Sunday, 30 June 2013

Chris Gayle - In the list of Most Sixes in Cricket

The article – Chris Gayle’s Sixes in Cricket is about the number of sixes the Jamaican hard hitter of Cricket Ball has hit in all formats of the games. He completed 200 ODI sixes on 28 June 2013 in the opening game of Tri Series (India/Sri Lanka/West Indies) against Sri Lanka at his home ground Kingston. 
Chris Gayle became the 3rd player after Shahid Afridi (308) and Sanath Jayasuriya (270) to hit 200 Sixes in ODIs. As of 28th June 2013, he has 202 sixes in ODI Cricket.
Chris Gayle's Sixes

Most Sixes in ODI Cricket
Sixes
Batsman
308
Shahid Afridi
270
Sanath Jayasuriya
202
Chris Gayle
195
Sachin Tendukar
190
Sourav Ganguly


Chris Gayle also completed 350 Sixes in International career during his knock of 109(100) which included 7 sixes. He is the third player to complete 350 Sixes in ODI cricket behind Shahid Afridi (382) and Sanath Jayasuriya (352). As of 28th June 2013, he has 351 sixes in International Cricket.
  

Most Sixes in International Cricket
Sixes
Batsmen
392
Shahid Afridi
352
Sanath Jayasuriya
351
Chris Gayle
277
Brendon McCullum
264
Sachin Tendulkar

Chris Gayle is not only among the top six hitters in ODIs. He features in top 5 for Most Sixes in all formats of Cricket. In Tests, he has hit 89 Sixes in his 97 matches.  He is 4th on the list of players with Most Sixes in Test Cricket.

Most Sixes in Test Cricket
Sixes
Batsman
100
Adam Gilchrist
97
Jacques Kallis
91
Virender Sehwag
89
Chris Gayle
88
Brian Lara

In T20 Cricket, Chris Gayle is the most fearful batsman to any bowler in the Cricketing World. And the reason is his ability to score big with big sixes and thrash the opposition. In T20 Internationals he has hit 60 sixes which makes him 3rd on the list of Most Sixes in T20 Internationals.

Most Sixes in T20 Internationals
Sixes
Batsman
75
Brendon McCullum
62
Shane Watson
60
Chris Gayle
54
Yuvraj Singh
54
Martin Guptill

400 Sixes hit by Chris Gayle in T20 Cricket is by far the highest number of Sixes by any player. Only 3 others could get more than half of his Sixes. Here is the list

Most Sixes in T20 Cricket
Sixes
Batsman
400
Chris Gayle
269
Kieron Pollard
208
David Hussey
203
Brendon McCullum
198
Ross Taylor