Top 5 Australian batsmen with most ODI sixes
A look at 5 of the most prolific ODI six hitters in Australian cricket history.
One day international cricket is a batsman's game and over the years, it is a format that has been absolutely dominated by batsmen. The rules of the game, the pitches and the fast outfields make it a format that is best suited for attacking batsmanship.
Australia have been one of the most dominant teams in the format for decades and in the first decade of the new millennium, they had one of the most dominant sides in the history of the format.
Naturally, they had some of the most destructive batsmen in their team as well and most of them were outstanding six hitters, who could clear any ground in the world. Here is a look at the 5 Australian batsmen who hit the highest number of sixes in ODI cricket.
#5 Matthew Hayden – 87
He was one of the most destructive opening batsmen in ODI cricket since Matthew Hayden fought his way back into the Australian side in 2001 and for the next 7 years or so, he was busy bullying bowling attacks all over the world.
He had the technique to play against any fast bowler in the world at the top of the order, as he demonstrated in Test cricket and in addition to that, he had the attacking game to completely dominate them.
In addition to that, Hayden's prowess against spin was unparalleled in the Australian team and once he made it into the middle overs, he could hit out at will.
His reach, strength and the ability to clear the boundary made him the 5th most prolific six hitters in the history of Australian ODI batting with a total of 87 sixes in 160 games. When he got going, it was almost a given that Australia would reach a big score.