There are players who are mainly remembered for their hitting prowess. Their charisma with their bats and their power and timing are the ingredients that made them what they are today. Here is a list of cricketers who makes their entry into our list of Balls-per-six ratio for batsmen since 2000(min. 500 balls):-

5. 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. His ball per six count is 47.94.

4. M Muralidharan – Muttiah Muralitharan, crowned as the best bowler by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2002, is the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, flaunting a boastful tally of 800 test wickets. Having made his test debut in 1992 against Australia and even being the prime bowler for the Lankans, he has come handy with the bat when the Lankan batting needed him the most. With a mesmerizing record of 41.16 balls per six from 85 test matches, he is just stupendous with the bat in the lower-order.

3. CL Cairns – Chistopher Lance Cairns, one of the finest all-rounders in the history of the world, made his test debut in 1989 against Australia. The kiwi hitter stroke a hell lot of sixes with a magnifying record of 40.88 balls per six from just 18 test matches. This record makes him our third entry into the list.

2. Shahid Afridi – Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi is, 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 pummel-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. His ball per six count is 32.47, which proves the taste of the pudding.

1. TG Southee – Celebrated for his hard-hitting calibre, Timothy Grant Southee is a lower-order batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler hailing from New Zealand. He made his test debut in 2008 against England. 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 ball per six count to a whooping 22.09.

 

 

 

 

Balls-per-six ratio for batsmen since 2000 (min. 500 balls)

Player

Mat

Inns

Runs

Ave

Balls

50+

6s

Balls/6

TG Southee

32

51

876

19.46

994

2

45

22.09

Shahid Afridi

21

37

1362

37.83

1461

11

45

32.47

CL Cairns

18

30

1265

45.17

1717

8

42

40.88

M Muralitharan

85

102

780

10.98

1029

1

25

41.16

Mohammad Rafique

33

63

1059

18.57

1630

5

34

47.94