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Most sixes in the IPL by a team in 2024

The 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League witnessed some of the most explosive batting performance by both players and teams. While cetain milestones such as the highest partnership in IPL could not be broken or matched, there was a new record set: the most sixes in a single season. In fact, with 140 sixes, the most sixes in the IPL by a team in 2023 was set by Mumbai Indians.

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There were some really big maximums dispatched by some of the league’s top batters, setting the tone for what eventually turned out to be a thrilling season. The IPL 2023 edition saw a record 1,124 sixes hit. In contrast, the 2022 IPL season witnessed 1062 sixes in 148 innings of 74 matches. At the time, it was the highest number of sixes in the tournament’s history. However, in IPL 2023, that record was broken by a massive 62 sixes.

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For curious readers, here’s a look at the most sixes in the IPL by a team in 2023. The list includes all franchises that competed in the tournament:

Team

Number of Sixes

Mumbai Indians

140

Chennai Super Kings

133

Kolkata Knight Riders

125

Gujarat Titans

124

Punjab Kings

117

Lucknow Super Giants

115

Rajasthan Royals

112

Rajasthan Royals

107

Sunrisers Hyderabad

84

Delhi Capitals

67

Most sixes in IPL 2024 by batter

While IPL 2024 is yet to kick off, we look at last season’s record for the most maximums. Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, and Ruturaj Gaikwad, were among those to contribute to the total sixes in IPL 2023. Here are the most individual sixes in IPL 2023:

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Player Matches Runs HS Ave 6s
F du Plessis (RCB) 14 730 84 56.15 36
S Dube (CSK) 16 418 52 38.00 35
Shubman Gill (GT) 17 890 129 59.33 33
GJ Maxwell (RCB) 14 400 77 33.33 31
RD Gaikwad (CSK) 16 590 92 42.14 30
RK Singh (KKR) 14 474 67* 59.25 29
SA Yadav (MI) 16 605 103* 43.21 28
MP Stoinis (LSG) 15 408 89* 31.38 27
YBK Jaiswal (RR) 14 625 124 48.07 26
N Pooran (LSG) 15 358 62 29.83 26
H Klaasen (SRH) 12 448 104 49.77 25
SV Samson (RR) 14 362 66* 30.16 24
NT Tilak Varma (MI) 11 343 84* 42.87 23
SO Hetmyer (RR) 14 299 56* 37.37 23
KR Mayers (LSG) 13 379 73 29.15 22
C Green (MI) 16 452 100* 50.22 22
VR Iyer (KKR) 14 404 104 28.85 21
JM Sharma (PBKS) 14 309 49* 23.76 21
N Rana (KKR) 14 413 75 31.76 20
LS Livingstone (PBKS) 9 279 94 34.87 19
Prabhsimran Singh (PBKS) 14 358 103 25.57 19
AD Russell (KKR) 14 227 42 20.63 18
DP Conway (CSK) 16 672 92* 51.69 18
Ishan Kishan (MI) 16 454 75 30.26 18
RG Sharma (MI) 16 332 65 20.75 17
AM Rahane (CSK) 14 326 71* 32.60 16
V Kohli (RCB) 14 639 101* 53.25 16
V Shankar (GT) 14 301 63* 37.62 15
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (KKR) 11 227 81 20.63 15
AR Patel (DC) 14 283 54 28.30 15
TH David (MI) 16 231 45* 25.66 15
HH Pandya (GT) 16 346 66 31.45 15

Highlights of IPL 2023

The IPL 2023 season saw a record-breaking number of sixes across the 16 editions of the IPL. It surpassed the milestone of 1100 sixes for the first time in the tournament’s history. Here are some major highlights of the tournament:

  • Faf du Plessis, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, leads the chart for most sixes with 36 hits over the boundary. Following closely is Shivam Dube from Chennai Super Kings, who struck 35 sixes.
  • Shubman Gill, the Orange Cap holder, was third with 34 sixes. This was Gill’s highest tally of sixes in a season since his IPL debut.

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  • The IPL 2023 season witnessed several significant milestones, including MS Dhoni nearing the top three for the most runs in IPL finals and the highest individual and team scores in IPL finals. Dhoni also played his 250th IPL match in the CSK vs. GT final. He became the first player to achieve this milestone.

Chris Gayle from the West Indies holds the record for the most sixes in an IPL season. The ‘Universe King’ smashed 59 sixes in the IPL 2012 season. Meanwhile, former RCB captain Virat Kohli holds the record for most sixes by an Indian in a single IPL season. The batting stalwart hit 38 sixes in the 2016 season while amassing a record 973 runs in 16 innings. That said, fans can expect a lot of sixes once IPL 2024 commences.

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Predicted IPL 2024 sixes

With the IPL 2024 auction long over, there has been some major reshuffling of players among the franchises. However, one can expect the same level of fireworks when it comes to the number of sixes.

Given the trend of sixes witnessed in previous seasons, experts predict that IPL 2024 could witness a surge. The IPL has seen batsmen continuously push the boundaries, looking to clear the ropes with greater frequency.

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis, having led the charts for most sixes in the previous season, is likely to retain his reputation as a formidable six-hitter. His explosive batting style and ability to dispatch the ball into the stands make him a potent force to reckon with.

Also, Shivam Dube from Chennai Super Kings and Shubman Gill, the current Orange Cap holder, are the other contenders. With their aggressive batting techniques and penchant for clearing the boundaries, these players should entertain fans with their strokeplay.

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As teams continue to bolster their lineups with big-hitting overseas players, the stage is set for a thrilling showcase of power hitting. The competition among teams to outshine each other in the six-hitting department is likely to result in a record-breaking season. In fact, the IPL 2024 edition could witness the highest number of sixes ever recorded in the tournament’s history.

The IPL 2024 season promises to be a spectacle of power-hitting excellence. As fans gear up to witness the action, the stage is set for a thrilling display of cricketing prowess.

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