Most Sixes in International

Most Sixes in International Cricket History: From Rohit Sharma to AB de Villiers

15 Feb 2024 Rohit Sharma has etched his name in cricket history by becoming the undisputed king of sixes. He holds the coveted title for the most sixes in international cricket, with an astounding 593 sixes across all three formats (ODI, Test, T20) in 470 matches.

Most Sixes in International Cricket in all Format : Top 10 Batters

Watching a batter hit a six in any form of cricket is exciting. It can be considered one of the most significant game-changing abilities that a modern-day batter could have. Let us take a look at the top 10 players who have hit the most sixes in cricket including all formats of the game.

RankPlayerTotal SixesTeamMatchesTest SixesODI SixesT20I Sixes
1Rohit Sharma593India47080323190
2Chris Gayle553West Indies48398331124
3Shahid Afridi476Pakistan5245235173
4Brendon McCullum398New Zealand43210720091
5Martin Guptill383New Zealand36723187173
6MS Dhoni359India5387822952
7Sanath Jayasuriya352Sri Lanka5865927023
8Eoin Morgan346England3796220120
9AB de Villiers328South Africa4206420460
10Jos Buttler326England34433170123

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Most Sixes in ODI Cricket

Pakistan’s former all-rounder Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi made his debut in 1996, featured in 398 one-day international matches, and was known for his six-hitting ability. He has a career ODI strike rate of 117 and hit 351 sixes, the most in ODIs. Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma are the only other batters with more than 300 sixes in ODI cricket. 

List of Top 10 Cricketers with the Most Sixes in ODIs

Below is the table of the top 10 players with the most sixes in ODI cricket history.

RankPlayerTeamMatchesODI Sixes
1Shahid AfridiPakistan398351
2Chris GayleWest Indies301331
3Rohit SharmaIndia262323
4Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka445270
5MS DhoniIndia350229
6Eoin MorganEngland248220
7AB de VilliersSouth Africa228204
8Brendon McCullumNew Zealand260200
9Sachin TendulkarIndia463195
10Saurav GangulyIndia311190

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Most Sixes in T20 Internationals

Hitting sixes in the T20 format is the minimum requirement for every batter. This is what watching T20 cricket makes entertaining. Rohit Sharma, the current captain of Team India, has hit the most sixes in T20I cricket, 190.  

List of Top 10 Players with the Most Sixes in T20 International Cricket

Below is the list of the top 10 players who have hit the most sixes in T20 international cricket.

RankPlayerTeamMatchesT20 Sixes
1Rohit SharmaIndia151190
2Martin GuptillNew Zealand122173
3Aaron FinchAustralia103125
4Chris GayleWest Indies79124
5Suryakumar YadavIndia60123
6Jos ButtlerEngland114123
7Paul StirlingIreland134123
8Eoin MorganEngland115120
9Virat KohliIndia117117
10Glenn MaxwellAustralia100115

Most Sixes in Test Cricket

Current England Test skipper Ben Stokes is the highest six hitter in Test cricket's long history. He has hit 128 sixes in 99 Tests he has played. England's Test coach and New Zealand's former captain Brendon McCullum has 107 sixes. And Australia's Adam Gilchrist hit 100 sixes in 96 Tests. 

List of Top 10 Players with the Most Test Sixes

Below is the list of players who have hit the highest number of sixes in Test cricket.

RankPlayerTeamMatchesTest Sixes
1Ben StokesEngland99128
2Brendon McCullumNew Zealand101107
3Adam GilchristAustralia96100
4Chris GayleWest Indies10398
5Jacques KallisSouth Africa16697
6Virender SehwagIndia10491
7Brian LaraWest Indies13188
8Chris CairnsNew Zealand6287
9Tim SoutheeNew Zealand9886
10Vivian RichardsWest Indies12184

FAQs

Who has hit the most sixes in international cricket history?

India's Rohit Sharma has hit the most sixes across all formats in international cricket. He hit 593 sixes in 470 international matches: 323 in ODIs, 190 in T20Is, and 80 in Tests. He is the all-time leading six-hitter in international cricket, surpassing Chris Gayle's record of 553 sixes.

Who has hit the most sixes in ODI cricket?

Former Captain of the Pakistan team, Shahid Afridi holds the record for the most sixes in ODIs, with 351 sixes in 398 matches.

Which batsman has hit the most sixes in Test cricket?

The record for the most sixes in Test cricket is held by Ben Stokes of England, with 128 sixes in 99 matches.

Which batsman has hit the most sixes in T20Is?

Rohit Sharma of India holds the record for the most sixes in T20Is, with 190 sixes in 151 matches.

Who is the Sixer King of India?

India's current captain Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly the Sixer King of India. He has hit a massive 593 sixes in 470 international matches across all three formats. Rohit is also the highest six hitter in T20I cricket with 190 sixes.

How many sixes has Rohit Sharma hit in his career?

Rohit Sharma has hit 593 sixes in his career across all formats of cricket (ODIs, Tests, and T20Is).

How many sixes has Chris Gayle hit in his career?

Chris Gayle has hit 553 sixes in his career across all formats of cricket (ODIs, Tests, and T20Is).

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