T20 cricket is about playing a quick game and hitting sixes as these shots transform the game’s situation. IPL is one such tournament where sixes overturn the odds in a match.
Hitting sixes is a colossal achievement for players in the Indian Premier League. Players who hit the most sixes in a match get rewarded with cash prizes, with the chance of winning an award for scoring the highest number of sixes in an IPL tournament.
Here are the top five players who are most likely to score 6 sixes in an over in IPL 2021 –
When it comes to hitting sixes in cricket, Chris Gayle is one of the few batsmen who pops up in most cricket enthusiasts’ heads. Chris Gayle has hit the most sixes in the IPL with 349 sixes to his name. In the last season, Chris Gayle hit a whopping 23 sixes in merely seven matches.
AB de Villiers has hit the most sixes after Chris Gayle in IPL, with 235 to his name. ‘Mr. 360 degrees’ is a tag used to refer to the South Africa batsman because of his impressive ability to swing shots in every direction. AB de Villiers has piled up a ton of runs in a single over by playing all types of balls thrown at him.
Hardik Pandya is the next batsman whose sixes make the crowd, as the Mumbai Indians batsman always harnesses his full potential while hitting the big shot. Hardik Pandya had hit four sixes in an over in the previous season.
Be it a pacer or spinner on the bowling end, this Mumbai Indians’ player can shoot the ball over the ropes.
Andre Russell is a West Indies cricketer with overwhelming strength to shoot the ball over the roles effortlessly. In the IPL 2019, Andre Russell scored 52 sixes and won the tournament’s maximum sixes award. Andre Russell holds the highest average strike rate record in the Indian Premier League, standing tall at 182+.
Russell is known for hitting only through boundaries on most of the balls he hits, which is primarily why the Kolkata Knight Riders player possesses such an impressive strike rate in IPL.
West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard is one of the top contenders for scoring 6 sixes in IPL 2021 after he hit the leap on March 4, 2021. In the West Indies vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I match at Antigua, the batsman hit Akila Dananjaya to 6 sixes in an over.
Kieron Pollard has the ability to score long sixes, and he can repeat this accomplishment for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL season.
As the IPL is approaching, fans eagerly await their favourite teams to win big matches and climb up the ranks. With IPL being a T20 cricket league, the expectations for sixes are always high.
The list mentioned above predicts all the potential players who could smash 6 sixes in an over, a leap that is likely to happen this year as teams acquire new players and refine their starting XI.