It's Yuvraj Vs Gayle in battle of sixes

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Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12:03 [IST]
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It's Yuvraj Vs Gayle in battle of sixes

Bangalore, Sep 13: When you think of Twenty20 cricket, it is all about big hits. Crowds come to the stadium to watch the ball sail into the stands. Yet again, they are in for a treat as batsmen line up at ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka from September 18.

In the history of World T20, it is no surprise that West Indian opener Chris Gayle leads the pack with most number of sixes with 27. The second place is occupied by India's Yuvraj Singh with 24.

Gayle has hit his 27 sixes in 11 innings. It is 2.45 sixes per innings. Yuvraj's tally came in 15 innings.

With both players already in Sri Lanka, it will again be Gayle Vs Yuvraj for the battle of sixes.

Nobody can forget Yuvraj's feat of six sixes in one over off England's Stuart Broad in the inaugural T20 event in South Africa in 2007.

And Gayle has shown his six-hitting skills in the Indian Premier League this season. In IPL 5, he crossed 100 sixes in the league's history. He is the only batsman to do so in IPL.

Third in the group is England's Kevin Pietersen with 17. However, this time he won't be in England squad to increase his tally.

Watch out for the battle of left-handers!

Most sixes by a batsman in World T20

(Read as Player, 6s, Innings, 6s per Innings)

Chris Gayle (WI) 27 11 2.45

Yuvraj Singh (Ind) 24 15 1.60

Kevin Pietersen (Eng) 17 15 1.13

Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 17 18 0.94

Albie Morkel (SA) 16 13 1.23

David Hussey (Aus) 15 9 1.67

AB de Villiers (SA) 15 16 0.94

Kamran Akmal (Pak) 15 18 0.83

Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 14 17 0.82

Craig McMillan (NZ) 13 5 2.60

Rohit Sharma (Ind) 13 10 1.30

Cameron White (Aus) 12 7 1.71

Shane Watson (Aus) 12 9 1.33

Jacques Kallis (SA) 12 10 1.20

Mike Hussey (Aus) 12 11 1.09

Ross Taylor (NZ) 12 12 1.00

Scott Styris (NZ) 12 14 0.86

Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 12 18 0.67


Story first published:  Thursday, September 13, 2012, 11:45 [IST]
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