Watching batsmen hitting sixes might be fun for us but it isn't easy at all for them. They put a lot of hard work off the field so that they can develop the strength and ability to clear the big boundaries easily. But there are some players who are just natural in this aspect and it seems like hitting sixes is almost effortless for them. That said, let's take a look at five of the best six-hitters (minimum 500 runs) in T20Is in terms Balls per Six (BP6), which is the number of deliveries they take to hit each six.
Evin Lewis (Bp6 - 8.23)
The Caribbean opener is the most consistent six-hitter in T20Is at present. Lewis hits six every 8.23 deliveries and that's way better than any other batsman in the format at present. The left-handed batsman has 934 T20I runs to his name at an outstanding strike-rate of 155.41. Not only that, these runs include two centuries as well, with a career-best score of 125* against India.
Andre Russell (Bp6 - 8.50)
It's not surprising at all to see his name in list like this. Russell is one of the best power-hitters in the world at present and his exploits for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2019 showed how good he is. The all-rounder hits a six at an interval of every 8.5 deliveries and has scored a total of 540 runs in this format at an excellent strike-rate of 151.26.
Hazratullah Zazai (Bp6 - 9.18)
The opening batsman from Afghanistan isn't far behind Lewis and Russell as well. He is already one of the mainstays in Afghanistan's T20I batting unit and averages 40.71 after 15 matches. He takes approximately nine deliveries to hit every six and strikes at an outstanding rate of 155.31 as well. Moreover, Zazai's best score of 162* is one of the best individual scores in this format as well.
Colin Munro (Bp6 - 10.30)
The Kiwi top-order batsman is one of the most explosive players in the world at the moment. That fact that he has three centuries to his name in T20Is sums up how he can destroy oppositions on his day. He strikes at a high rate of 156.44 and has an excellent average of 31.35 as well. Combine that with his habit of hitting a six every 10.3 deliveries on average and you can imagine how he torments bowlers.
Chris Gayle (Bp6 - 10.85)
No batting list in T20 cricket is complete without the Universe Boss featuring in it and even though he is at the twilight of his career now, he still manages to make an appearance at the fifth spot in this list. In his 58 T20I career matches so far, Gayle has scored 1627 runs at an excellent average of 32.54 and an equally good strike-rate of 142.84. And while doing so, he has hit a six at an interval of every 10.85 deliveries.
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