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

Nowadays, six-hitting has become synonymous with T20I cricket. Batters are muscling the ball with sheer power and timing into the stands at their will.

This is true for the T20 World Cup as well, which has witnessed some elegant strikers of the ball wreak havoc on bowlers. The likes of Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, and Yuvraj Singh have hogged the limelight with their top-notch six-hitting skills in the tournaments.

In this article, we’ll list the top 10 batters with the most sixes in T20 World Cup history.

Most Sixes in T20 World Cup

PlayerInningsSixes
Chris Gayle (WI)3163
Rohit Sharma (IND)3635
Jos Buttler (ENG)2733
Yuvraj Singh (IND)2833
Shane Watson (AUS)2231
David Warner (AUS)3431
AB de Villiers (SA)2930
Virat Kohli (IND)2528
Dwayne Bravo (WI)3025
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)3125

Key Insights

Chris Gayle holds the record for smashing the most sixes in T20 World Cup history. The mighty Caribbean batter struck 63 maximums in 31 innings. That’s almost 2 sixes per innings!

Gayle has also whacked the most sixes in a single edition of the T20 World Cup. He smashed 16 sixes in 6 innings in the 2012 edition.

When it comes to a single innings, Gayle again sits at the top with 11 maximums against England during his unbeaten 100 in the 2016 edition. The Universe Boss is the only batter to hit 10 or more sixes in an innings twice. The other instance came in 2007 against South Africa when he slammed 10 sixes in his 117-run knock.

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19 out of the 30 sixes smashed by AB de Villiers came in the death overs in the T20 World Cup. 

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