There are different ways to approach the game in the mega tournaments, one is by playing an aggressive brand of cricket from the get-go and mounting pressure on the opposition. The other way is to start the innings at a sedate pace before picking up some momentum in going about the work. All these factors can be achieved only if the batters assess the conditions during the passage of play.
In today’s cricketing scene, smashing a six has become too mainstream and we have seen batters easily targeting the smaller boundaries to hit sixes with such ease. At the same time, the bowlers have been on the receiving end on a batting track as the batters have shown no mercy in taking the bowling attack to the cleaners. However, it is not that easy to repeat the fearless approach in the ODI World Cup, unless you hold your nerves.
The batters with nerves of steel have all the potential to showcase their mettle in a mega tournament like the ODI World Cup. In this article, we will learn more about the names of five cricketers who hit the most sixes in the last two ODI World Cups.
1. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma is cut above the rest of the batsmen in terms of hitting sixes like a hot knife through butter. Time and again, we have seen him make the batting look so easy and that’s because he has got the maturity and experience to dictate the terms. Popularly known as Hitman for his impeccable six-hitting abilities, he has smashed a total of 45 sixes in the last two ODI World Cups.
2. David Warner
Australia immensely benefitted from the valuable services of David Warner across all three formats of the game. He has often led the batting attack by example, courtesy of his potential to accelerate the scoreboard at the top of the order. Australia’s most experienced opening batsman follows next on the list as he hit a total of 32 sixes in the last two ODI World Cups.
3. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell is one of the dangerous batters and one of the hard-hitting batsmen in contemporary cricket. He is best known for his ability to sixes against any bowler with relative ease, provided if the deliveries pitch in his strong zone. There is literally no stopping him once he gets going and he comes third on the list as he hit a total of 29 sixes in the last two editions of the ODI World Cup.
4. Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock has played a quintessential role in scoring runs at a rate of knots as an opening batsman in white-ball cricket for the South African national cricket team. The left-handed batsman is known for his ability to take the attack to the cleaners, courtesy of his aggressive approach. He comes fourth on the list as he hammered a total of 25 sixes in the last two ODI World Cups.
5. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has a truckload of talent and potential in him. The right-handed batsman quickly rose through the ranks, thanks to his impressive batting abilities. However, injuries dented his career a bit in the last couple of years. Nevertheless, he ensured to hit peak form and justified his selection right in the ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, he has smacked a total of 24 maximums in the last two ODI World Cups.