Most Sixes In World Cup Year Wise

Last Modified Jul 15, 2019 14:05 IST

The game of cricket has changed a lot since the shorter formats came into existence. There were hardly any sixes hit in the early 1970s and there are a lot of sixes in today’s game. One can almost see an exponential rise in the number of sixes since 1975 when the inaugural World Cup tournament was held in England.

Here is the complete list of the players who have hit the highest number of sixes in every World Cup edition along with their batting stats:

Highest Number of Sixes In World Cup By Each Season

2019Eoin MorganEngland221137141.22111.07
2015Chris GayleWest Indies26634057117
2011Ross TaylorNew Zealand1463246587
2007Matthew HaydenAustralia181065973101
2003Sourav GangulyIndia15114655882
1999Lance KlusenerSouth Africa108281141122
1995Asanka GurusinhaSri Lanka1163075175
1991Mark GreatbatchNew Zealand1373134588
1987Viv RichardsWest Indies13639165107
1983David GowerEngland973847785
1979Graham GoochEngland452105364
1975Chris OldEngland348945137

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There is a multifold difference in the most number of sixes hit by a batsman in the World Cup 1975 and in the World Cup 2019. Chris Old from England hit the most sixes, which is 3, in the inaugural World Cup tournament and the England Cricket Team Captain Eoin Morgan hit 22 sixes in 2019.

While there are eight other batsmen who have topped the Most sixes in World Cup chart by hitting more than 10 sixes, no batsman apart from Chris Gayle except Eoin Morgan has hit more than 20. The English batsmen found their names on the list in the first three World Cups, but there is nobody from England who has hit the most number of sixes in a single edition till the last World Cup in 2019.

Gayle has the best ratio of sixes per innings of 4.33 in the 2015 edition.

New Zealand v West Indies: Quarter Final - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup