Most Sixes in World Cup History – Full List

Most Sixes in World Cup History

Most sixes in World Cup History: Every player will seek an opportunity to smash sixes as many as possible during the game. Hitting sixes will not only boost the player’s score but also will make a notable change in the team’s scoreboard.

In a tournament like the Cricket World Cup, starting from the top order to the lower order every player will tend to smash a six to boost their team’s score at any point of the game. Hitting a six will have a positive impact on the batter’s mindset while might create a negative impact on the bowler’s mindset.

Many players might score the fastest century when they strike more sixes. In this section, we have listed the Most sixes in World Cup History list:

Most Sixes in World Cup History

Most sixes in World Cup History: West Indies’ batter Chris Gayle holds the top spot in the list by hitting 49 sixes in his World Cup games. Check out the top 100 players with Most sixes in World Cup History below:

Player Mat Inns 6s Runs HS 100 50
CH Gayle (WI) 35 34 49 1186 215 2 6
AB de Villiers (SA) 23 22 37 1207 162* 4 6
RT Ponting (AUS) 46 42 31 1743 140* 5 6
BB McCullum (NZ) 34 27 29 742 101 1 6
HH Gibbs (SA) 25 23 28 1067 143 2 8
RG Sharma (IND) 19 19 28 1109 140 7 3
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 38 37 27 1165 120 3 6
SR Tendulkar (IND) 45 44 27 2278 152 6 15
EJG Morgan (ENG/IRE) 29 27 26 672 148 1 3
SC Ganguly (IND) 21 21 25 1006 183 4 3
AJ Finch (AUS) 18 18 24 787 153 3 4
MJ Guptill (NZ) 27 27 24 995 237* 2 4
ML Hayden (AUS) 22 21 23 987 158 3 2
IVA Richards (WI) 23 21 22+ 1013 181 3 5
GJ Maxwell (AUS) 20 18 21 519 102 1 2
AC Gilchrist (AUS) 31 31 19 1085 149 1 8
DA Miller (SA) 16 13 18 516 138* 1 0
V Sehwag (IND) 22 22 18 843 175 2 3
JO Holder (WI) 16 11 17 325 57 0 3
BC Lara (WI) 34 33 17 1225 116 2 7
KJ O’Brien (IRE) 20 20 17 499 113 1 1
SB Styris (NZ) 26 22 17 909 141 2 6
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 33 30 17 1002 131* 1 6
DA Warner (AUS) 20 20 17 1046 178 4 3
SR Watson (AUS) 22 19 17 643 94 0 6
CL Cairns (NZ) 28 24 16 565 60 0 3
L Klusener (SA) 14 11 16 372 57 0 3
BKG Mendis (SL) 9 9 16 341 122 1 1
MV Boucher (SA) 25 19 15 381 75* 0 2
PA de Silva (SL) 35 32 15 1064 145 2 6
MS Dhoni (IND) 29 25 15 780 91* 0 5
AD Russell (WI) 14 12 15 192 49 0 0
N Kapil Dev (IND) 26 24 14+ 669 175* 1 1
KC Sangakkara (SL) 37 35 14 1532 124 5 7
BRM Taylor (ZIM) 15 15 14 690 138 2 3
JC Buttler (ENG) 19 16 13 516 103 1 3
S Chanderpaul (WI) 31 28 13 970 102* 1 7
JM Davison (CAN) 14 14 13 340 111 1 2
MJ Greatbatch (NZ) 7 7 13 313 73 0 3
AP Gurusinha (SL) 18 17 13 488 87 0 3
JH Kallis (SA) 36 32 13 1148 128* 1 9
SR Waugh (AUS) 33 30 13 978 120* 1 6
Yuvraj Singh (IND) 23 21 13 738 113 1 7
JM Bairstow (ENG) 13 13 12 617 111 2 3
Q de Kock (SA) 19 19 12 659 109 2 4
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 40 34 12 1100 115* 4 5
DM Jones (AUS) 16 16 12 590 90 0 5
CD McMillan (NZ) 25 24 12 506 75 0 2
AD Mathews (SL) 22 17 12 533 113 1 2
JJ Roy (ENG) 8 7 12 443 153 1 4
MN Samuels (WI) 16 16 12 460 133* 1 2
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 27 24 12 325 37 0 0
HE van der Dussen (SA) 11 8 12 445 108 1 3
MJ Clarke (AUS) 25 21 11 888 93* 0 8
F du Plessis (SA) 23 21 11 926 109 2 7
SP Fleming (NZ) 33 33 11 1075 134* 2 5
Mahmudullah (BAN) 19 15 11 616 128* 2 2
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 32 31 11 948 102* 1 7
KA Pollard (WI) 8 7 11 190 94 0 2
BA Stokes (ENG) 11 10 11 465 89 0 5
Wasim Akram (PAK) 38 30 11 426 43 0 0
MM Ali (ENG) 11 11 10 278 128 1 0
Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK) 15 13 10 598 83* 0 7
TM Odoyo (KENYA) 25 23 10 463 51 0 1
N Pooran (WI) 9 8 10 367 118 1 2
RR Sarwan (WI) 21 20 10 739 92 0 3
NS Sidhu (IND) 12 10 10 454 93 0 6
A Symonds (AUS) 18 13 10 515 143* 1 3
SO Tikolo (KENYA) 28 27 10 768 96 0 8
CJ Anderson (NZ) 9 8 9 231 75 0 2
S Dhawan (IND) 10 10 9 537 137 3 1
TM Dilshan (SL) 27 25 9 1112 161* 4 4
JP Duminy (SA) 18 16 9 458 115* 1 1
DI Gower (ENG) 12 11 9 434 130 1 1
BJ Haddin (AUS) 15 11 9 458 88 0 4
Imran Nazir (PAK) 3 3 9 190 160 1 0
A Jadeja (IND) 21 18 9 522 100* 1 2
CO Obuya (KENYA) 18 15 9 362 98* 0 2
SK Raina (IND) 12 9 9 358 110* 1 2
DJG Sammy (WI) 14 11 9 231 89 0 1
ME Waugh (AUS) 22 22 9 1004 130 4 4
CR Brathwaite (WI) 8 6 8 154 101 1 0
E Chigumbura (ZIM) 13 13 8 235 38 0 0
WJ Cronje (SA) 23 20 8 476 78 0 2
CR Ervine (ZIM) 12 12 8 390 85 0 4
A Flintoff (ENG) 18 14 8 263 64 0 1
DL Houghton (ZIM) 20 19 8 567 142 1 4
Imran Khan (PAK) 28 24 8 666 102* 1 4
AJ Lamb (ENG) 19 17 8 656 102 1 3
Najibullah Zadran (AFG) 16 16 8 360 56 0 2
JDP Oram (NZ) 23 14 8 259 63* 0 1
Saleem Raza (UAE) 4 4 8 137 84 0 1
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 32 32 8 1164 124* 2 10
LMP Simmons (WI) 8 6 8 187 102 1 1
PR Stirling (IRE) 12 12 8 316 101 1 1
Wahab Riaz (PAK) 20 14 8 179 54* 0 1
SC Williams (ZIM) 11 11 8 492 96 0 5
MD Crowe (NZ) 21 21 7 880 100* 1 8
GD Elliott (NZ) 9 8 7 310 84* 0 2
BJ Hodge (AUS) 5 2 7 152 123 1 0

Men’s ICC Cricket World Cup Winners and Runners

Most sixes in World Cup: The table given below gives the list of 50 overs ICC Men’s World Cup Winners along with the runner-ups and Hosts for each year the event was organized:

Year World Cup Winner Runners Up Host Finals Venue
1975 West Indies Australia England
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1979 West Indies England England
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1983 India West Indies England
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1987 Australia England India & Pakistan
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
1992 Pakistan England Australia & New Zealand
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
1996 Sri Lanka Australia India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
1999 Australia Pakistan England
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
2003 Australia India Australia
Wanderers, Johannesburg
2007 Australia Sri Lanka Australia
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
2011 India Sri Lanka India
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2015 Australia New Zealand Australia
Melbourne Cricket Ground
2019 England New Zealand England Lord’s, London

ICC World Cup Winning Captains List

Most sixes in World Cup: The captain of the team plays a crucial role in winning a cricket match that too winning an ICC trophy requires a huge role from the captain of the team.

Find the detailed list of cricket World Cup-winning captains list since 1975 below:

Year Winner Captain
2019 England Eoin Morgan
2015 Australia Michael Clarke
2011 India MS Dhoni
2007 Australia Ricky Ponting
2003 Australia Ricky Ponting
1999 Australia Steve Waugh
1996 Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga
1992 Pakistan Imran Khan
1987 Australia Allan Border
1983 India Kapil Dev
1979 West Indies Clive Lloyd
1975 West Indies Clive Lloyd

Interesting Facts On the Cricket World Cup 

  • The ICC men’s ODI World Cup was first played in 1975 in England where West Indies emerged as the winner of the tournament by beating Australia by 17 runs.
  • The first three Cricket World Cups had been held in England. Since 1987, the Cricket World Cup has been hosted by a different country each time on an unofficial rotation basis. The host countries are selected from the 14 ICC member countries.
  • The 1987 Cricket World Cup was the first one held outside England. It was held in India and Pakistan.
  • The very first century in the Cricket World Cup history was scored by English cricketer Dennis Amiss when he scored 137 runs against India in the 1975 World Cup.
  • Indian player Chetan Sharma also known as the World Cup hat-trick man is the first person to clean bowled three batsmen, including Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield of New Zealand in 1987, off consecutive balls.
  • In 1996, Nolan Clarke of the Netherlands became the oldest player (47 years, 257 days) to play in a World Cup.
  • The only team to have won three consecutive Cricket World Cups is Australia having won the World Cups in 1999, 2003, and 2007.
  • England is the only country that has hosted the highest number of World Cup tournaments – 4 times, followed by the Sub-continent – 2 times.
  • The World Cup 2015 had two different opening ceremonies, which makes it distinctive from its other seasons. One took place at Christchurch’s North Hagley Park in New Zealand and the other in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Clive Lloyd of the West Indies and Ricky Ponting of Australia are the only captains to win the trophy twice. Lloyd clinched the cup in 1975 and 1979 while the legendary Australian batsman won in 2003 and 2007.
  • The highest score of World Cups was 433-5 in the India vs Bermuda match in 2007 and the lowest is 36 between Canada and Sri Lanka in 2003.
  • Kepler Wessels is the first player to represent two countries in ODI history. He played for Australia from 1982 to 1985, before representing South Africa in 1991. Despite local outrage, Wessels was controversially named as South Africa’s captain for the 1992 World Cup.
  • India is the only team to win the 60-over Cricket World Cup and the 50-over Cricket World Cup.
  • The coin had to be tossed twice at the 2011 World Cup final. When the coin went up for the first time, match referee Jeff Crowe could not hear the call from Kumar Sangakkara. The coin came down as heads and Sangakkara reckoned he called the right side of the coin and was about to say that his side would bat first. However, MS Dhoni said that he heard a call of ‘tails’ from Sangakkara.