When a batsman clears the ball over the boundary rope, it adds six runs to the batsman’s tally and the team’s scoreboard. In fact, six runs is the maximum number of runs a batsman can score in a single delivery. Some batters tend to be extra aggressive in terms of smashing longest sixes against the run of play.
This gives the batters the surge to go about their business as well. Hitting the longest six in cricket requires three factors namely technique, timing, and power. If a batter possesses these elements, he is destined to hit long sixes. Moreover, regular practice is important to develop the muscle memory required for powerful shots.
1. Daryl Mitchell – 107m
New Zealand’s star batsman Daryl Mitchell has turned out to be a valuable batting weapon for the national cricket team in white-ball cricket. Notably, he has been a sensational performer for New Zealand in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, in which he scored 552 runs to his credit at an average of 62. He smacked the longest six in the ongoing ODI World Cup, where he hit the ball at a distance of 107m against Team India.
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2. Shreyas Iyer – 106m
Shreyas Iyer has been one of the standout performers for India as far as the middle-order department is concerned. He mustered as many as 526 runs in 10 games so far in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The right-handed batsman who hit two centuries and three fifties in this tournament smacked the second-longest six in the ongoing tourney, in which he smashed 106m six against England.
3. Glenn Maxwell – 104m
Apart from scoring a miraculous match-winning double-century against Afghanistan in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the all-rounder didn’t do much to up his ante in the other games of this edition. During the game against New Zealand, he hammered the third-longest six in this tournament as he launched the ball at 104 m.
4. KL Rahul – 104m
India’s wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul has a superb batting technique, and because of this, he can play both conventional and innovative shots, helping him to hit sixes with such ease. The right-handed batsman hammered the fourth-longest six in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 tournament as he launched the ball at 104 m against New Zealand in the semi-final.
5. Shreyas Iyer – 101m
Shreyas Iyer has made a real case for himself by letting his bat do all the talking in the ongoing ODI World Cup. He justified his No.4 spot right by ticking the flow of runs in the middle-order. Notably, he hit the fifth-longest six in ODI World Cup 2023, as he launched the ball at 101 m against Afghanistan in the group stage fixture.
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Updated as of November 16, 2023*