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Top 5 New Zealand batsmen with most Test sixes

Srikant
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New Zealand have been the perennial black horses in cricket who have managed to outdo what's expected of them on a consistent basis.

The Black Caps' success has traditionally been a result of collective teamwork rather than an individual's brilliance and that's always a good thing to see in a team sport.

New Zealand are a very strong side in home conditions with the seaming conditions always presenting a problem to the visiting side. However, the relatively small size of the grounds does offer some respite to the batsmen under such circumstances.

Batsmen who like to play their shots enjoy playing in New Zealand as even mishits sometimes find their way over the boundary ropes. The New Zealand players who grow up playing cricket in such conditions are thus used to playing their shots the other way round, even on away tours.

Over the years, There have been a number of aggressive players for New Zealand who have not been afraid to take the aerial route, even in the Test format. After all, the record for the most number of sixes in Test cricket is held by a New Zealander, but more on that later.

We begin the list of the Top 5 New Zealand batsmen with most sixes in Test cricket with a player who has been a great servant to the game for more than a decade and is showing no signs of slowing down.


#5 Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor New Zealand Cricket
Taylor's strokeplay is quite pleasing to the eye but he also has the ability to hit big when needed
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The 33-year-old right-handed batsman is undoubtedly one of the greatest players in New Zealand's cricket history and is still going strong in all formats of the game.

With 17 centuries each in both the Test and ODI format, Taylor has earned legendary status amongst the cricket fans back home.

He also loves to play the big shots and stands fifth in terms of most sixes scored for the Black Caps in Test cricket with 44 sixes from 83 matches.

With 6246 runs at an average of above 48, Taylor has maintained a high level of consistency in the longest format of the game, making necessary adjustments to his aggressive nature to achieve success in the format.

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Srikant
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An Engineer by education, Sports has been my true passion all along. Football, Cricket, and Tennis are what I follow the most. A Red Devil by heart. Dada fanatic and someone who idolises Sir Alex Ferguson for the way he managed to outwit money power with his man-management skills.
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