10 Players with best balls per six ratio since World Cup 2015
Here let's have a look at the batsmen who have most frequently hit maximums, in terms of balls taken per six, since the 2015 World Cup (minimum 35 sixes)
Published - May 28, 2019 2:09 pm | Updated - May 28, 2019 2:09 pm
The recently concluded 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League was witness to a series of blitzkrieg from power-hitters who kept the excitement high by hitting those big sixes or as they call it- the ‘maximums’. Andre Russell of KKR hit 59 sixes in just 13 outings and was celebrated by fans throughout. It’s a treat for the fans as the next big event is the Cricket World Cup which is to be held in England and Wales and the pitches there have been a paradise for the batsmen and has seen many big totals in the past four years.
The ICC’s showpiece event, starting on May 30, will be Chris Gayle’s final World Cup and fans will have to bear the pain of bidding goodbye to the one last representative of the ‘Golden Era’ in cricket. But the positive is that we get to witness the fireworks for one last time. But there will be more candidates who are all ready to set the stage on fire. There’s nothing more exciting than a glorious six hit in the most crafty or brutal manner.
A total of 463 sixes were hit in World Cup 2015 and this time the anticipation is even higher. So here let’s have a look at the batsmen who have most frequently hit maximums, in terms of balls taken per six, since the 2015 World Cup (We have taken a threshold of minimum 35 sixes):
10. Eoin Morgan (England) – 30.86:
At the tenth spot in this list is the England captain Eoin Morgan. Rohit Sharma and Morgan are the only two players who have hit 100 sixes or more since the conclusion of World Cup 2015. Considering this category is about the last four-year period, Morgan has been one of the most revolutionary names since he changed the face of the entire English brigade in limited-overs cricket.
Morgan was surprisingly given leadership duties just ahead of the previous World Cup and the team had a debacle of a tournament but this time the home team are the favourites to lift the title. Besides his captaincy skills, Morgan has also been a great batsman and top run-getters with 3039 runs since. In his past 75 innings, Morgan has hit 100 sixes and his balls/six ratio is 30.86.