Most sixes in Test cricket: The Sportsrush present before you the list of most number of sixes scored by batsmen in Test matches.
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee scored a six in the first innings of the ongoing first Test of New Zealand’s tour of Sri Lanka to equal Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s number of scoring most sixes in Test cricket. The development came as source of astonishment as Southee and Tendulkar’s Test numbers are highly contrasting. The latter has scored 14,434 more runs than Southee in the given format.
Other than equaling Tendulkar’s feat, Southee is also the second-highest in this list among currently active cricketers. In 66 Test matches, Southee has scored 1,587 runs at an average of 18.03 and a strike rate of 88.31 including five half-centuries. Having scored 69 sixes in his Test career, the right-hand batsman is at the 17th position in this list.
Veteran West Indies opening batsman, who last played a Test in 2014, tops the list among current cricketers. In 103 Test matches, Gayle has scored 7,214 runs at an average of 42.18 and a strike rate of 60.26 including 15 centuries, 37 half-centuries and 98 sixes. Overall, Gayle is at the third position in this list.
Most sixes in Test cricket
The record for most sixes in Test cricket belongs to former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who had scored a whopping 107 sixes in 101 Test matches before retiring in 2016. Former Australia wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist comes next on the list with 100 sixes in 96 Test matches.
Bradman + Kohli + Smith = 63 sixes
Tim Southee = 69 sixes
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Among other current cricketers, veteran Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews (56), Australia opening batsman David Warner (55) and veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor (49) occupy the positions after Southee.
Where do the current Indian cricketers stand?
Another surprising name in this list is the highest six-hitter for India among current cricketers. Not many would have expected but veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh tops the list with 42 sixes in 103 Test matches. Known for clearing the field, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja takes the second position with 40 sixes in 41 Test matches.
The next two on the list are the batsmen-duo of Murali Vijay (33) and Rohit Sharma (32).