List of Players with Most Sixes in the first 10 overs in ODI cricket
Cricket is surely a game of aggression in modern days and there are players who go for full attack right from the start of the innings in their batting. This has been the ploy of some of the players in this World Cup and they have become quite successful in it. An instance of such sheer intent of aggression has been adopted by the kiwi skipper, Brendon McCullum in this World Cup.
In this article, we are to lay our focus on the players who has hit the most number of sixes in the first 10 overs of the innings in the span of the last 10 years.
1. Chris Gayle, 80 –
Leading the chart is the Jamaican giant. Gayle is quite much of an aggressive player and we all know what he is capable of. Generally, he takes some time at the crease to settle down after which he goes fully destructive. Recently, he equalised the record for hitting the most number of sixes in an ODI innings with 16 sixes. He is a hard hitter of the ball and with no surprise, he is the deserving leader in this chart.
2. Brendon McCullum, 65 –
The kiwi captain has been opening the innings for them for quite sometime now and he goes on for full aggression right from the start of the innings. This has been one of his strategies in the World Cup so far. Also, the small nature of the grounds in New Zealand promotes him for such sheer aggression.
3. Shane Watson, 34 –
Previously, after the retirement of Hayden and Gilchrist, the opening spots of the Australian batting were in a state of dilemma for quite sometime. Watson was the opener then and he used to be aggressive too. He also struck the record for the fastest 150 by batting at the opening position. This record happens to be broken by AB de Villiers in this World Cup.
4. Sanath Jayasuriya, 33 –
The former left handed opening batsman of Sri Lanka was a brilliant opening batsman. He was also known for his sudden change of batting styles from being defensive to aggressive. He was also capable to clear the grounds with sheer ease. He retired quite a few years ago. Still, he manages to be in this list.
5. Virender Sehwag, 32 –
Sehwag has been a pure entertaining opening batsman for India. He was known for hitting boundaries right in the first ball of the innings. This was his signature move in the game. Also, he was aggressive right from the start and could clear the ground with ease.
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