The IPL has long been considered a batsman’s game. The T20 tournament has led to the rise of many innovative batting shots and techniques. Six-hitting is one of the most entertaining aspects in an IPL match. The entries we have today are those with an uncanny ability to smash the ball outside the boundary. Let’s take a look at the top 5 batsmen with the most number of sixes in an IPL final.
Suresh Raina- 13
Suresh Raina, with his 5000+ runs and a strike rate of more than 130, is one of the most successful players in the IPL. He can be called an ‘IPL royalty’, and has hit 13 sixes in the finals of the IPL. Raina is one of the most dependable players in the CSK set-up. He has hit a total of 194 sixes in his IPL career. The left=hander might look to improve upon his tally this season.
Shane Watson- 13
Shane Watson is one the best all-rounders the world has ever seen. His destructive batting led to a bidding war between DD, CSK, and RCB, which led to CSK buying him for a hefty Rs 4 Crore. Watson has scored 3575 runs and 177 sixes in his IPL career. Out of the 177 sixes, 13 of those were hit in the IPL finals. Watson has a career strike rate of almost 140.
Pollard has been a Mumbai Indians mainstay for a long time now. The Mumbai Indians look to have no intention of letting him go, as he has been extremely valuable to the team. Pollard has scored 2755 runs from 148 matches. He has hit 176 sixes, and 12 of them were hit in the IPL finals. Pollard generally bats down the order, and so has managed to maintain a strike rate 146.77.
MS Dhoni- 11
MS Dhoni’s credentials have been named and proven time and again. He is one of the most destructive finishers in the world. Dhoni has led the CSK to multiple IPL finals, and has hit 11 sixes in the finals. The Chennai Super Kings have won the title 3 times now, and a lot of credit goes to their batsmen for their success.
Yusuf Pathan has made his name as a T20 specialist. Post his averagely successful stint with the national team, Pathan put his explosive batting to make T20 format his own. He has managed to do it, and how! Pathan has scored 3204 runs at an average of around 30, with a strike rate of 142.97. He rounds off this list with 10 IPL final sixes to his name.