5 batsmen who hit no sixes in their ODI careers
Even though they played ODI cricket for quite a while, these players could not manage to clear the fence.
Hitting sixes is one of the most important aspects of limited-overs batting. It is a skill which batsmen are expected to possess if they want to accelerate the rate of scoring at any point during the innings. Although it is possible to achieve this by getting the fours and running hard, the ability to hit sixes can provide that extra bit of momentum.
While the history of ODI cricket has seen quite a few players hit more than 100 sixes in their careers, there have been some cricketers who failed to hit a single six despite playing a considerable number of matches. Some of these players represented their respective teams in over 50 one-day internationals.
Here are 5 batsmen who hit no sixes in their ODI careers:
5. Callum Ferguson (Australia)
Callum Ferguson made his international debut for Australia back in 2009 and has played 30 ODI matches for them. However, he played his last match in Australian colours more than 5 years ago and is unlikely to be in contention for the national team anytime soon.
During his time in the Aussie team, Ferguson scored 663 runs at a 40-plus average with 5 half-centuries. He was also not a slow batsman by any stretch of imagination as he boasted of a strike rate in excess of 85. Despite this, the South Australian does not have a single six to show for his efforts.
Although it is surely not the end of the road for Callum Ferguson as he is still 31 and could still end up playing again for Australia.