The T20 format is known for the rate of runs scored and the number of boundaries hit in its short span. It gives just 120 balls to each team with 11 players and thus gives a chance for the batting team to take more risks than in a 50 over game. However, some batsmen do not care about the situation of the game and play in a similar style that is often effective. Here is lost of T20 innings by players with highest sixes scored.
Most Sixes in T20 Innings
Chris Gayle is one of the hardest hitter of the cricket ball. He gives a lot of entertainment to his fans all around the world. His innings in an RCB shirt in the IPL in 2013 of 175 was one of the greatest ever T20 innings. Gayle smashed the Pune Warriors all around the park. He scored 17 sixes, 13 fours and came back not out on 175. This till remains the highest T20 score in any form of the game.
Just one six behind Gayle, Napier who played for Essex in 2008 smashed a century against Sussex in an incredible way. He scored an unbeaten 152 to help Essex to a mammoth 242 in 20 over’s. Napier is a classy batsmen, who has the eye for scoring quick runs and on a day in Chelmsford where the rope were bought in, he exploded. His century consisted of 16 sixes and more boundaries as he recorded the highest ever score in English T20.
Featuring for the second time in the list, Chris Gayle continues to prove that he is the biggest hitter in the world of cricket at the moment. In his debut for Somerset, Gayle took them apart and scored an unbeaten century but couldn’t help his team win the match as they felt agonizingly short of an over 200 target set by Kent. In this innings, Gayle sent 15 balls over the rope and also scored 10 boundaries to give Somerset a sniff at victory. He has proved himself once again and this time showed that he is capable of doing it in different parts of the world.
The opening bat for Australia, Aaron Finch is someone who relies on brute force. He plays as if he believes in hitting the ball as hard as he can. He has a unique ability to produce great power in shots without a huge bat lift and seems to have every shot in the book. Finch smashed a fierce 156 against the England team who were in form before the game. He scored 14 sixes in this innings and took Australia to a comfortable victory against their rivals.
One player who is not so popular, Williams a batsman from Namibia produced a brilliant T20 knock against fellow minnows Scotland in 2011. Williams scored 116 runs in 48 balls to help Namibia secure an easy win against Scotland. Williams blasted the ball to all parts of the ground in this innings. He scored 14 sixes in his 116 run knock and this made the whole world pay attention to a new cricketer. However, he never was able to produce another innings like that and now seems to be forgotten.