IPL 2020: Three horse race between Dhoni, De Villiers and Rohit Sharma for no. 2 spot, explained

IPL 2020: Here are the three players who are looking for no. 2 spot for the most number of sixes in IPL history, West Indies star Chris Gayle leading the table at present

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 25, 2020 10:57 IST
IPL 2020: Three horse race between Dhoni, De Villiers and Rohit Sharma for no. 2 spot, explained
IPL 2020 - MS Dhoni, De Villiers and Rohit Sharma all eyeing on no. 2 spot

IPL 2020 Most no. of sixes: The 13th season of Indian Premier League starts off with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the runners-up Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on 19th of September 2020. CSK outplay the defending champions MI in the first match of the fantasy cricket league IPL 2020. AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are currently at the no. 2,3,4 respectively in the hitting table of the most no. of sixes in the world's biggest fantasy cricket league which is Draem11 IPL 2020.

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1) AB de Villiers: South African cricket team most stylish batman ''Mr. 360'' AB de Villiers, who is currently a part of Royal Challenge Bangalore was at the no. 2 spots in hitting the most number of sixes in IPL history. He smashed a total of 214 sixes in 143 innings so far in all editions of IPL's. He is the most destructive batsman who can destroy any bowling attack with his six-hitting abilities all around the park. He is the perfect and most dependent player in the white-ball cricket especially in the short format of the game. Currently, he gives his services to RCB. He will be an X-factor for his side Royal Challenger Bangalore(RCB).

2 Mahendra Singh Dhoni: ''Captain Cool'' Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is leading his side Chennai Super Kings this season of Indian Premier League 2020. MS Dhoni is also known for his six-hitting power as he slammed 212 sixes in 172 innings he played so far in all IPL's. Under his captaincy, CSK managed to win their 100th win and created history in IPL's. Undoubtedly, he is also the best finisher in white-ball cricket as he is the most dangerous player in the death overs. He can disrupt the line and length of the bowler. He is currently at the no. 3 spot in this table.

3) Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indians skipper and Indian cricket team top-order batsman ''Hitman'' Rohit Sharma was at the 4th in the six-hitting table. He is the most lethal batsman in all formats especially in T20's. Currently, he is giving his best services to the defending champions Mumbai Indians. Also, he holds the record of 264 runs in ODI's with 16 sixes and equals the most no. of sixes in an inning. He hits the ball over the fence for 200 times in his total 185 innings played so far. So, we can say that he is the best contender of this race as he is in the best of forms and it surely helps his side to defend their IPL title of this current season of the largest fantasy cricket league i.e. IPL 2020.

Let's look at the six-hitting table as given below:

Rank Sixes Player Teams Innings Runs
1 326 Chris Gayle KKR/RCB/KXIP 124 4,484
2 214 AB de Villiers DD/RCB 143 4,446
3 212 MS Dhoni CSK/RPS 172 4,461
4 200 Rohit Sharma DC/MI 185 4,990
5 194 Suresh Raina CSK/GL 189 5,368

As we all know that West Indies danger man Chris Gayle leading this table of most no. of sixes with his 326 sixes in just 126 innings he played so far in all editions of IPL's. But after that, these three most destructive batsman named ABD, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma. The 13th season of the Indian Premier League has already begun with MS Dhoni's CSK and Rohit Sharma's MI in which Chennai Super Kings outplays the defending champions. So, this is the perfect format for all these big-hitters. Rohit Sharma surely is the best contender for it due to his recent forms.