IPL 2023: 3 Batsman Who Can Smash 110-Metre Long Sixes: Of the many things that the glitz and glam attract the crowd and viewers to the IPL, one which is certain to make your jaws drop is the big sixes that the powerful, muscular batters hit with sometimes nonchalant ease.
Over the years, as the T20 game has moved to unprecedentedly high-scoring rates, the batters have gotten stronger, the bats bigger, all emboldened to showcase their six-hitting prowess by the flatter nature of the pitches.
The IPL 2023 will get underway on March 31st, the tournament opener seeing MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings taking on the Hardik Pandya-led defending champions Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, the same venue where GT won the IPL 2022 trophy in what was their debut IPL season.
Like every season, this edition of the IPL 2023 will also see many many sixes, plenty of them going as big as over 100 metres, and a few of them even breaking the 110 metres distance.
Here are 3 batsmen who can hit sixes over 100 meters in the IPL 2023:
The most destructive force of a batsman in T20 cricket currently is Andre Russell. The Jamaican mercenary is coming off an ILT20 tournament in the UAE where he was amongst runs and sixes.
With a stable base and a ferocious bat swing, West Indian All Rounder has sent balls out of the stadium several times in his glittering T20 career. The KKR beast that is Dre Russ has cracked 175 sixes in 82 innings in the IPL – that is 2.1 six per innings, which is amongst the best in the competition. He’s overall smashed 587 sixes in his T20 career.
Liam Livingstone mixes power with timing and regularly sends the balls in the orbit. Famous for walloping Haris Rauf out of the Headingley stadium for a 122-metre six, Livingstone was with Punjab Kings in IPL 2022 when he pulled Mohammed Shami for a gigantic six that was measured to be 117 metres!
So it wouldn’t be a surprise – though it will still leave you gasping – if Livingstone smashes more sixes in IPL 2023 that go beyong the 110-metre distance.
Tim David is amongst the most powerful, destructive strikers of the cricket ball in the world. He joined Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022 and, after being recalled after being dropped from the side, David showed his wrath, proving to the MI management that he’s ready to take over from Kieron Pollard.
In IPL 2022, in 8 innings for MI, David hammered 186 runs at a strike rate of 216! He smashed 16 sixes last season, which included 4 monstrous hits over the fence and deep in the stands in his last innings of 34(11) that ended Delhi’s dreams of reaching the playoffs.
Having made a name for himself smoking big sixes on the bigger ground in Australia in the BBl, the Singapore-born Tim David was last year called up to the Australian T20 side. His enormous body, saddled with bulgy arms and a penchant to hit deliveries of almost any length and line for a six makes him one of the six-hitting machine.