The ODI World Cup 2023 concluded on Sunday, November 19 as Australia won the title for a record-extending sixth time by beating India by six wickets in Ahmedabad. There were many highlights from the tournament as the participating teams gave their best in trying to script history. The ODI World Cup 2023 also created several records and one among them was the record for most sixes hit in a single edition of the tournament. In this article, we will look at the players who hit the most number of sixes in the 10-team competition.
3) 22 – Daryl Mitchell & Glenn Maxwell
Daryl Mitchell played a pivotal role for New Zealand in the middle order and helped them reach the semifinals. He finished No. 5 on the list of leading run-getters with 552 runs from nine innings at an average of 69. He hit 22 sixes and one of them travelled 107 meters, finishing as the longest in the tournament.
Glenn Maxwell also hit 22 sixes in the competition. He played arguably the best ODI innings of all time when he scored a double century against Afghanistan, helping Australia chase down a 292-run target. The 35-year-old finished with 400 runs from nine games at an average of 66.67.
2) 24 – David Warner & Shreyas Iyer
David Warner was in sublime form as he finished as the highest run-getter for Australia with 535 runs from 11 matches at an average of 48.64. The diminutive batter hit 24 sixes in the tournament, playing some exhilarating knocks. Shreyas Iyer, who is known for his big hits, especially against spinners, finished with 530 runs in 11 matches at an average of 66.25. Like Warner, the Mumbai batter also hit exactly 24 sixes. He hit a six that went 106 meters and finished as the second-longest hit in the tournament.
1) 31 – Rohit Sharma
The Indian captain showed great intent at the top of the order and got his team off to flying starts in almost every game. Rohit ended only behind Virat Kohli on the list of highest run-scorers in the tournament as the 36-year-old accumulated
597 runs at an average of 54.27. Rohit topped the chart for most sixes hit by a player as he deposited the ball 31 times into the crowd.