5 players who didn’t hit a six in their ODI career

5 players who didn’t hit a six in their ODI career

Here we look at top five players who failed to hit in ODI cricket be it in terms of runs, matches or innings.

Glenn McGrath
Former international cricketer Glenn McGrath. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The One-Day International Cricket, with a history of nearly five decades, has evolved very quickly and set new requirements for both batsmen and bowlers. In the present day, the batsmen are needed to score at brisk strike rate and the big-hitting ability is appreciated.

However, in the initial years of the format, the top order batsmen were pushed to defensive mode before the middle-order batters took the control. Hence, many of them failed to hit big shots like few of the lower-order batters despite playing a decent number of the match.

Here we look at top five players who failed to hit in ODI cricket be it in terms of runs, matches or innings:

5. Geoff Boycott – 1082 runs

Geoffrey Boycott
Geoffrey Boycott. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Geoffrey Boycott has a good record in the ODI format in the limited matches he played. The former England batsman struck a hundred and 9 fifties across the 36 ODIs he played. Boycott amassed 1082 runs at a solid average of 36.06 in the 34 innings.

Boycott, known for his old school batting, scored runs at a strike rate of only 53.56 which was decent enough for the opening batters during the 60-over ODIs held in the 1970s. Boycott hardly known for big-hitting failed to hit even one six through his ODI career.

Even in Test cricket, he managed to hit only 8 sixes in the 108 matches despite scoring 8114 runs. Boycott struck only 84 fours in ODIs which is just 31% of his career aggregated. The legendary batsman remains as one of the three players to have ended their ODI career without hitting a six despite scoring over 1000 runs.