Eoin Morgan holds the record for most sixes (17) in an ODI World Cup innings. He set this record during England’s World Cup victory in 2019. Before Morgan, Chris Gayle set this record of (16) sixes in 2015 World Cup.
Before Morgan and Gyle, this was one of the easiest World Cup records to break. The reason we all know is the lack of Batsmen willing to hit maximum sixes in an innings. The majority of batters in the past had a defensive mindset and would not take quick shots to score quick runs.
The average number of sixes hit by a batter during the World Cup was between 7 and 10.
Now that T20 cricket has become popular and quick batters are available, things have changed even more.
Today’s batters are more concerned with hitting sixes than they were in the past. Due to this, they are breaking and making new records with the passing of every single day in cricket. In the upcoming World Cup in 2023, many records will be broken by batters. Every batter will be interested in the World Cup record for the most sixes in a single innings. Hence, we will explore the list of batsmen who have already set records of most sixes in a Single innings of a World Cup.
|Martin Guptill||237*||163||145.39||24||11||West Indies||Wellington||2015|
|Adam Gilchrist||149||104||143.26||13||8||Sri Lanka||Bridgetown||2007|
|AB de Villiers||162*||66||245.45||17||8||West Indies||Sydney||2015|
|Chris Gayle||61||33||184.84||2||8||New Zealand||Wellington||2015|
Eoin Morgan | 17
Eoin Morgan has the maximum sixes in an innings of World Cup history. He achieved this feat in the World Cup 2019 against Afghanistan at Manchester. England batted first and scored the highest total of 397 on the scorecard. Eoin Morgan was the player who received credit for assisting his team in scoring a significant amount.
Eoin Morgan smashed 148 runs on 71 balls to score the fastest century of World Cup 2019. In response, the Afghanistan team was unable to chase the target and fell short. Morgan was announced as player of the match for his excellent innings and sixes.
Chris Gayle | 16
Chris Gayle has a record of hitting 16 sixes in a World Cup inning. He set this record in World Cup 2015 against Zimbabwe. Chris Gayle’s first double century (215) of the World Cup came in this same inning. He smashed 16 sixes and 10 fours to score a gigantic 215 runs in the World Cup. In the same world cup he succeded in setting up the record of most sixes by a batsman in single odi world cup.
As a result of Chris Gayle innings, West Indies posted a big total of WC 372 runs for the loss of 02 Wickets. In the end, West Indies won the match by 73 runs. Chris Gayle was announced as the player of the match.
Martin Guptill | 11
Martin Guptill scored 11 sixes in his World Cup innings in the 2019 World Cup. His magical innings ended at 237 runs, which became the highest individual score in World Cup history. Due to Guptill’s innings, New Zealand posted a big total of 393 runs for the loss of 06 wickets. At the end of the match, Guptill was announced as player of the match.
David Miller | 09
David Miller smashed 09 sixes in the World Cup 2015 against Zimbabwe. Overall, he smashed 138 runs on 92 balls with 09 sixes and 07 fours. Due to his excellent innings, South Africa posted a big total of 339 runs for the loss of 04 wickets.
In reply, Zimbabwe bowled out for 277 runs in 50 overs. South Africa won the match by 62 runs, and Miller was announced as player of the match.
Ricky Ponting | 08
Ricky Ponting is regarded as a defensive batter in cricket history. However, during a World Cup 2003 innings, he hit eight sixes in an innings. It was India Vs Australia’s final of the World Cup 2003, and Ricky Ponting batted and scored 140 runs not out on 121 balls. As a result, Australia posted a big total of 339 runs for the loss of 04 wickets in 50 overs. In reply, Team India bowled out on 234 runs in 50 overs. Ponting was announced as man of the match for his outstanding innings.