Indian Premier League (IPL) is regarded as the toughest T20 competition after T20 World Cup. Over the years, the league has set high standards in terms of improved performances in each department of the game. Batting display in IPL has witnessed an upward curve with more players scoring runs on a consistent basis. These days, batters rely a lot on their ability to hot more sixes, which is always a crucial aspect of the T20 batting.
In the rich history of the last 12 years, IPL has witnessed some of the best power-hitters smashing history books with record sixes in an IPL season. Currently, Chris Gayle holds the record for most sixes in IPL history. In 2020, the 13th IPL edition promises to be yet another fun ride, both for fans and the players involved.
Here’s a look at the top five players with Most Sixes in IPL history
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Most Sixes in an IPL season
Chris Gayle also holds the record for Most Sixes in an IPL season. The Southpaw hit a humungous 59 sixes in a single edition in 2012.
Let us take a look at five players who can hit most sixes in IPL 2020:
1. MS Dhoni (CSK)
MS Dhoni was in tremendous form for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. The Captain cool led from the front and even scored most runs for CSK in 2019. Despite being out of action for more than a year now, CSK and its fans would hope that Dhoni can weave his magic with the bat 2020. Dhoni loves tonking the ball for sixes and it won’t be a suprise if the wicket-keeper approaches this season with a more aggressive approach. It is one of the reasons why Dhoni makes his way into the list of probbales who can hit most sixes in IPL 2020.
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2. Chris Gayle (KXIP)
Chris Gayle might not find a place in KXIP’s playing XI for the first match, but will always be a tempting optiion with the kind of ability that he possesses with the bat. With 326 sixes in just 125 IPL matches, Gayle holds the record for hitting most IPL sixes in the history of the league. In the past two seasons, Gayle has stacked up decent performances for KXIP and the franchise would cherish a repeat of his previous outings in 2020.
3. Andre Russell (KKR)
A pure decimator of cricket ball, Andre Russell was one of the main reasons for KKR’s progress in the last two IPL editons. Russell, who was the Most Valuable Player in 2019, also managed to hit most sixes in 2019, His sheer ability to change the course of the match in few balls, rates him among one of the most impactful players in IPL history. In 2020, the Caribbean all-rounder would hope to overhual his previous tally of 52 sixes in a season in 2019.
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4. Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)
One of Kings XI Punjab’s most expensive buy in IPL 2020, Glenn Maxwell would be making a return to his former IPL franchise after a span of two years. In the recenty concluded series against England, Maxwell showed great signs with the bat. He was the Player of the ODI series and ended with a match-winning knock in the final ODI at Manchester. The Kings XI franchise would hope that the all-rounder can carry his great form even in the IPL. Also, Maxwell would be returning to UAE, where he once flourished on flat decks in IPL 2014.
5. AB De Villiers (RCB)
One of the most followed overseas players in India, AB De Villiers possesses an unparalleled ability to hit a cricket ball. The RCB stalwart ranks among the top five players who have hit maximum IPL sixes. De Villiers is always of the key batters for the Bangalore-based franchise with a responsibility to shoulder in the middle-order. Even in 2020, RCB fans would want Mr. 360 to light up the RCB journey with some firecracker innings in the tournament.