Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe smashed five mighty sixes in his handsome knock of 138 against India to become third leading batsman with most sixes. He is also second highest run-scorer of 2015 Cricket World Cup. South African skipper AB de Villiers leading the most sixes list with 20, the most number of sixes in in a single edition of Cricket World Cup. He clobbered four sixes against weak UAE bowling line up to take the total of sixes to 20. With 20 sixes hit in ICC World Cup 2015, he broke former Australia left-handed opener Matthew Hayden’s record of 18 sixes in the 2007 edition. Also Read: 2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Run-Scorers: List of Top Batsmen of WC 2015.
Overall in all the World Cups, the swashbuckling right-hander also holds the record for the maximum sixes in the quadrennial event (36). Two-time Australian World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting is second on the list with 31 sixes to his credit. Also Read: 2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Wicket-takers: List of Top Bowlers of WC 2015.
Following AB de Villiers closely is West Indies batting powerhouse Chris Gayle with 18 sixes, out of which 16 were hit in a single match against Zimbabwe during his knock of 215. In form New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum is third with 12 sixes while Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan also features as the most sixes hitting batsmen of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
List of 2015 Cricket World Cup batsmen with most sixes
|AB de Villiers||South Africa|
|Chris Gayle||West Indies|
|Brendon McCullum||New Zealand|
|David Miller||South Africa|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka|
|Angelo Mathews||Sri Lanka|
|Lendl Simmons||West Indies|
Leading run-scorers table updated till Match 37 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, New Zealand vs Bangladesh on March 13, 2015.
AB de Villiers who has recorded few achievements against his name, like hitting all time fastest 150 in One Day Internationals history with his unbeaten 162 against West Indies where he clubbed eight sixes. In the next encounter against Ireland he again hit two sixes but got out for 24. On March 7 in their contest at Auckland versus Pakistan, he hit five sixes and scored 77.
The 31-year-old, who holds the record for the fastest 50, 100 and 150 in One-Day International (ODI) cricket, also entered the World Cup top-10 of all-time scorers’ list reaching a total of 1,142 runs. The list is headed by Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar with 2,278 runs to his credit. Inputs from IANS. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches.