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IPL 2024: Most Sixes Smashed In The History Of Indian Premier League - 1,125 And Counting

The 2024 Indian Premier League season has witnessed an array of record breaking performances, from highest team total, to the most number of sixes. Here's a look at the sixes smashed in this season and throughout the history of the tournament

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Virat Kohli hits a six during RCB vs PBKS match 6 of the 2024 Indian Premier League on March 25. Photo: BCCI
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The 2024 Indian Premier League season will be written in BOLD letters in the history book of the tournament. This year not only reshaped the dynamics of the league, but also shattered all the records, and raised the bars higher! Among the electrifying feats of the 17th IPL edition is the unprecedented number of sixes hit in a season. (Full Coverage)

In the showdown between the Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants on Tuesday (May 14, 2024) a staggering total of 20 towering sixes were launched, bringing the season's tally to 1,125 in only 64 matches. This marks the highest number of sixes recorded in a single season throughout the history of the Indian Premier League. That too, with 10 matches remaining.

In the 2023 season, the total number of sixes smashed was 1,124 from 74 matches. And in IPL 2022, only 1,062 sixes were recorded.

Most Number of Sixes In IPL 2024 By A Team

SunRisers Hyderabad.
SunRisers Hyderabad. Photo: BCCI
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1. Sunrisers Hyderabad - 146 sixes in 12 matches

2. Royal Challengers Bengaluru - 141 sixes in 13 matches

3. Delhi Capitals - 135 sixes in 14 matches

4. Kolkata Knight Riders - 125 sixes in 12 matches

5. Mumbai Indians - 122 sixes in 13 matches

6. Punjab Kings - 102 sixes in 12 matches

7. Rajasthan Royals - 100 sixes in 12 matches

8. Chennai Super Kings - 99 sixes in 13 matches

9. Lucknow Super Giants - 88 sixes in 13 matches

10. Gujarat Titans - 67 sixes in 12 matches

The record for the most number of sixes smashed by a team in IPL's history is owned by the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (eliminated this season) with 1670 sixes from 260 matches.

Most Number of Sixes In IPL 2024 By A Player

So far the record for the most number of sixes hit in the 2024 IPL season is held by Abhishek Sharma of SunRisers Hyderabad. Below is the list of the top five six-hitters of the season:

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1. Abhishek Sharma

Team - SunRisers Hyderabad

Number of Sixes - 35 from 12 matches

2. Virat Kohli

Team - Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Number of Sixes - 33 from 13 matches

3. Sunil Narine

Team - Kolkata Knight Riders

Number of Sixes - 32 from 12 matches

4. Travis Head

Team - SunRisers Hyderabad

Number of Sixes - 31 from 11 matches

5. Riyan Parag

Team - Rajasthan Royals

Number of Sixes - 31 from 12 matches

Most Number of Sixes In IPL's History By A Player

1. Chris Gayle

Number of Sixes - 357

Number of Matches - 142

2. Rohit Sharma

Number of Sixes - 272

Number of Matches - 256

3. Virat Kohli

Number of Sixes - 267

Number of Matches - 250

4. AB de Villiers

Number of Sixes - 251

Number of Matches - 184

5. MS Dhoni

Number of Sixes - 251

Number of Matches - 263

6. David Warner

Number of Sixes - 236

Number of Matches - 184

7. Kieron Pollard

Number of Sixes - 223

Number of Matches - 189

8. Andre Russell

Number of Sixes - 203

Number of Matches - 117

9. Suresh Raina

Number of Sixes - 203

Number of Matches - 205

10. Sanju Samson

Number of Sixes - 205

Number of Matches - 163

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