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Stats: Batsmen fastest to 100 sixes in ODIs

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Kieron Pollard now holds the record of being the fastest cricketer to hit 100 sixes in ODIs

The general rule of cricket is to play as per the situation demands but there are some players who know only one type of game and that is to attack.  As we have seen many powerful hitters over the years in international cricket like Viv Richards, Sanath Jayasuriya etc. who have changed the definition of the game with their attacking batsmanship. 

With the advent of T20 cricket, it is necessary to have at least one power-hitter in the batting lineup, someone who can change the course of the game on his own when needed. Players like Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have taken that art of hitting to another level over the years because these are the players who can hit sixes at their will and more importantly against any bowler, on any pitch, in any format etc. 

Also read: West Indies - Australia ODI encounters in numbers

These days, different players break different records day after day and the reason for that is very simple, these days the nature of batsmen has changed as they take more risks to score runs quickly. 

The latest record that has been broken is that of completing 100 sixes in ODIs in the quickest time and the man who broke that record is the giant West Indies all-rounder – Kieron Pollard. He broke that record in the first match of tri-nation series between West Indies and South Africa played at Guyana on 3 June 2016 by hitting six sixes in the match. He completed his 100 sixes in ODIs in just 86 innings and broke Ross Taylor’s record of hitting 100 sixes in 116 innings.

There are some big players like Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni present in the list as here, we have presented the fastest players to 100 sixes in ODIs.

Sr. no.BatsmanCountryNo. of innings
1Kieron PollardWest Indies86
2Ross TaylorNew Zealand116
3Martin GuptillNew Zealand120
4MS DhoniIndia123
Viv RichardsWest Indies126
Shahid Afridi Pakistan126
6Chris CairnsNew Zealand128
Eoin MorganEngland / Ireland135
Shane WatsonAustralia135
8Rohit SharmaIndia138
9Brendon McCullumNew Zealand142
10AB de VilliersSouth Africa149

Here is an another table that shows the team-wise distribution of players fastest to 100 sixes in ODIs.

4New Zealand
2West Indies
South Africa
England / Ireland
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I am an Indian mechanical engineer and a cricket enthusiast. Rahul Dravid and AB de Villiers are my role models.I am freelance statistician and writer in various websites like Circle of Cricket, The Quint, CricketCountry, Cric Tracker and The Cricket Lounge.
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