After the introduction of the 20-over format, the approach towards the game has witnessed a significant change. Batsmen have found new techniques to gather runs and eventually amaze bowlers. AB de Villiers, Chris Lynn and Chirs Gayle are some of the prominent names in the shortest version of the game.
But the 20-over format gained fame after the inauguration edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. It was hosted by South Africa and 12 teams participated in it. India came out as the victorious and lifted the trophy of ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
The inaugural edition witnessed several blistering knocks and thrilling moments.
Here, in this article, we have mentioned five batsmen who were the entertainers as they struck the most number of sixes during the ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
5. Matthew Hayden:
Australia’s former cricketer Matthew Hayden was the strength of the team in the top-order and was a nightmare for bowlers when on the song. In the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 campaign, he was the highest scorer for his team as well as overall.
The explosive batsman amassed 265 runs in six matches at an average of 88.33 with the economy rate of 181.11. He had struck 10 sixes and 32 fours which makes him the fifth-highest six-hitter during the tournament.
However, his excellent performance could not bring laurels for Australia as India defeated them in the semi-final of the tournament.