Top 10 six hitters in the history of Test cricket

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Top 10 six hitters in the history of Test cricket

Test cricket and sixes do not go hand in hand but with an increase in the popularity of T20 cricket sixes are now an integral part of modern-day strategy in tests by the teams. In this article, we will tell you the top 10 six hitters in the history of Test cricket.

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#10 Angelo Matthews

Sri Lankan middle-order batsman, Angelo Matthews is at No.10 on our list. He has 85 sixes in his test career so far.

#9 Chris Cairns

Former New Zealand’s right-handed batsman, Chris Cairns is at No.9 on our list. He scored 87 sixes in his test career.

#8 Brian Lara

Former West Indies legendary left-handed top order batsman, Brian Charles Lara is the 8th highest six hitter in the history of test cricket. He had 88 sixes in his test career.

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#7 Tim Southee

It is quite surprising to see a bowler, Tim Southee of New Zealand on the list of six hitters. Southee recently completed his 100 test matches and he has 88 sixes in tests so far.

#6 Virender Sehwag

Former Indian destructive opening batsman, Virender Sehwag is at No.6 on our list. He smashed 91 sixes in his test career.

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#5 Jacques Kallis

One of the best fast bowling all-rounders to ever play the game, Jacques Kallis of South Africa is the fifth-highest six-hitter in the longest format of the game. Kallis scored 97 sixes in his test career.

#4 Chris Gayle

It is fair to say that Chris Gayle’s test career is very underrated. He was equally destructive in tests as he was in T20Is. Gayle had 98 sixes in his test career.

#3 Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist of Australia was the greatest wicketkeeper-batsman in the history of the format. He scored 100 sixes in his test career making him third highest six-hitter in the format.

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#2 Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum did not discriminate against playing test or any other format. He played each format with his aggressive style. He scored 107 sixes in his test career.

#1 Ben Stokes

England’s red ball captain and one of the best all-rounders in modern-day cricket, Ben Stokes is the highest six-hitter in the history of the format. McCullum at No.2 and Stokes at No.1 showing the definition of Bazball. Stokes has 128 test sixes in his career so far.

Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.