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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Top 10 Batsmen With Highest ODI’s Sixes

10: Adam Gilchrist

Country:  Australia
Born:       14th November 1971
Matches: 287
Runs:       9619
Sixes:       149

Adam Craig Gilchrist is a former cricketer from Australia. He retired from International cricket in 2008. Gilchrist was not only a batsman, but one of the greatest wicket keepers in the history of cricket. He is a left-handed batsman and his strike rate is one of the highest in the cricket history. He had captained Kings XI Punjab and Middlesex. Gilchrist is renowned for leaving when he believed himself to be out.

9: Brendon McCullum

Country:  New Zealand
Born:       29th September 1981
Matches: 227
Runs:       5100
Sixes:       152

Brendon Barrie McCullum is an International cricketer from New Zealand & the current Captain of the New Zealand Team. He was a wicket keeper till 2013, but from the beginning he is known for his aggressive bating and his fast run rate. He is the leading run scorer in Twenty20 International, as well as the highest individual score holder in Twenty20 International 2012. McCullum is the first New Zealand batsman to make a triple century, he scored 302 in 18th February 2014.

8: CL Cairns

Country:  New Zealand
Born:       13th June 1970
Matches: 215
Runs:       4950
Sixes:       153

Christopher Lance Cairns is a former all-rounder from New Zealand. In 2004 he retired from the New Zealand Test cricket team than in 2006, he announced his retirement from ODIs. He is the son of former New Zealand cricketer Lance Cairns. In its early days, he was also an intelligent fast bowler. Cairns known for his destructive batting, who could hit six straight down the ground. He captained the New Zealand team seven times and was also vice-captain of his team.

7: Ricky Ponting

Country:  Australia
Born:       19th December 1974
Matches: 375
Runs:       13704
Sixes:       162

Ricky Thomas Ponting is a former Australia cricketer. He was captain of Australia cricket team from 2004 to 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 to 2011 in ODIs. He was a right handed batsman and an occasional bowler. In his captaincy he won two ODI world-cups for Australia. Ponting is one of four players who scored 13,000 runs in Test Series. With 262 victories, he also has the record of having maximum wins.

6: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Country:  India
Born:       7th July 1981
Matches: 241
Runs:       7920
Sixes:       172

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the current captain of the Indian national cricket team. He is a right hand batsman and a wicket keeper. His bating record is the best amount all the former Indian team captains. Dhoni is a middle order batsman and known for his attacking bating style. In his captaincy India won Twenty20 World Cup 2007, ODI World Cup 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013.

5: Sourav Ganguly

Country:  India
Born:       8th July 1972
Matches: 311
Runs:       11363
Sixes:       190

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly is a former captain of Indian international cricket team. Currently he is a commentator and President of editorial board with Wisdom India. Till now, he is the 5th highest scorer in the ODIs history and the 3rd person in the history to cross 10,000 runs. Ganguly joined the Indian Premier League in 2008, the same year he announced his retirement from international cricket.

4: Sachin Tendulkar

Country:  India
Born:       24th April 1973
Matches: 463
Runs:       18426
Sixes:       195

Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer. He holds lots of records in the cricket world. Tendulkar is the first batsman, who made a double century in ODI. Till now, he is the only player who has completed 100 centuries in international cricket. He is the only batsman who has scores more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. In December 2012 he announced his retirement from ODI, in October 2013 he retired from Twenty20 and 16 November 2013 he announced his retirement from all the forms of cricket. Because of his excellent achievements, he received the highest civil award of India “Bharat Raja”.

3: Chris Gayle

Country:  West Indies
Born:       21th September 1979
Matches: 254
Runs:       8743
Sixes:       204

Christopher Henry Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies Team. He is the first player to hit six of the first ball of a test match. Gayle is known for his devastating bating style. He is one of four players who made a triple century in a test match. Gayle also played the first highest inning in Twenty20, and made the score of 117. In 2009, he scored the 5th fastest century in the history of Test cricket.

2: Sanath Jayasuriya

Country:  Sri Lanka
Born:       30th June 1969
Matches: 445
Runs:       13430
Sixes:       270

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya is a former all-rounder from Sri Lanka. He is the only player who scored more than 12,000 runs and takes more than 300 wickets in ODIs. In 2007 he retired from test cricket in 2011, he retired from all cricket forums. He is now a member of the Sri Lankan Parliament. Jayasuriya holds the record for the fastest 50 in just 17 balls, before he also had the records for scoring the fastest century in 48 balls and a quick 150 in 95 balls in ODI. In 1996 Cricket World-Cup, he called the most valuable cricketer.

1: Shahid Afridi

Country:  Pakistan
Born:       1st March 1980
Matches: 377
Runs:       7619
Sixes:       333

Shahid Khan Afridi is the all-rounder cricketer from Pakistan. He is known for his aggressive batting style, which is why he is also called Boom Boom Afridi. He hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI. Afridi is the third leading wicket taker in Twenty20 cricket series. He announced his retirement from Test cricket. Before Corey Anderson Afridi held fastest century record, which he did in just 37 balls.


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