When we talk about T20 cricket, there is one thing which often times comes in our mind and that is power hitting of batsman. Similarly in our own Indian premier league (IPL) we gets excited to see our favourite players hitting some long and powerful sixes. Especially in IPL where players from all around the world comes to play this long tournament, sometimes when players like Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, ABD, MS Dhoni and many other players comes on crease, it is perfect treat for audience to enjoy their massive sixes. Hence, today we are going to talk about Most Sixes by team in ipl.
List Of Most Sixes By Team In IPL
1. Mumbai Indians
- Yes, you guessed it right. The 5 times IPL champions Mumbai Indians has claims the title of most sixes in IPL by a team by hitting 1,548 sixes in 247 ipl innings. There are many reason behind this gigantic six hitting number over the years. We all know what kind of players Mumbai Indians team has from opening to lower order, almost every batsman has the ability to send the ball into the stands.
- The most beautiful and one of the India’s most beautiful cricket ground “Wankhede Stadium” hosts all the home games of Mumbai Indians, the stadium usually does not favour to bowler and it is known heaven for the batsman’s like Mumbai Indians have. The square boundaries of this ground are not as big as any other cricket ground. Due to the short dimensions of boundary rope it adds extra help in favour of batsman’s.
- We cannot ignore Quality all-rounder’s Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard’s contribution for achieving this milestone for their franchise, also the kind of atmosphere Mumbai Indians camp provides to their players allows them to play their natural game which eventually helps in hitting some extra sixes.
2. Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Royal Challengers Bangalore who has the most loyal fanbase from last 14 years in IPL, features itself in 2nd place in the list of most sixes in IPL by a team. RCB has played 240 innings in their IPL journey till now in which they smashed 1,484 sixes which is the second most highest sixes in ipl by team.
- RCB has been always the one of the most excited team for the fans to watch out because of the players they picks on the auction table. RCB is always filled with some of the most destructive batters in their squad, Players like AB De Villiers, Gayle, Virat Kohli, Shane Watson, Brendon McCullum , Glenn maxwell and many more. Players like RCB have justifies their second position in the list of most sixes by team in IPL.
- Just like Mumbai Indians Wankhede Stadium, RCB also plays their half of the games at Chinnaswamy Stadium where there almost no help for bowlers from the pitch. RCB’s former Captain Virat Kohli is the major reason behind the loyal fanbase and support they gets from their fans. Despite having an team full of superstars, Royal Challengers Bangalore is yet to lift their first IPL trophy.
3. Chennai Super Kings
- Thala Ms Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings comes in 3rd position of elite list of Most Sixes In IPL By A Team by hitting 1,401 Sixes in the 223 IPL innings they played in ipl history. Chennai Super Kings is one of the most loving IPL team by the fans from all over the world. CSK has set many records in their IPL journey and they played most finals in IPL in the history of IPL.
- Not only Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Captaincy, But People are also fond of his hard hitting massive sixes which sometimes balls even go out of the ground. If we talk about the power hitter in the CSK’s camps there would be hardly 1 or 2 players except Ms Dhoni, But when young players and even those players who are not known for their six hitting abilities plays under the most successful captain of Indian Cricket players starts to show up their sparks. Recent example is the 2023 IPL season where players like Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane has smashed the long sixes in the stands.
- So we can say that there is something like MSD’s magic in the players which makes this team one of the most successful team and helps in achieving this Massive number of Sixes.
4. Punjab Kings
- Punjab Kings also popular as their famous name “Kings 11 Punjab” in the IPL fans heart comes in the 4th place when it comes to hitting most sixes by team in IPL. Punjab Kings has managed to hit 1393 sixes out of 232 IPL innings they played till now. Punjab Kings has always been consistent when it comes to change their captains. Almost after every 2 or 3 season they changes their captain which might be the reason behind the not becoming the champions till date.
- But when it comes to hittings sixes they are not behind from above successful team which I have mentioned. Punjab KIngs has always focused on buying the foreign hard hitting players like David Miller, Liam Livingstone, N. Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Gayle, Virender Sehwag,etc. Which certainly helped the team to score the maximum sixes but not able to cross the line for the IPL championship.
5. Kolkata Knight Riders
- When we talked about Kolkata Knight Riders the first thought which comes in your Mind is Andre Russell, though there were many big names in the squad throughout their IPL journey but Russell is the only one who came with his hard hitting sixes reputation. Hence Kolkata Knight Riders becomes the 5th team in the hitting the most sixes by team in IPL where they had played 237 IPL innings in which they have bashed 1351 sixes.
- Players Like Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan have given their best to their franchise which led to the smashing these huge number of sixes.
- Let me add one more upcoming name of Kolkata Knight Riders player who is definitely going to the big thing in the T20 format game and I think you already guessed the name Yes, Rinku Singh who smashed 5 back to back sixes against Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023 which made him a superstar.
- Rinku Singh’s Career boosted from those 5 unbelievable match winning sixes, from where he performed in back to back in difficult situation for KKR. He certainly going to player to watch out in the upcoming years of IPL and ultimately helping the team’s Six hitting numbers.
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