Who Has the Most Sixes in Test Cricket?
Have you ever wondered which players in the cricket world have the most sixes in a Test match? Well, this article will tell you about that!
Brendon McCullum is the most prolific sixer in Test cricket history. He has 107 sixes in his career. That’s more than the 98 sixes that Jacques Kallis has.
McCullum is also the first player to reach two hundred and two thousand runs. In his final Test, he scored the fastest Test century in history. He smashed 145 runs off 79 balls. His innings also included 18 fours.
In his career, McCullum has played 101 Test matches, 176 innings and hit 107 sixes. As of January 2016, he has the highest number of sixes in Test cricket.
He has been a member of the New Zealand Test team since 2004. Initially, he was used as a wicketkeeper batsman. But later, he played primarily as a right arm bowler.
Ben Stokes, the England Test captain, has become the third batter in the world to reach the milestone of hitting 100 sixes in the red ball game. The previous two were Adam Gilchrist and Brendon McCullum.
Having made his debut in 2009, he is the son of the legendary cricketer, Gerald Stokes. He has played for New Zealand and England in international cricket.
Stokes has achieved several major achievements, including winning a World Cup final and leading England to victory in the Champions Trophy. His performance on the field and off it has been well documented.
Aside from his impressive batting, Stokes also excels as a bowler. He is known for his ability to hit the big shots. With a left-handed bat and an all-round game, Stokes is a formidable opponent for any bowler.
Adam Gilchrist is one of the most dynamic players to have graced the international cricket field. He played 96 Test matches without dropping out. The equable nature of his game made him a valuable asset to the Australian team.
When he joined the team, Gilchrist was a fairly inexperienced player. However, he did manage to play a part in three World Cups. In fact, he was the first Test batsman to hit 100 sixes.
Although his strike rate was not impressive, it was not bad considering his batting average. A few years later, Gilchrist scored 204 not out against South Africa in Johannesburg. His best innings came in the 2007 World Cup final against Sri Lanka.
Chris Cairns is a New Zealand all-rounder who has the most sixes in Test cricket. His 84 Test sixes are still the most for any test batsman. He became the sixth man to achieve a double of 200 wickets and 3000 runs in March 2004.
Chris Cairns had an impressive career for New Zealand. From 1989 to 2006 he played for the Black Caps and the Kiwis, and represented them in both ODIs and Tests. During this time he also served as captain for the Chandigarh Lions, in the Indian Cricket League.
In a brief 17 year international career, Cairns managed to secure several records. Among them were the most runs in a test, the most wickets in a Test, and the most sixes in a Test. While he was in his prime, he was one of the greatest all-rounders in the world. However, his pace diminished as he got older.
The Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden holds several records. One is his impressive 380-run knock against Zimbabwe. He has also scored a couple of double-centuries in test cricket.
In his Test career, he was selected to play in three World Cups and one ODI World Cup. During this period, he was a prolific scorer. During the 2007 World Twenty20, he scored 265 runs, making him the top scorer.
Matthew Hayden was an excellent player. He played spin bowling better than most of his opponents. As a result, he was one of only two Australian batsmen to score two 150-plus innings in losing causes.
The 380-run blitz against Zimbabwe is still a major talking point. Hayden broke the record for most sixes in a single innings. It took him 10 hours 22 minutes to complete the feat.
Wasim Akram has been a leading figure in the game of cricket for over a decade now. He has been a part of Pakistan’s success in both Test and ODIs. The only bowler to take more than 400 wickets in the two forms of the game, Wasim is a legend in the world of cricket.
His batting skills were also evident during his stint with the national side. In 2004, he was one of three batsmen selected for Pakistan’s tour of the Caribbean. With the ball, he was a master of the reverse swing.
On his first tour to Australia, Wasim Akram picked up his 100th test wicket. While his career was hampered by a tumultuous captaincy, Wasim still demonstrated his prowess as a player.
Here the completed List :
|BA Stokes (ENG)||2013-2022||89||162||7||5602||258||36.14||9504||58.94||12||28||14||668||107|
|BB McCullum (NZ)||2004-2016||101||176||9||6453||302||38.64||9989||64.60||12||31||14||776||107|
|AC Gilchrist (AUS)||1999-2008||96||137||20||5570||204*||47.60||6796||81.95||17||26||14||677||100|
|CH Gayle (WI)||2000-2014||103||182||11||7214||333||42.18||11970||60.26||15||37||15||1046||98|
|JH Kallis (ICC/SA)||1995-2013||166||280||40||13289||224||55.37||28903||45.97||45||58||16||1488||97|
|V Sehwag (ICC/IND)||2001-2013||104||180||6||8586||319||49.34||10441||82.23||23||32||16||1233||91|
|BC Lara (ICC/WI)||1990-2006||131||232||6||11953||400*||52.88||19753||60.51||34||48||17||1559||88|
|CL Cairns (NZ)||1989-2004||62||104||5||3320||158||33.53||5815||57.09||5||22||7||365||87|
|IVA Richards (WI)||1974-1991||121||182||12||8540||291||50.23||9613+||69.77*||24||45||10||952+||84|
|A Flintoff (ENG/ICC)||1998-2009||79||130||9||3845||167||31.77||6197||62.04||5||26||17||513||82|
|ML Hayden (AUS)||1994-2009||103||184||14||8625||380||50.73||14349||60.10||30||29||14||1049||82|
|KP Pietersen (ENG)||2005-2014||104||181||8||8181||227||47.28||13255||61.72||23||35||10||985||81|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||2005-2014||90||144||16||4876||224||38.09||8249||59.11||6||33||10||544||78|
|TG Southee (NZ)||2008-2022||88||126||11||1855||77*||16.13||2240||82.81||0||5||15||187||76|
|AD Mathews (SL)||2009-2022||100||178||24||6953||200*||45.14||14416||48.23||13||38||4||716||75|
|RT Ponting (AUS)||1995-2012||168||287||29||13378||257||51.85||22782||58.72||41||62||17||1509||73|
|CH Lloyd (WI)||1966-1985||110||175||14||7515||242*||46.67||6942+||56.68*||19||39||4||712+||70|
|Younis Khan (PAK)||2000-2017||118||213||19||10099||313||52.05||19375||52.12||34||33||19||1082||70|
|SR Tendulkar (IND)||1989-2013||200||329||33||15921||248*||53.78||29437+||54.04*||51||68||14||2058+||69|
|IT Botham (ENG)||1977-1992||102||161||6||5200||208||33.54||8565||60.71||14||22||14||621||67|
|CG Greenidge (WI)||1974-1991||108||185||16||7558||226||44.72||11932+||49.49*||19||34||11||872+||67|
|RG Sharma (IND)||2013-2022||45||77||9||3137||212||46.13||5625||55.76||8||14||4||335||64|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||2004-2018||114||191||18||8765||278*||50.66||16077||54.51||22||46||8||1024||64|
|CL Hooper (WI)||1987-2002||102||173||15||5762||233||36.46||11462||50.27||13||27||13||633||63|
|DA Warner (AUS)||2011-2022||99||182||8||7922||335*||45.52||11128||71.18||24||34||12||939||62|
|N Kapil Dev (IND)||1978-1994||131||184||15||5248||163||31.05||5192+||79.33*||8||27||16||557+||61|
|DPMD Jayawardene (SL)||1997-2014||149||252||15||11814||374||49.84||22959||51.45||34||50||15||1387||61|
|ST Jayasuriya (SL)||1991-2007||110||188||14||6973||340||40.07||10698||65.18||14||31||15||910||59|
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||1985-2002||104||147||19||2898||257*||22.64||5389+||52.82*||3||7||17||324+||57|
|SC Ganguly (IND)||1996-2008||113||188||17||7212||239||42.17||14070||51.25||16||35||13||900||57|
|RR Pant (IND)||2018-2022||33*||55||4||2262||159*||44.35||3071||73.65||5||11||2||245||55|
|RA Jadeja (IND)||2012-2022||60||89||20||2523||175*||36.56||4240||59.50||3||17||5||253||55|
|Imran Khan (PAK)||1971-1992||88||126||25||3807||136||37.69||6588+||47.52*||6||18||8||316+||55|
|LRPL Taylor (NZ)||2007-2022||112||196||24||7683||290||44.66||12957||59.29||19||35||14||932||55|
|CD McMillan (NZ)||1997-2005||55||91||10||3116||142||38.46||5670||54.95||6||19||7||367||54|
|BJ Haddin (AUS)||2008-2015||66||112||13||3266||169||32.98||5587||58.45||4||18||8||363||54|
|SCJ Broad (ENG)||2007-2022||159||232||39||3550||169||18.39||5417||65.53||1||13||39||427||54|
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||1998-2010||27||48||1||1716||156||36.51||1973||86.97||5||8||6||220||52|
|Mohammad Yousuf (PAK)||1998-2010||90||156||12||7530||223||52.29||14372||52.39||24||33||11||957||51|
|KC Sangakkara (SL)||2000-2015||134||233||17||12400||319||57.40||22882||54.19||38||52||11||1491||51|
|PA de Silva (SL)||1984-2002||93||159||11||6361||267||42.97||11249+||51.04*||20||22||7||737+||48|
|Javed Miandad (PAK)||1976-1993||124||189||21||8832||280*||52.57||15164+||45.99*||23||43||6||788+||48|
|HH Gibbs (SA)||1996-2008||90||154||7||6167||228||41.95||12270||50.26||14||26||11||887||47|
|JM Bairstow (ENG)||2012-2022||89||159||11||5482||167*||37.04||9520||57.58||12||23||16||648||46|
|SPD Smith (AUS)||2010-2022||90||160||20||8458||239||60.41||15548||54.39||29||36||8||922||46|
|JO Holder (WI)||2014-2022||58||104||16||2612||202*||29.68||4700||55.57||3||11||8||311||44|
|MA Starc (AUS)||2011-2022||74||106||23||1835||99||22.10||2851||64.36||0||10||12||180||44|
|ME Trescothick (ENG)||2000-2006||76||143||10||5825||219||43.79||10685||54.51||14||29||12||831||42|
|Harbhajan Singh (IND)||1998-2015||103||145||23||2224||115||18.22||3432||64.80||2||9||19||277||42|
|C de Grandhomme (NZ)||2016-2022||29||44||7||1432||120*||38.70||1780||80.44||2||8||6||141||41|
|DM Bravo (WI)||2010-2020||56||102||5||3538||218||36.47||7886||44.86||8||17||5||404||41|
|ME Waugh (AUS)||1991-2002||128||209||17||8029||153*||41.81||15360||52.27||20||47||19||844||41|
|Tamim Iqbal (BAN)||2008-2022||69||132||2||5082||206||39.09||8751||58.07||10||31||11||650||40|
|A Ranatunga (SL)||1982-2000||93||155||12||5105||135*||35.69||8672+||49.96*||4||38||12||534+||40|
|JL Langer (AUS)||1993-2007||105||182||12||7696||250||45.27||14192||54.22||23||30||11||912||40|
|LD Chandimal (SL)||2011-2022||70||127||13||4936||206*||43.29||10005||49.33||13||24||5||508||39|
|NJ Astle (NZ)||1996-2006||81||137||10||4702||222||37.02||9479||49.60||11||24||11||612||39|
|MEK Hussey (AUS)||2005-2013||79||137||16||6235||195||51.52||12436||50.13||19||29||12||685||39|
|MJ Clarke (AUS)||2004-2015||115||198||22||8643||329*||49.10||15456||55.92||28||27||9||978||39|
|IR Bell (ENG)||2004-2015||118||205||24||7727||235||42.69||15622||49.46||22||46||14||919||39|
|NS Sidhu (IND)||1983-1999||51||78||2||3202||201||42.13||7135+||44.33*||9||15||9||358+||38|
|SK Warne (AUS)||1992-2007||145||199||17||3154||99||17.32||5470||57.65||0||12||34||353||37|
|MA Holding (WI)||1975-1987||60||76||10||910||73||13.78||1185+||58.98*||0||6||15||78+||36|
|DW Steyn (SA)||2004-2019||93||119||27||1251||76||13.59||2825||44.28||0||2||14||124||36|
|S Chanderpaul (WI)||1994-2015||164||280||49||11867||203*||51.37||27395||43.31||30||66||15||1285||36|
|SM Pollock (SA)||1995-2008||108||156||39||3781||111||32.31||7198||52.52||2||16||9||412||35|
|Mohammad Rafique (BAN)||2000-2008||33||63||6||1059||111||18.57||1630||64.96||1||4||8||110||34|
|DJG Sammy (WI)||2007-2013||38||63||2||1323||106||21.68||1949||67.88||1||5||8||157||34|
|AM Rahane (IND)||2013-2022||82||140||12||4931||188||38.52||9972||49.44||12||25||10||560||34|
|J Blackwood (WI)||2014-2022||50||91||5||2629||112*||30.56||4898||53.67||3||16||7||312||33|
|Q de Kock (SA)||2014-2021||54||91||6||3300||141*||38.82||4652||70.93||6||22||7||411||33|
|JC Buttler (ENG)||2014-2022||57||100||9||2907||152||31.94||5365||54.18||2||18||9||340||33|
|M Vijay (IND)||2008-2018||61||105||1||3982||167||38.28||8601||46.29||12||15||8||467||33|
|JR Reid (NZ)||1949-1965||58||108||5||3428||142||33.28||128+||34.37*||6||22||5||267+||33|
|WJ Cronje (SA)||1992-2000||68||111||9||3714||135||36.41||8320||44.63||6||23||11||409||33|
|Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ)||1973-1990||86||134||19||3124||151*||27.16||4611+||57.34*||2||15||12||323+||33|
|MN Samuels (WI)||2000-2016||71||127||7||3917||260||32.64||8219||47.65||7||24||14||537||32|
|GS Sobers (WI)||1954-1974||93||160||21||8032||365*||57.78||4063+||53.58*||26||30||12||593+||32+|
|MG Johnson (AUS)||2007-2015||73||109||16||2065||123*||22.20||3536||58.39||1||11||19||247||31|
|SR Watson (AUS)||2005-2015||59||109||3||3731||176||35.19||7094||52.59||4||24||6||483||31|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||2005-2022||84*||154||13||5312||219*||37.67||11263||47.16||9||25||12||635||31|
|TA Boult (NZ)||2011-2022||78||94||46||759||52*||15.81||1265||60.00||0||1||13||82||30|
|MM Ali (ENG)||2014-2021||64||111||8||2914||155*||28.29||5697||51.14||5||14||15||355||30|
|MJ Slater (AUS)||1993-2001||74||131||7||5312||219||42.83||9967||53.29||14||21||9||598||30|