The 16th edition of IPL began with the crowd-puller match between defending champions Gujarat Titans and 4 times champions Chennai Super Kings. So far the tournament has provided numerous thrillers to enjoy for the fans. Especially sixes have played a huge role in a team’s victory and each time contains two or three big hitters who are able to change the course of a match at any given time. Let’s put you through the players with the most sixes in IPL 2023.
Faf Du Plessis
The skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore Faf Du Plessis is leading his team with the example of being among the top run-getters and occupies the top place on the chart of most sixes in IPL 2023. Captaining his side in 6 games, he has clobbered 28 sixes to date. The Proteas top-order batsman has accumulated 466 runs at an excellent average of 58.25 and his strike rate of 159.58 is enough to scare any bowler.
One of the finest clean hitters of the ball, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s formidable middle order batter Glenn Maxwell stands 2nd on the chart of most sixes in IPL 2023. In 9 matches played in the event, the Aussie stalwart has smacked 23 sixes which contributed amply to his 262 runs tally at a boasting strike rate of 183.21.
With his boisterous batting exploits, Ruturaj Gaikwad has established himself as one of the vital cogs of the Chennai Super Kings franchise. The Maharashtra-born player has made a good start to the season with 354 runs in 10 matches in his name which include 19 sixes (the 6th most sixes in IPL 2023). He has hit 2 fifties too, whereas his best innings remained 92 off 50 balls.
The first Indian to hit a ton this season, Venkatesh Iyer finds himself in the 13th spot on the elite list of most sixes in IPL 2023 with 16 sixes in 10 matches. Iyer has been in pristine touch with the bat, amassing 303 runs for KKR. While his impressive strike rate of 149.26 dictates his mind-boggling bashing in the cash-rich league.
LSG’s most aggressive basher, opener Kyle Mayers has hit 20 sixes in 10 matches, which is the 6th most sixes in IPL 2023. The Southpaw from Barbados utilizes the powerplay and takes the bowlers to the cleaners whenever he gets a chance. He has made 311 runs at a captivating strike rate of 152.45. Nevertheless, his 7 sixes out of the total came in the 73 runs quickfire knock against DC.
Caribbean middle-order batsman, Shimron Hetmeyer has emerged as the best finisher in this year’s impression and put himself in 12th position on the tally of most sixes in IPL 2023. Having represented Rajasthan Royals 7 times, the Southpaw has shed carnage with 16 sixes, including 205 runs at an astonishing average of 41. He has also struck at a blitz rate of 155.30.
List of Most Sixes In IPL 2023
|F Du Plessis (RCB)||9||9||28|
|G Maxwell (RCB)||9||9||23|
|S Dube (CSK)||10||8||21|
|K Mayers (LSG)||10||10||20|
|R Singh (KKR)||10||10||20|
|R Gaikwad (CSK)||10||9||19|
|Y Jaiswal (CSK)||10||9||19|
|T Verma (MI)||9||9||18|
|N Rana (KKR)||10||10||18|
|N Pooran (LSG)||10||10||17|
|J Sharma (PBKS)||10||10||16|
|S Hetmeyer (RR)||9||9||16|
|V Iyer (KKR)||10||10||16|
|M Stoinis (LSG)||10||10||15|
|S Singh (PBKS)||10||10||13|
|S Samson (RR)||9||9||13|
|A Russell (KKR)||10||10||13|
|D Conway (CSK)||10||9||13|
|SK Yadav (MI)||9||9||12|
|T David (MI)||9||9||12|
|V Kohli (RCB)||9||9||11|
Faf Du Plessis has slogged the most sixes in IPL 2023 (27).
S Dube has creamed the most sixes in IPL 2023 (21)
Virat Kohli has hit 11 sixes in 8 matches in IPL 2023.
Also read : Most Sixes in IPL History and Most Sixes In IPL By A Team records here to learn more about IPL Sixes.
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