Most sixes in IPL 2023 player list | Maximum Sixes Award

Curious to know who has hit the most sixes in IPL 2023 so far? Then you’re in the right place, because here at, we LOVE to see the ball sail over those ropes.

After all, hitting sixes is what the IPL is all about. There’s a reason why the IPL has a specific prize called the Visit Saudi Beyond the Boundaries Long 6 award, and a running tally for the season of the Maximum Sixes Award.

So, who’s ahead right now and who’s leading the most sixes in IPL 2023 player list? Read on to find out about all of this year’s biggest hits, plus some from the past too.

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Most sixes in IPL 2023 player list

After 63 matches, here’s how the IPL 2023 most sixes player list looks so far based on the latest match day stats:

Most sixes in IPL 2023 by player




Faf Du Plessis 12 34
Glenn Maxwell 12 30
Shivam Dube 13 30
Yashasvi Jaiswal 13 26
Marcus Stoinis 13 26
Rinku Singh 13 25
Suryakumar Yadav 13 24
Sanju Samson 13 24
Kyle Mayers 12 22
Nicholas Pooran 13 21

While most of the top five in the race for the most sixes in IPL 2023 is quite tight, one man stands head and shoulders above the rest of the pack.

It’s this year’s Orange Cap leader, Faf Du Plessis. Here’s a closer look at the top five contenders for the most sixes in IPL 2023.

1. Faf Du Plessis – 34 sixes

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The RCB opener has been having a blinder so far in the IPL 2023.

Not only is Du Plessis captaining RCB to a respectable position on the table, but he’s also sitting atop two tables of his own – the most sixes in IPL 2023, and the most runs in IPL 2023.

With a high score of 84, and an average of 57.36 compiled at a strike rate of 154.27, Du Plessis has scored an impressive 631 runs already this season.

As part of his 631 runs, he’s sent a whopping 34 balls over the boundary rope, and leads the most sixes in IPL 2023 player list by some margin.

2. Glenn Maxwell – 30 sixes

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Fellow RCB batsman Glenn Maxwell comes in at second in the most sixes in IPL 2023 list, just four sixes behind his captain.

There’s a reason why Maxwell is colloquially known as ‘the Big Show’—he knows how to dispatch a bad ball, and even plenty of good ones.

It’s something that the all rounder has done on 30 occasions already this season, hence his serious strike rate of 182.85. Thanks to the solid platform that has consistently been set by Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli, Maxwell often comes to the crease with a full licence to swing.

And boy, has he done that, smashing 30 sixes in 12 innings.

3. Shivam Dube – 30 sixes

Shivam Dube may not be the Chennai Super Kings highest scorer, but he certainly has crushed the most balls over the ropes this season.

With 30 sixes to his name, Dube has hit the third most sixes in IPL 2023 (technically, second equal with Maxwell). Again, the middle order batsman has benefited from Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad consistently providing him with a solid platform, and has been able to swing his bat freely.

Having also built up 363 runs from his 13 innings, Dube is having one of his better IPL seasons for CSK.

4. Yashasvi Jaiswal – 26 sixes

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Boy, is Yashasvi Jaiswal having a good IPL season.

The Indian youngster has been the beating heart of the Rajasthan Royals, and is largely to thank for their side still be in with a sniff of qualifying for the playoffs. Jaiswal has been striking the ball incredibly, pulverising a high score of 124 recently. Along the way, he's hit many sixes, sitting at fourth in the overall tally right now with 26 maximums.

If RR can make the playoffs cut, and Jaiswal plays a few more match winning innings, the young opener could easily surpass those above him and take home the Maximum Sixes Award.

5. Marcus Stoinis – 26 sixes

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Also tied on 26 sixes so far this season, is the mercurial Aussie Marcus Stoinis.

With LSG clinging on to a top four spot by the skin of their teeth, Stoinis is a crucial cog in the Lucknow machine. The all rounder has a solid strike rate of 151.44, with a high score of 89 not out. As many sides will know, as long as Stoinis is at the crease, LSG can't be counted out.

Agani, if Stoinis features in playoffs cricket in IPL 2023, he could easily climb up these rankings and hit the most sixes in IPL 2023 by the time he's done.

Most sixes in IPL all time list

If these are the players who are leading the most sixes in IPL 2023 right now, then how to they stack up against history? Here’s a look at the most sixes in IPL all time list:

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Player Matches


Chris Gayle 142 357
AB de Villers 184 251
Rohit Sharma 236 250
MS Dhoni 243 237
Virat Kohli 232 229
Kieron Pollard 189 223
David Warner 171 217
Suresh Raina 205 203
Shane Watson 145 190
Andre Russell 108 188

With six overseas players and four Indian batsmen, the battle for the most sixes in IPL all time is a fierce one. That is, with the exception of the man who holds the number one sport—by more than 100 sixes!

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Chris Gayle is undoubtedly the most prolific six hitter in all of IPL history. Playing the majority of his IPL career for the Punjab Kings XI, Gayle was known for treating bowlers with absolute disregard and slaughtering any type of ball for six.

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With an enormous 357 sixes to his name, Chris Gayle is has hit the most sixes in IPL all time by far. Even those who have hit the most sixes in IPL 2023 would agree, this is a record that is unlikely to be broken any time soon.

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