Cricket, which started from the Test, has now reached T20 via ODI format. Believe it even if the game is the same but the way to play every format is quite different. Now if we talk about Test cricket, all the players like to play down the ground by saving wickets in this format. But some players in this format do not shy away from playing big shots.
Yes, currently many players in world cricket also hit sixes in Tests. So, in this article, we tell you about those top-10 players who are currently seen on the cricket field and have hit the most sixes in Tests.
Currently the top-10 batsmen with the most sixes in Test cricket. These are the stats for cricketers who have played test cricketers till 2020.
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10- Mitchell Starc
Australia cricket team fast bowler Mitchell Starc is a match-winner in limited-overs cricket for the national team. He also performs brilliantly for his team in Tests.
Talking about the figures of Mitchell Starc, he has made 244 wickets in 57 Test matches played so far with an average of 26.97 and an economy of 3.36. At the same time, in ODIs, he has 178 wickets in 91 matches and 48 wickets in 31 T20 matches.
Mitchell Starc also bats well in the lower order. Whenever the team needs it, they play brilliant innings with the help of big shots.
He is at number-10 on this list. Mitchell Starc has scored 1515 runs in 57 Tests at an average of 22.27. During this, he has hit 153 fours and 41 sixes.
9- Steve Smith
Australian cricket team player Steve Smith is currently ruling the ICC Test rankings. Smith is seen in form after returning from a year-long ban. He is playing big innings continuously in all three formats, especially in Tests.
If you look at the figures, Smith has scored 7227 runs in 73 Tests at an average of 62.84. During this time Smith has scored 26 centuries and 29 half-centuries with his bat.
Smith likes to play down the ground in Tests. He is currently ranked number-9 with 42 sixes in terms of players hitting sixes in Tests. Smith has so far hit 799 fours and 42 sixes in his Test career.
8- Stuart Broad
England cricket team fast bowler Stuart Broad is a big bowler. Broad has taken 485 wickets in 138 Test matches played so far with an average of 28.85 and an economy of 2.95. Apart from this, he is a dependable tail batsman for the English team. Till now, Broad has scored 3211 runs at an average of 18.66 in Tests. During this time, he has also scored a century and 12 half-centuries.
Broad is seen playing down the ground while batting but when he gets the right ball, he does not hesitate to hit a six. Broad is at number 8 on this list with 44 sixes. The fast bowler has hit 387 fours and 44 sixes in his Test career so far.
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7- Ravindra Jadeja
These days, the stars of Team India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are on high. He has won the trust of Virat Kohli in all three formats. That is why the selectors select him every time in the team. Jadeja has greatly improved his game.
Talking about Test cricket, the left-handed all-rounder has achieved a lot of achievements. Jadeja’s presence in the team not only gives strength to the team’s batting, bowling unit but he also can reverse the match with fielding.
Talking about the statistics, Jadeja has scored 1869 runs in 49 Tests at an average of 35.26. In which Jadeja has scored 14 fifties and a century. Also, while batting, Jadeja has hit 179 fours and 50 sixes. With this, Jadeja is at number seven on this list.
6- Ross Taylor
Former New Zealand cricket team captain and veteran batsman Ross Taylor has recently played his 100th Test match. With this, Taylor has now become the first and only batsman in international cricket to complete 100 matches in all three formats.
Not only this, but Ross Taylor is also currently ranked number six in terms of maximum sixes among the active players of Test cricket. Taylor has played a total of 101 Test matches for the Kiwi team so far and during this period, 52 sixes have come off his bat.
Also, if we talk about Taylor’s test statistics, he has scored 7238 runs in 178 innings of 101 Tests. In the Test, 19 centuries and 33 half-centuries have been registered in the name of an experienced batsman.
5- Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, who is known as a hitman in world cricket, got a chance as an opener during the Test series played against South Africa in 2019. After this, Sharma Ji’s son started showing his class in Test besides limited-overs cricket.
Among the active players of Test cricket, Rohit Sharma is at number five in terms of maximum sixes. Hitman has hit 52 sixes in 32 Test matches. Talking about statistics, he has scored 2141 runs in 53 innings of 32 Tests with the help of six centuries and ten half-centuries.
Ever since Rohit Sharma started opening in Test cricket, he has been hitting sixes with his bat. As an opener, he has hit 20 sixes in 6 innings so far. Recently, Rohit Sharma had hit seven sixes during his 127-run knock in the Visakhapatnam Test against the South Africa team.
Australian opener David Warner is also named in this list. Explosive opener David Warner has played a total of 84 Test matches for Australia so far and during this time, 56 sixes have come off his bat.
David Warner has scored a total of 7244 runs in 155 innings from 86 Tests with a strong average of about 49 and Warner has also scored 24 centuries and 30 half-centuries in this format.
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3- Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews may have been troubled due to injury in the last few years, but even today his style of playing is the same. Angelo Mathews comes third in this list.
Angelo Mathews has played a total of 86 Test matches for Sri Lanka so far and during this period, 61 sixes have come off his bat. Mathews has scored 5981 runs in 154 innings of 86 Tests at an average of around 46. Also, he has scored 10 centuries and 35 half-centuries.
2- Tim Southee
At present, Tim Southee is at the number 2 of the list of players who have hit the most sixes in Test cricket. Although experienced bowlers are famous for their strong bowling, they can also bat amazingly when needed.
He has so far played 73 Test matches for the Kiwi team and during this period he has hit 75 sixes in 106 innings. As a batsman, he has scored 1668 runs at an average of 17.37 and has scored five half-centuries.
1- Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes, the all-rounder player of the England cricket team, who performed brilliantly in all three formats for England, is second in this list. Since the Bristol controversy in 2018, world cricket has seen a different Ben Stokes. Stokes played a key role in his team winning the first 50 overs World Cup.
If we talk about his performance, his name is included in the list of the best all-rounder players in the world. Ben Stokes’ performance in the ODI, Test and T20 formats has been superb. He contributes significantly to the team’s victory with his superb bowling and reliable batting.
Ben Stokes, who has played 71 Test matches so far, has hit 79 sixes in 130 innings. In terms of statistics, Ben Stokes has scored 4056 runs in this format with an average of 36.54 and also has 9 centuries and 21 fifties to his name.