List of Most Sixes in Test Cricket for Current Players

Most sixes in test cricket by batsman

It is an interesting list when you look at the most sixes in test by current cricket batsman. Ben Stokes of England is leading the chart with 79 sixes in test cricket in 71 test matches.

Followed by New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee & Sri Lanka’s Angelow Matthews  who both hit 75 & 63 sixes in test matches respectively.

Best Ratio of 6s Per Innings

However if you look at most sixes per match ratio than New Zealand’s Colin De Grandhome leapfrogged  India’s Rohit Sharma and leading the chart with 0.95 sixes per innings in list of current test players. Two Indians Rohit Sharma and young Indian batting sensation Rishab Pant sittng at 2nd and 3rd spot with 0.94 & 0.89 sixes per innings.

Rohit Sharma also has the record of most sixes by Indian in test cricket among the active test players.

Most Sixes in Test Match by Batsman

Player Duration Mat Inns 6s
BA Stokes (ENG) 2013-2021 71 130 79
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2021 79 111 75
AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2021 90 161 63
RG Sharma (INDIA) 2013-2021 39 66 59
DA Warner (AUS) 2011-2021 86 159 56
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2007-2021 108 189 55
RA Jadeja (INDIA) 2012-2021 52 75 50
SCJ Broad (ENG) 2007-2021 148 216 49
MA Starc (AUS) 2011-2021 61 91 43
SPD Smith (AUS) 2010-2021 77 139 43
DM Bravo (WI) 2010-2020 56 102 41
Tamim Iqbal (BDESH) 2008-2021 64 123 40
C de Grandhomme (NZ) 2016-2021 26 39 37
JO Holder (WI) 2014-2021 49 87 36
RR Pant (INDIA) 2018-2021 21 35 33
JC Buttler (ENG) 2014-2021 50 87 33
M Vijay (INDIA) 2008-2018 61 105 33
J Blackwood (WI) 2014-2021 39 71 32
Q de Kock (SA) 2014-2021 53 89 32
AM Rahane (INDIA) 2013-2021 74 125 32
Mushfiqur Rahim (BDESH) 2005-2021 74 137 31
TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2021 73 86 30
MM Ali (ENG) 2014-2021 61 106 30

Most Sixes in Cricket History List

When you look at the all time list of most sixes in test cricket history than it is headed by New Zealand Brendon McCullum. Brendon McCullum has most sixes in test cricket which is 107.

Followed by Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and West Indian Chris Gayle who both have hit 100 and 98 sixes respectively in test cricket history.

Most Sixes per match  ratio belongs to New Zealand Chris Cairns who has hit 1.40 six in every match  he played in test cricket.

Below is the list of most sixes in test cricket history.

Player Span Mat Inns 6s
BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2016 101 176 107
AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2008 96 137 100
CH Gayle (WI) 2000-2014 103 182 98
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 280 97
V Sehwag (ICC/INDIA) 2001-2013 104 180 91
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 88
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 104 87
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 182 84
A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 79 130 82
ML Hayden (AUS) 1994-2009 103 184 82
Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK) 2001-2017 75 132 81
KP Pietersen (ENG) 2005-2014 104 181 81
BA Stokes (ENG) 2013-2021 71 130 79
MS Dhoni (INDIA) 2005-2014 90 144 78
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2021 79 111 75
RT Ponting (AUS) 1995-2012 168 287 73
CH Lloyd (WI) 1966-1985 110 175 70
Younis Khan (PAK) 2000-2017 118 213 70
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1989-2013 200 329 69
IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1992 102 161 67
CG Greenidge (WI) 1974-1991 108 185 67
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2018 114 191 64
AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2021 90 161 63
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2002 102 173 63
N Kapil Dev (INDIA) 1978-1994 131 184 61
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 149 252 61

Some other Interesting records regards to sixes in test cricket.

Pakistan Wasim Akram holds the record of most sixes in test innings. He smashed 12 sixes in a test innings against Zimbabwe at Sheikhupra during his best test score of 257 not out.

India’s Rohit Sharma holds the record of most sixes in a test match when he hit 13 sixes against South Africa in 2019.

Most sixes in test innings by a team record belongs to New Zealand when they hit 22 sixes in a test innings of 690 runs against Pakistan at Sharjah in 2014.

*All Records updated till 30 June, 2021..

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