Indian Premier League is all about hitting big sixes and when it’s raining sixes in the whole tournament, we must feel for the bowlers.
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. Since the inaugural season of IPL, which was in 2008, we are experiencing the dominance of powerful hitting in this tournament.
In today’s stat, we take a look at IPL seasons where the most number of sixes has been hit –
|IPL season||Number of total sixes|
Stats updated till the end of IPL 2019
On an average there are 60-70 matches played in IPL every season and these are the number of matches when the ball flies the most number of times out of the ground.
The IPL season where the most number of sixes was hit was IPL season 11 played in the year 2018, this season saw 872 sixes. Returning to the IPL after completing their two-year suspension period, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won their third IPL trophy by winning the IPL 2018 trophy. This season saw 60 matches being played. Which meant on an average almost 15 sixes were hit every match. Whereas the sixes tally was led by the Indian youngster Rishabh Pant, who hit 37 sixes in 14 innings, making it almost 3 sixes per match alone.
The 2nd highest number of sixes hit in a season of IPL is in 2019, in this season there were 784 sixes hit in all. Mumbai Indians (MI) created a new record in IPL 2019 by winning this trophy for the fourth time. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) cricketer Andre Russell won the Maximum Sixes Award of IPL 2019 after hitting 52 sixes in this season.
There are the five seasons in IPL where over 700 sixes have been hit.
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