The ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup will be beginning from the 23rd of October and fans can barely keep calm at the moment. With the current Indian Premier League being held in the UAE, the Indians will be eagerly waiting for cricket to return home as the tournament is taking place in India.
With the storm of multiple T20 tournaments taking place back to back, fans can expect nothing except for raining sixes and smashing fours. The tournament will be missing many big names this year, most of who are big hitters and would smash the ball out of the park.
However, the new players are just as capable as the past players. Let us take a look at five players who have hit the most number of sixes in T20 cricket.
1. Aaron Finch
The Australian captain has been a power hitter for a long time and has shown his strength in the shortest format of the game. Finch has amassed 107 sixes in the 20 over format and will be looking to add a few more to his international tally. The Indians have witnessed his huge hitting in the IPL when he played for the Pune Warriors India and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Along with some sixes, the Aussie will look towards winning the trophy for the first time for his country.
2. Eoin Morgan
Another captain who was a part of England’s 2010 World T20 winning squad, Morgan has hit a total of 116 sixes in his T20 career for England and Ireland. With a poor string of scores at the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Morgan will be looking to redeem himself at the World Cup. However, the fans are aware of Morgan’s power-hitting and strong pull on the leg side which can send the ball a long way into the stands.
3. Chris Gayle
The Universe Boss is known for his sixes and the fans are aware of the Gayle Storm. When he gets going with his bat, the forecast always reads as raining sixes all around the park. With a total of 121 sixes in the T20 format for the West Indies, it is shocking that Gayle is not at the top of the list. However, his form and attacking batting cannot be questioned in any manner, even though the number of sixes is not at the top.
4. Rohit Sharma
The Indian opener who has been a stalwart for the team for many years has his name in second place. The man with the perfect timing for every ball thrown at him, Rohit has managed to send the ball on that side of the boundary rope a total of 132 times. His role at the T20 World Cup will be crucial if India is willing to regain its throne from 2007.
5. Martin Guptill
There is no surprise when we see the name who tops this list. Martin Guptill has amassed 147 sixes for New Zealand in the T20 format and he still has a chance to keep this record to himself. He can easily break the 150 mark this year and strengthen his position at the top. The world is familiar with his powerful hitting and formidable batting at the top of the order. A key player for the black caps this year, Guptill will be one batsman to look out for.