T20I cricket is a game of small margins. The games in the shortest format have many times been decided in the last over and on several occasions just one big hit, or one good shot from the batting side has helped their team seal the game which seemed impossible at one stage.
It is due to this reason that the batters of the team give it their all and try to make full use of all the 20 overs that they’re assigned right from the beginning of the match. The batting team tries to go after the bowlers particular towards the death overs and gather as many runs as possible towards the later half of the innings.
This bowling in the death and especially the last over is certainly a difficult task for the bowlers. Even the batsman have to put in a lot of hard work to smash the balls to long distances in the last over. Over the years we fans have been witnessing several last over finishes in T20I matches most of which have included sixes.
It’s time for us to have a look at the top 5 batters with most sixes in 20th over of T20I matches so far
5. Angelo Mathews
At no.5 in this list is Sri Lanka’s fantastic all rounder Angelo Mathews. The right handed batsman who is known for his wonderful finishing abilities with the bat has helped his side register several memorable victories in T20Is.
The hard hitting all rounder has smashed 11 sixes in 20th over of T20Is so far. Mathews has smashed a total of 1148 runs in his T20I career with a fine strike rate of over 130.
4. Darren Sammy
At no.4 in the list is West Indies’ World Cup winning captain Darren Sammy. The tall West Indian who was one of the most brutal finishers in the limited overs during the period between 2010-2016, has a wide reputation for sending the ball into the stands at will.
The right hander has smashed a total of 11 sixes in the last over of T20Is in his career. With an incredible T20I career strike rate of 147.5, he’s been one of the best finishers in T20I history and for his side as well.
3. MS Dhoni
Next in this list comes India’s legendary wicket keeper batsman, MS Dhoni. The man who was known for his incredible finishing touches to the batting innings towards the later half has amassed runs for fun in the death overs in his T20I career.
The right hander has smashed 12 sixes in the 20th over of T20 Internationals. Though retired from international cricket back in 2020, dhoni remains to be one of the greatest finishers of the game with 1617 runs in his T20I career at a strike rate of 126.7.
2. Elton Chigumbura
The second and probably one of the most surprising names in the list is that of Zimbabwe’s big hitting batsman Elton Chigumbura. The right handed batsman who has been a match winner for his side with the bat in the last few overs also has hit 12 sixes in the 20th over of T20Is.
With a T20I career strike rate of around 140, Elton Chigumbura is one of the most underrated players in the T20I history for sure.
1. David Miller
The top position in the list is occupied by South Africa’s famous big hitting batsman David Miller. David Miller who’s earned a name for his incredible finishing abilities and the calibre to finish off games with mammoth sixes for his side in the last few overs has hit 15 sixes in the 20th over of T20Is so far.
The 32 year old is possibly the cleanest hitter of the cricket ball and is a massive threat to the opposition bowlers due to his sheer strength and big hitting ability. With a career strike rate of 140 in T20Is so far, David Miller is one of the most effective and impactful finishers in T20I history so far.