In today’s cricket, a batsman’s ability to knock six is seen as quite valuable. Hitting the ball past the boundary is not simple. To get the ball through, you’ll need some superb timing. Although the power factor is beneficial, it does not always guarantee the intended outcome. The most important factor that batsmen rely on to pass the boundary is timing. It’s also crucial to choose the correct ball to hit.
Listening to the crowd yell when a batsman smashes the ball out of the park is undoubtedly the most thrilling aspect of cricket. Over the years, ODI cricket has witnessed a slew of power-hitters who have made hitting sixes look easy. In a one-day match, the last 10 overs may make or break the game. During these overs, the batting team is on the lookout.
These 10 overs have the power to determine the game’s final outcome. Previously, there were no death-over specialists available to bowl towards the conclusion of the innings. However, with the power game, large bats, and fielding limits on the way, containing the batting team in the last ten overs is critical. Many cricketers have blasted sixes in the last 10 overs of a match over the years, but only a handful have done it on many occasions.
Here we look at the players with the most sixes in the last 10 overs in ODIs since 2010:
Jos Buttler is an English cricketer who is now the vice-captain of the England cricket team and the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He hits the ball hard and far. He’s recognized for his big-hitting ability and explosive innings. Buttler has the ability to quickly take the game away from the opponents. Some consider him England’s greatest white ball batsman of all time.
During the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Buttler was the vice-captain of the England side, which won the tournament for the first time in their history. In the last ten overs since 2010, he has struck 83 sixes.
MS Dhoni is a former Indian cricket captain who led the Indian national team in limited-overs and Tests cricket from 2008 to 2014. India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy when he was captain. He is one of the most powerful hitters in the game. It’s no surprise that he’s ranked second on the list. Since 2013, he has struck 80 sixes in the business end of the game.
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is a former professional cricketer from South Africa. During his 15-year international career, De Villiers was crowned ICC ODI Player of the Year three times and was selected one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade at the end of 2019. He is well-known for his ability to effortlessly cross a boundary.
He is one of the most accurate cricket ball hitters. He has a knack for hitting balls all around the park. ABD is a foregone conclusion that it will appear on this list. De Villiers is recognized for a variety of unorthodox strokes, notably behind the wicket-keeper. He is regarded as one of the most inventive and destructive batsmen of the current period, as well as one of the finest of all time. Since 2010, he has hit 74 sixes in the last ten overs.
Eoin Morgan is an English limited-overs cricket captain who also captains the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and Middlesex in the Vitality T20 Blast. England won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup under his captaincy for the first time in the tournament’s history.
Morgan was selected England captain for the 2015 Cricket World Cup after Alastair Cook was ousted from the ODI captaincy on 19 December 2014. Morgan had previously commanded England in ODIs and T20Is as a stand-in. He is the first England captain to have scored more than four One-Day Internationals centuries. Morgan has 66 sixes in the last ten overs since 2010.