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Most Sixes in Indian T20 by Team: Top Records & Rankings

By First Games Team April 24, 2024

The Indian Premier League (Indian T20) is one of the most popular and exciting cricket leagues globally, known for its fast-paced and thrilling matches. Established in 2008, the Indian T20 features franchise-based teams representing cities and regions across India. One of the most captivating aspects of Indian T20 cricket is the emphasis on aggressive batting, particularly big hitting, which adds a dynamic and electrifying dimension to the game.

Unlike traditional cricket formats such as Test matches, T20 cricket, like the Indian T20, is all about speed and excitement. Indian T20 matches are shorter, lasting just three hours, and every ball is crucial. This quick-paced setting encourages batsmen to take risks and aim for big hits, especially sixes – those thrilling moments when the ball sails over the boundary rope.

Sixes are essential in T20 cricket. A well-timed six can completely change the momentum of a match, leaving bowlers disheartened and fans cheering loudly. They not only make the game more thrilling but also boost a team's score significantly. In the high-pressure atmosphere of the Indian T20, the ability to consistently hit sixes is highly valued, and teams with strong hitters often have a notable advantage.

Mumbai Indians, the five-time Indian T20 champions, hold the record for hitting the most sixes by a team in Indian T20 history. With formidable hitters like Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and others in their lineup over the years, Mumbai Indians have smashed a remarkable 1408 sixes in 231 Indian T20 matches so far.

In T20 cricket, hitting a six is the best way for a batsman to score big from one ball. That's why it's not surprising that the most successful Indian T20 team leads in hitting sixes. But Mumbai Indians are not the only ones good at this; Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings are right behind them in second and third place for hitting sixes.

Most Sixes in Indian T20 By Team

Here is the ranking of all Indian T20 teams based on the number of sixes they have hit in the Indian Premier League.

S.No. Teams Matches Sixes
1 Mumbai Indians 255 1633
2 Royal Challengers Bangalore 249 1566
3 Chennai Super Kings 233 1466
4 Punjab Kings 240 1454
5 Kolkata Knight Riders 244 1420
6 Delhi Capitals 246 1283
7 Rajasthan Royals 214 1187
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 173 959
9 Lucknow Super Giants 38 292
10 Gujarat Titans 41 232

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians, the most successful Indian T20 franchise with five titles, also holds the record for most sixes hit by a team in the league's history. They have smashed a staggering 1633 sixes in just 255 games, averaging an impressive 6.40 maximums per match. Royal Challengers Bangalore, despite reaching the final three times, trail closely with 1566 sixes, while five-time champions Chennai Super Kings are a distant third with 1466 sixes.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore hold a curious distinction: they are the second-highest six-hitting team in Indian T20 history despite never lifting the trophy.  Boasting past and present big-hitters like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell, RCB has consistently produced some of the most explosive batting in the league, hitting a staggering 1433 sixes in their history.  However, despite this firepower, the team has yet to translate their power-hitting into championship glory, leaving fans wondering what missing ingredient prevents them from achieving the ultimate Indian T20 success.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings, five-time Indian T20 champions, hold the third spot for most sixes hit by a team in the league's history. They have smashed a total of 1466 sixes in 233 matches, averaging an impressive 6.29 maximums per game. This power-hitting prowess has been a key factor in their championship success, showcasing their ability to consistently clear the boundaries.

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings (PBKS) have shown they are a strong team in the Indian T20 for hitting sixes. They've hit an impressive 1454 sixes in 240 matches, averaging about 6.05 sixes per match. This shows they love to play aggressively and hit the ball hard. PBKS has some of the most exciting batsmen in the league, helping them rank fourth in total sixes. Their style of play is thrilling and entertaining, making them a team fans love to watch in the Indian T20.

Also Read: Exploring the Longest Six in Cricket History

Most Sixes in Indian T20 2024

The Indian T20 2024 season is currently nearing its final stages, with 39 matches already played among the teams. Throughout these games, players have set and broken several records, including those for the most sixes hit by individual players and teams. Here is the updated list of these records as of April 23, 2024.

Most Sixes In Indian T20 2024 List: Top 10 Players

Name Sixes Innings Runs Highest Score
Heinrich Klaasen (SRH) 26 7 268 80
Abhishek Sharma (SRH) 24 7 257 63
Sunil Narine (KKR) 20 6 276 109
Riyan Parag (RR) 20 7 318 84
Nicholas Pooran (LSG) 20 7 246 64
Dinesh Karthik (RCB) 19 7 251 83
Rohit Sharma (MI) 18 7 297 105
Travis Head (SRH) 18 7 324 102
Virat Kohli (RCB) 16 8 379 113
Tristan Stubbs (DC) 15 6 189 71

Indian T20 2024: Most Sixes by Teams

  1. Sunrisers Hyderabad - 99
  2. Mumbai Indians - 85
  3. Royal Challengers Bangalore - 82
  4. Delhi Capitals - 70
  5. Kolkata Knight Riders - 69
  6. Rajasthan Royals - 64
  7. Punjab Kings - 62
  8. Chennai Super Kings -55
  9. Lucknow Super Giants - 52
  10. Gujarat Titans - 30

Wrapping Up

Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings have consistently dominated the six-hitting charts in the Indian T20.  Their explosive batting lineups have produced some of the most memorable moments in the tournament's history, with players like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Kieron Pollard consistently clearing the boundaries.  With the Indian T20 2024 still ongoing, these teams have the opportunity to further extend their six-hitting prowess and solidify their place among the league's most powerful batting forces.

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