cup, there is no doubt that he will shine in the entire tournament with his six-hitting ability. Tournament-wise, he has hit and delivered the most number of sixes in a season.
The table below will list the top six hitters in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.
Most Sixes in Single Edition of T20 World Cup
|Chris Gayle (WI)||16||2012||6|
|Marlon Samuels (WI)||15||2012||6|
|Shane Watson (AUS)||15||2012||6|
|Tamim Iqbal (BAN)||14||2016||6|
|Craig McMillan (NZ)||13||2007||5|
|Luke Wright (ENG)||13||2012||5|
|Stephan Myburgh (NED)||13||2014||7|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||13||2021||6|
|Yuvraj Singh (IND)||12||2007||5|
|Cameron White (AUS)||12||2010||7|
|Glenn Maxwell (AUS)||12||2014||4|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||12||2016||6|
|Mohammad Shahzad (AFG)||12||2016||7|
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||12||2021||6|
Though Jos Buttler has been featured twice in this list, Gayle has the most number of seasons with 10+ sixes in a single tournament. He hit 10 or more sixes in 2012, 2016, & 2007.
In the 2014 World Cup, Glenn Maxwell batted only 4 innings – the lowest number of innings for any player to be in this list.
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