The ODI World Cup 2023 is a few months away. It is hosted by India, where the batters are expected to rule the roost. With the matches set to be run-fest, wouldn’t it be a great idea to look at the batters with the most sixes in the tournament?
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Players With Highest Sixes in ODI World Cups
Chris Gayle has hit more sixes than any player in the World Cup. The legendary Caribbean batter has 49 sixes in his name. AB de Villiers and Ricky Ponting are second and third in the most sixes in the ODI World Cup history chart.
This list includes some of the legendary names in cricket. Some of these players have batted right at the top of the order or as an opener, using their batting position advantage to the full. Meanwhile, a few had immense muscle power, and some were brilliant timers of the ball.
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Here are the top ten six hitters in ODI World Cup:
|22||AB de Villiers||37|
As can be seen in the above table, the list includes a diverse range of players. Some would go after the bowling right from the first ball, while others would settle down and then go for their shots.
Player With Most Number of Sixes In An ODI World Cup Innings
The record of hitting the most number of sixes in an ODI innings is held by former England captain Eoin Morgan who achieved the feat against Afghanistan in the 2019 ODI World Cup. He hit 17 sixes during his knock of 148 runs, eclipsing Chris Gayle’s 16 sixes smashed during his 215-run knock against Zimbabwe in the 2015 ODI World Cup.
Martin Guptill is in third position with 11 maximums during his 237-run knock against West Indies. The list features some stellar innings, including David Miller, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Imran Nazir, etc.
|Eoin Morgan||17||vs Afghanistan|
|Chris Gayle||16||vs Zimbabwe|
|Martin Guptill||11||vs West Indies|
|David Miller||9||vs Zimbabwe|
|Ricky Ponting||8||vs India|
|Imran Nazir||8||vs Zimbabwe|
|Adam Gilchrist||8||vs Sri Lanka|
|AB de Villiers||8||vs West Indies|
|Chris Gayle||8||vs New Zealand|
|Viv Richards||7||vs Sri Lanka|
With the 2023 World Cup held in India and subcontinent pitches favoring batting, Morgan’s record is in danger of being rewritten.
The ODI World Cup in India provides an excellent opportunity for the batters. The pitches in India will be batting-friendly, except in some places like Lucknow, where the ball grips and turns, and the batters can play their shots to the full. Interestingly, the players who have been mentioned above are clearly past their prime or have called it a day; therefore, some new players will be seen doing the same things.
All in all, batters will make this ODI World Cup interesting to watch. Remember, Eoin Morgan hit the most sixes in an innings of 17. So, whoever wants to go bigger must target that number.