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Top 5 Players With The Most Sixes In A World Cup Innings

image-loq89h7yGlenn Maxwell smashed the highest individual score while chasing

In the ongoing World Cup 2023, every day a new player is making his way to the record book. With the innings Glenn Maxwell played against Afghanistan, he broke many records and also entered the list of hitting most sixes in a World Cup inning, joining the likes of Eoin Morgan and Chris Gayle. 

In the clash between Australia and Afghanistan, we experienced something like a shooting star, but it was Glenn Maxwell launching the balls into the stands of the Wankhade Stadium. 

 From 91-7 to chasing 291, Maxwell's big show helped the Aussies seal a spot in the semifinals. He smashed ten sixes in his innings of 201 and became one of the top five players with the most sixes in a World Cup innings.

Let us look at the top 5 players with the most sixes in a World Cup innings.

Top 5 Players with most sixes in a WC innings

17 Sixes - Eoin Morgan vs Afghanistan (World Cup 2019)

image-loq7jktjEoin Morgan (X.com)

This was the year where Eoin Morgan led the England team to become the champions of the World Cup. In the 2019 World Cup, the left-hander smashed Afghanistan bowlers for 17 sixes and went on to score 148 off just 71 deliveries. It is one of the famous World Cup innings, as the spin-magician Rashid Khan went for 110 runs in his 9-over spell. Morgan stands on the top of the list of smashing most sixes in a single World Cup inning.

16 Sixes - Chris Gayle vs Zimbabwe (World Cup 2015)

image-loq7leciChris Gayle

The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, who owned the first spot for most sixes in international cricket for a long while, smashed 16 sixes in the clash against Zimbabwe in the World Cup 2015 at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Gayle was one of the most lethal batters in the world and also one of those who smashed a double century in the World Cup. In this knock, he smashed 215 runs off just 147 deliveries and helped the Caribbeans post a mammoth total of 372. 

11 Sixes - Martin Guptill vs West Indies (World Cup 2015)

image-loq7om22Martin Guptill

After Eoin Morgan and Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill from New Zealand is on the third as he has smashed 11 sixes in a World Cup inning. Not only did he smashed this number of sixes but he also smashed a double century. In the clash against West Indies in the World Cup 2015 in Wellington, Guptill played a blistering knock of 237 off just 163 deliveries, which included 11 sixes and helped the Kiwis post a total of 393. 

11 Sixes - Fakhar Zaman vs New Zealand (World Cup 2023)

image-loq83rgaFakhar Zaman

A few days back at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium of Bengaluru, in the clash between New Zealand and Pakistan, the Kiwis posted a total of 401 runs and to chase this mammoth total, someone had to play a big innings from the Pakistan team. Fakhar Zaman, the opening batter of Pakistan played a knock of 126 runs off just 81 deliveries, where he smashed 11 sixes and helped his team reach a DLS par score and Pakistan managed to win the game. 

10 Sixes - Glenn Maxwell vs Afghanistan (World Cup 2023)

image-loq84bdbGlenn Maxwell (X.com)

Glenn Maxwell, the gun from Australia played the greatest-ever ODI inning in the clash against Afghanistan. Australia were 91-7 while chasing 291 and would not have even thought that they will be winning the game, but Maxwell did what he is known for and played a historic knock of 201* off just 128 deliveries. He smashed 10 sixes, some of them being launched without moving his feet as he was feeling cramps with every movement and made it to the list of smashing most sixes in a World Cup inning.