The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is almost upon us. Eight teams will bid to win the tournament, that will run between the 9th of April and the 30th of May, across many cities in India.
Ahead of the competition, let us take a look at which teams have been the most prolific, when it has come to hitting sixes in the tournament’s history.
349: The number of sixes hit by Chris Gayle in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 132 matches. This is the most hit by any batsman in the IPL history.
Most individual sixes during an IPL career
|235||AB de Villiers||169||156||3192||13.58|
6.45: The average number of balls taken by Andre Russell in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to hit each of his 129 sixes. This is the fewest balls taken by any batsman in the IPL history, while hitting minimum 50 sixes in their IPL career.
Frequent six hitters in an IPL career
(min 50 sixes)
17: The number of sixes hit by a batsman in an IPL match. No surprise, it is Chris Gayle who hit the maximum in a match during his record breaking 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors career at Bengaluru on 23 April 2013.
Most individual sixes in an IPL match
|17||Chris Gayle (175*)||RCB||PWI||Bengaluru||23 April 2013|
|13||Brendon McCullum (158*)||KKR||RCB||Bengaluru||18 April 2008|
|13||Chris Gayle (128*)||RCB||DD||Delhi||17 May 2012|
|12||Chris Gayle (117)||RCB||PBKS||Bengaluru||6 May 2015|
|12||AB de Villiers (129*)||RCB||GL||Bengaluru||14 May 2016|
59: The maximum number of sixes hit by a batsman in an IPL season. Chris Gayle for RCB achieved this in 2012 in 456 balls, at 7.73 balls for every six he it.
Most sixes by batsmen in an IPL season
21: The number of sixes hit by a team in an IPL match. During Chris Gayle’s mammoth 175 not out, his team RCB hit the maximum sixes in an IPL match.
Most sixes by one side in an IPL match
|21||Royal Challengers Bangalore (263/5)||PWI||Bengaluru||23 April 2013|
|20||Royal Challengers Bangalore (248/3)||GL||Bengaluru||14 May 2016|
|20||Delhi Daredevils (214/3)||GL||Delhi||4 May 2017|
|18||Royal Challengers Bangalore (226/3)||PBKS||Bengaluru||6 May 2015|
|18||Rajasthan Royals (226/6)||PBKS||Sharjah||27 Sep 2020|
33: The number of sixes hit by both sides combined in an IPL match.
Most sixes by both sides combined in an IPL match
|33||Royal Challengers Bangalore (16)||Chennai Super Kings (17)+||Bengaluru||25 April 2018|
|33||Rajasthan Royals (17)+||Chennai Super Kings (16)||Bengaluru||14 May 2016|
|31||Gujarat Lions (11)||Delhi Daredevils (20)+||Delhi||4 May 2017|
|31||Kolkata Knight Riders (17)||Chennai Super Kings +(14)||Chennai||10 April 2018|
|31||Kolkata Knight Riders (15)+||Punjab Kings (16)||Indore||12 May 2018|
+ winning side
1232: The number of sixes hit by Mumbai Indians in the IPL since their first match in 2008. This is the maximum number of sixes hit by any IPL side in history!
Maximum sixes hit by each of the current eight IPL sides since inception
|1197||Royal Challengers Bangalore||196||2008||21930||18.32|
|1073||Kings XI Punjab $||190||2008||21884||20.40|
|1050||Chennai Super Kings||179||2008||20720||19.73|
|1015||Kolkata Knight Riders||192||2008||21743||21.42|
|975||Delhi Capitals #||194||2008||22027||22.59|
$ Will be known as Punjab Kings from 2021
# Until 2018 was known as Delhi Daredevils
8899 – the total number of sixes hit in IPL from 2008 to 2020.
145: The number of sixes hit Chennai Super Kings during season 2018. This is the maximum number of sixes hit by any side in a single IPL season.
Most sixes by a side in a single IPL season
|145||Chennai Super Kings||2018||16||1879||12.96|
|143||Kolkata Knight Riders||2019||14||1624||11.36|
|142||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2016||16||1858||13.08|
|130||Kolkata Knight Riders||2018||16||1862||14.32|
All records correct & updated as on 8 April 2021, before the start of IPL 2021.