The New Zealand national cricket team are considered one of the top-tier teams in international cricket. They are a tough team to play against in the marquee events. On top of that, they have produced high-quality cricketers in their history. At the same time, their players are most admired by fans from across the world.
History also tells us that New Zealand produced super-aggressive batters who approached the game with a lot of intent. By doing so, the batters were able to score runs at a rate of knots. Case in point smashing a six in the most-important circumstances could give the team a great deal of confidence going forward.
Meanwhile, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) were blessed with technically gifted and super aggressive players who are capable of turning things around during the passage of play. In this article, let’s learn about the two New Zealand batsmen who smacked 30 or more sixes in a calendar year more than five times.
1. Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum has been one of the integral players of New Zealand cricket history. Popularly known as “Baz” for implying an aggressive approach during the gameplay, he was able to score runs at a rapid pace. At the same time, he was best known for his six-hitting abilities.
It is worth mentioning here that Brendon McCullum is the first and only player from New Zealand who hit 30 or more sixes in a calendar year, a record eight times, which is quite a fabulous record. Brendon McCullum has hit a total of 397 sixes in international cricket.
2. Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill has time and again showcased his big-hitting abilities in international cricket. The right-handed experienced campaigner has been a terrific performer for the New Zealand cricket team as far as the limited-overs formats are concerned.
Martin Guptill comes next on the list as he hit 30 or more sixes in a calendar year, a record six times. Overall, the veteran cricketer has hit a total of 383 sixes in international cricket, which is indeed worth applauding.
Updated as of July 6, 2023*