The Cricket World Cup is an event that is played under immense pressure by the players due to expectations in abundance from the fans and the management. However, T20 cricket has affected the ODI World Cup too and nowadays, it’s necessary to hit sixes either to chase a big total or to release pressure given the deck is flat mostly. Some players hit sixes in one game while there are some different players whose game rely on sixes. In this article, we will contemplate the players with the most sixes in a single World Cup.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has rocked the 2023 World Cup with carnage starts and how he leads the chart for most sixes in a single World Cup. Having played all 11 games, the gun batter has smashed 31 sixes, including 597 runs at an attractive strike rate of 125.94. The 5th leading run-getter in the 13th edition of the tournament attacked every great bowler on his way in the powerplay.
One of the greatest strikers of the ball ever, Chris Gayle gets 2nd place on the list of most sixes in a single World Cup. The Southpaw hit 26 sixes in the 2019 World Cup in just 8 innings. The t20 freak did not have a great run in the event but still, whenever he got a chance to open his hands, he did it in style.
Indian middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer announced his arrival on the big stage of the World Cup with an unmatchable swag in 2023. Playing in his debut season, the Mumbaikar has whacked 24 sixes in 11 games for India, the 3rd most in a single season. He hit 8 sixes in the semi-finals alone against New Zealand in his stellar knock of 105 off just 70 balls.
The heartbeat of Australia’s batting, David Warner finds himself in the 4th place on the elite tally of most sixes in a single World Cup. The one-time World Cup winner has turned into a six-hitting machine in the 2023 edition of the showpiece competition, smacking 24 maximums in 11 games. Warner went berserk on the fast bowlers in powerplay in every game.
List of Most Sixes in a Single World Cup
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||11||28||2023|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||8||26||2019|
|Shreyas Iyer (IND)||11||24||2023|
|David Warner (AUS)||11||24||2023|
|Glenn Maxwell (AUS)||09||22||2023|
|Daryl Mitchell (NZ)||09||22||2023|
|Eoin Morgan (ENG)||10||22||2019|
|AB De Villiers (SA)||07||21||2015|
Rohit Sharma hit the most sixes in a World Cup, 31 in 2023.
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