Most Sixes in Cricket World Cup

Cricket has transformed a lot since its birth. From 6 day Test Cricket to fast and furious T20 International Cricket, there has been a huge transition in the last century for cricket. The International Body for cricket or the ICC has tried its best to keep the interest of people into the game and they have done several experiments to make it happen. One such innovation in cricket was the 50 over One International Matches and in it specially the cricket world cup was introduced. The first Event of One Day International Cricket World Cup took place in 1975 in England and till now there has been a total of 10 tournaments till 2011. Australia has been the most successful team in world cup since they have emerged champions a record 4 times and they are planning to clinch their 5th World Cup title in this year world cup that is taking place in their home conditions.

Most Sixes in Cricket World Cup

Several records were made in all the edition of the world cups and it is the dream of every player to be in the final squad of their team and perform well in the cup and ultimately win the title for their nation. This article aims at studying one such record of the world cups i.e. Most Sixes in Cricket World Cup.

Ricky Ponting the Australian International and former captain holds the record of hitting the most number of sixes in all the world cups he played in. He hit a record 31 sixes in the 5 world cups he played in i.e. from 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. In 2003 and 2007 he was the captain of the Australian team which lifted the ultimate glory twice under his captainship. He also holds the record of second most run scoring player in all the world cups he played. He scored a total of 1743 runs in 46 matches he played at an average of 45.86 at an attacking strike rate of about 80 runs per 100 balls. His high strike rate displays his attacking nature as a player and also as a captain. This attacking attitude helped Australia win the World Cup twice. Cricket Australia owes a lot to him for his great services for the game.

Most Sixes in Cricket World Cup

The second player in the list of hitting most number of sixes in the world cups played is Herchelle Gibbs from South Africa who scored a total of 28 sixes in all the world cups he played. He also hold the record of 9th most successful batsmen in world cup history. He played a total of 25 matches and scored 1067 runs at an impressive average of 56 and an attacking strike rate of almost 87 runs per 100 balls. He was the opener for South Africa in all the world cups he played and brought South Africa closer to victory a number of times but was unfortunate. He hit a total of 106 fours and 28 sixes in his entire world cup career. Cricket South Africa owes a lot to him and he truly was an asset for the South African National Cricket Team.

Most Sixes in Cricket World Cup

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