T20 cricket is another name for aggressive cricket and IPL is no different. In IPL, every kind of wicket gets prepared and the pitches are said to be ideal surfaces for batting. From anchor players to power hitters, all top batsmen worldwide participate in this event. Hitting sixes is the most exciting trait for a batsman and at the pace, the game is moving, sometimes a batter requires to smash a six in every single ball. None of the franchises in this cash-studded league lack players who can’t hit a six. Let’s look through the most sixes in IPL by a team.
The most successful team in the history of IPL who have won 5 titles, Mumbai Indians tops the chart of most sixes in IPL by a team. Having played 247 matches in 16 seasons so far, MI has hit roaring 1548 sixes. Charismatic batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav have helped them to achieve this feat over the years. For Mumbai Indians, Caribbean beast Kieron Pollard hit 223 sixes in 216 innings, which is the 5th highest in the IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
With a batting lineup consisting of some big renowned big hitters like AB De Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson in the past, and Maxwell in the present, Royal Challengers Bangalore stands 2nd on the elite list of most sixes (1478) in IPL by a team. Despite having every variety of batsman in their unit, RCB is yet to win the IPL trophy. Succumbing to pressure situations in the knockout games has always hurt RCB.
Chennai Super Kings
The most consistent franchise on the tally of most sixes in IPL by a team is Chennai Super Kings. Led by our very own MS Dhoni, CSK has smacked 1400 sixes in 225 IPL games. MS Dhoni not only leads the team on the field but also spearheads them in hitting sixes as he has sent the ball over the boundary 205 times, the most by a CSK batsman.
One of three franchises to never hold the supreme IPL silverware, Punjab Kings gets the 3rd spot in terms of bashing the most sixes in IPL among teams with 1393 sixes in 232 matches. Throughout the 16 editions of IPL, PKBS roped in several expert hitters like Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag, David Miller, and Maxwell on their side but malfunctioned to whack sixes which will win tournaments. Former PKBS skipper, KL Rahul smacked the most sixes for the Punjab-based franchise, 110 sixes in 55 outings.
Teams With Most Sixes in IPL
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||241||1478|
|Chennai Super Kings||225||1400|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||237||1351|
Mumbai Indians has the most sixes in IPL among teams (1548).
CSK has hit 1400 sixes in 225 games in IPL.
Mumbai Indians has hit the most sixes so far in IPL 2023 with 140 sixes in 16 matches.
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