Some of them are Carribean, while some are Pakistani. Some are white while some are black. But, what they bear in common is the spirit of cricket. They are all brothers enticed by the factor in common, called cricket. Here is a list of 5 cricketers who have hit maximum sixes by having played less than 50 test matches –

 5. DJG Sammy – Darren Julius Garvey Sammy, aka, Darren Sammy, mostly praised as the Caribbean prince, is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. Captaining the West Indies cricket team since 2012, his major feathers include the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka. It is under his captaincy that the West Indies have tasted world-wide success after a long epoch. But, what this Saint Lucian charmer is mainly eulogized for is his supreme batting style. Known for his batting prowess, this man marks his entry into our chart. Having played only 38 test matches so far after his test debut in 2007, his six-count has rocketed to 34. Out of the 1323 runs he has scored, 204 runs have come out off only those sixes.

 4. Mohammad Rafique – This Bangladeshi slow left-arm orthodox bowler was the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh. Having made his test debut at a late age of 30 against India, this bowler has made his presence felt not only in bowling well, but also in hitting sixes. Out of his 1059 runs in 33 test matches, he has scored 204 runs (34 sixes) via hitting sixes.

 3. Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi – This Pakistani batsman-cum-skipper has made his test debut in 2001. Misbah is a solid middle-order batsman of utmost composure, who is otherwise reputed of his aggressive hitting capabilities. It is his match-winning abilities and age-old experience that his earlier captains have always counted upon. This 22-jerseyed veteran Pakistani batman has scored a mighty 3218 runs, being carved out of only 46 test matches, in which he has scored 210 runs from 35 lofty sixes.

 2. TG Southee – Particularly known for his hard-hitting quality, Timothy Grant Southee is a lower-order batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler hailing from New Zealand. Having made his test debut in 2008 against England, this Kiwi giant has had a great time with his strike rate. He was also the third highest wicket-taker in the 2011 ICC world Cup. However, apart from his bowling side, his batting also speaks a lot. 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. Shahid Afridi – It is often said that Controversy and Afridi are like Siamese twins. They are inseparable and intolerable. Cricket pundits have branded Afridi as a pure mismatch to the so-called Gentleman’s game, ‘cricket’. Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi is, however, a reknowned Pakistani all-rounder. Having captained Pakistan, his motherland in several occasions and lead to controversy in each of the times, he is mostly a hard-hitting batsman of repute. Even in the 5-day format, this man is a real hard-hitter. It is only because of his aggressive and attack-oriented batting style that his teammates call him ‘Boom Boom Afridi’. Having made his test debut in 1998 against the then Baggy-green giants, he has only played 27 test matches (48 test innings) and managed to put up some 1716 runs, but the fun fact being that, out of the 1716 runs, Afridi has scored 312 runs by hitting only those huge and charismatic sixes, with an elegant number of 52 sixes.

 

 

Most sixes by players who have played 50 or less Tests

Player

Mat

Inns

Runs

Ave

50+

6s

Shahid Afridi

27

48

1716

36.51

13

52

TG Southee

32

51

876

19.46

2

45

Misbah-ul-Haq

46

80

3218

48.75

30

35

Mohammad Rafique

33

63

1059

18.57

5

34

DJG Sammy

38

63

1323

21.68

6

34