Indian Premier League is all about hitting big sixes and when it’s raining sixes in the whole tournament, we must definitely feel for the bowlers.

The 59-ball 133 from AB de Villiers against Mumbai Indians on 10th May, 2015 was just another example of batsmen can just send the ball to any corner of the ground without beating a sweat. The bowlers try everything from bowling Yorkers, bouncers, slower ones and what not but it’s the batsmen who get the better of the bowler every time. The 8th season of IPL is not the first instance. It has been happening since the tournament began in 2008 and continued ever after.

In today’s stat we take a look at IPL seasons where most number of sixes has been hit –

IPL Season

Sixes Hit

2012

732

2014

714

2015

692

2013

674

2011

639

2008

622

2010

585

2009

506

Stat updated till 26, May, 2015

On an average there are 60-70 matches played in IPL every season and these are number of matches when the ball flies most number of times out of the ground.

The IPL season where most number of sixes was hit was IPL season 5 played in the year 2012, this season saw 732 sixes. This was the season when KKR became the champions for the first time. This season saw 76 matches being played. Which meant on an average almost 10 sixes were hit every match. Whereas the sixes tally was led by Chris Gayle, who hit 59 sixes in 14 innings, making it 4 sixes per match alone from the big man. His domination of 6 hitting can be understood when we take a look at players to hit most sixes in that season as 2nd place is tied in between 3 players, who have hit 20 sixes each and Gayle had hit combined number of sixes of the players tied on 2nd spot.

The 2nd highest number of sixes hit in a season of IPL is in 2014, in this season there were 7114 sixes hit in all; this season again was won by Kolkata Knight Riders. Glen Maxwell hit 36 sixes in this season.

These are the only two seasons in IPL where over 700 sixes have been hit. In the ongoing season of IPL, IPL 2015 there were 692 sixes hit and it was 8 sixes short to reach the tally of 700 sixes.

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