Very little remains after that long of an innings and a very little is expected from their bats, but they donate their cent percent to triumph over their opponents and bag the match at the end. Yes, they are the so-called ‘tail-enders’. Here is a list of few cricketers (read tail-enders), who have hit maximum number of sixes by batting at number 8 or below in tests:-

 

 5. SK Warne – Having his test debut in 1992 against India, this Australian spin wizard is arguably the best spin legend the World has ever witnessed. His googly and his famous leg-break has earned him utmost admirations, but he is also known for is the reason why he is in our list. The Aussie tail-ender has hit 36 sixes in 141 test matches. Out of his 3008 test runs, 216 runs have come so far from sixes only.

 

4. MA Holding – This 192cm Jamaican speedster can literally be called as the last-man standing for the West Indies. Michael Anthony Holding, who is primarily acclaimed of his ultra-fast and deadly deliveries, has another side too. He debuted in 1975 against Australia. Throughout his career, he has played only 59 test matches, scoring only 879 runs. But the most interesting part is that he scored 216 runs out of his 879 runs from just the maximums.

 

3. Harbhajan Singh – Harbhajan Singh Plaha, popularly known as ‘Bhajji’ among his teammates, is a right-arm off-break bowler. Renowned to bowl the tricky ‘dusras’, he is arguably the best off-spinner India has ever got to pride on. But, Bhajji is also known for his ecstatic celebrations and his batting prowess. His hard-hitting capability goes quite well with his aggressive attitude. Harbhajan Singh made his debut in 1998 against Australia. Out of the 101 test matches he has played to represent India, he has scored 2182 runs. His six-count however shiningly tally to 42.

 

2. TG Southee – Known for his hard-hitting quality, Timothy Grant Southee is a lower-order batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler from New Zealand. Having made his test debut in 2008 against England, this Kiwi tail-ender has a mastering strike rate. He was also the third highest wicket-taker in the 2011 ICC world Cup. Within six years of his test debut, his test runs already have taken a shot to 876 runs, out of which, 270 runs are being scored via sixes, making his six-count look bold and clear to 45.

 

1. Wasim Akram – Wasim Akram was a genuine left-arm fast bowler. His actions and line-to-length accuracies while delivering the bowl were so prefect that he is debatably considered as the best fast bowler the World has ever seen. It is said that he can swing the bowl in either directions, with a surplus of reverse swing, and that too at a speed of 145kmph. Having made his International test debut in the year 1985 against the kiwis (New Zealand), this Pakistani giant has played 87 test matches, scoring a mighty 2160 runs, out of which, 300 runs came from his 50 sixes.

 

 

Most sixes hit by players batting at number eight or below in Tests

Player

Mat

Inns

Runs

Ave

50+

6s

Wasim Akram

87

110

2160

22.26

8

50

TG Southee

32

51

876

19.46

2

45

Harbhajan Singh

101

140

2182

18.49

11

42

MA Holding

59

72

879

14.17

6

36

Sk Warne

141

186

3008

17.79

11

36

 

 

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