The Longest Sixes in PSL History: 2016-2023

Know which batsman tops the list of longest sixes in PSL history since the T20 league’s inception in 2016. Also, get the top 10 list of batsmen with PSL’s longest sixes.

The Longest Sixes in PSL History: 2016-2023
Subhayan Dutta

Written by: Subhayan Dutta

(Sports Writer)

Fact checked by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Last updated: 2024-02-26

5 minutes read

The man sitting atop the list of longest sixes in PSL history is West Indies hard-hitter Rovman Powell, who managed to hit a 116-meter six in PSL 2023 while playing for Peshawar Zalmi against Quetta Gladiators.

Interestingly, the top three batsman on the list of PSL’s longest sixes have all been from Peshawar Zalmi, namely Powell, Andre Fletcher and Tom Kohler-Cadmore. Let’s look at the top 10 batsmen who have hit the longest sixes in the Pakistan Super League.

Interestingly none of the highest run scorers in the PSL are part of the longest sxies in the PSL list.

Longest Sixes in PSL History

2016 - 2023

RankBatsmanDistanceTeamVs OpponentYear
1Rovman Powell116mPeshawar ZalmiQuetta Gladiators2023
2Andre Fletcher114mPeshawar ZalmiMultan Sultans2018
3Tom Kohler-Cadmore108mPeshawar ZalmiQuetta Gladiators2022
3Andre Russell108mMultan SultansKarachi Kings2018
4Ben Cutting107mKarachi KingsMultan Sultans2023
5Kamran Akmal106mPeshawar ZalmiLahore Qalandars2018
5James Vince106mKarachi KingsMultan Sultans2023
5Tim David106mMultan SultansIslamabad United2023
6Azam Khan105mIslamabad UnitedKarachi Kings2023
7Joe Denly104mKarachi KingsLahore Qalandars2018
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Rovman Powell - 116 meters | Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

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Rovman Powell used every muscle of his body to send spinner Mohammad Nawaz’s ball for a massive six that travelled 116 meters during a clash in PSL 2023. The right-handed batsman was seen stepping out of his crease to smash the ball that didn’t turn much onto the roof of the stadium.

Andre Fletcher - 114 meters | Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans

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Yet another Caribbean hard-hitter, who played for Peshawar Zalmi, Andre Fletcher had hit one of the most memorable sixes in PSL. His record of a 114-meter six lasted for almost five years and was the talk of the town. Sheer power was on display in Fletcher’s big hit that had left the commentators and viewers flabbergasted.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore - 108 meters | Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

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In a pivotal moment during a PZ vs QG match in PSL 2022, Rovman Powell's extraordinary feat unfolded on the first delivery of the sixth over, against Mohammad Nawaz. Bowling from around the wicket, the off-spinner sent a tossed-up half-volley and the English batter unleashed a powerful slog-sweep, propelling the ball high into the night sky. The distance was recorded to be 108 meters as the ball precisely landed just inside the stadium beneath the roof.

Andre Russell - 108 meters | Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings

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The list wouldn’t be complete without one of the most celebrated names of T20 cricket, Andre Russell, who had hit an almost flat 108-meter six in PSL 2018 against Muhammad Amir while playing for the Multan Sultans. Amir was bowling the 15th over of the game with the Sultans needing to score 12 runs an over. It remained a good contest overall as Amir beat Russell three times before the West Indians launched the mammoth six. Amir, however, got Russell on the very next ball.

Ben Cutting - 107 meters | Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans

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Ben Cutting’s feat came in a tense moment, when Karachi Kings required 22 runs from the last six balls in PSL 2023, as Abbas Afridi nervously took the bowling crease. Imad Wasim’s impactful start saw him smash Afridi for a six off a waist-height no-ball on the first delivery, seemingly tilting the match in Karachi's favour. The third ball faced by Ben Cutting became a highlight as he effortlessly launched a slower delivery into the cow corner region, sending it an impressive 107 meters for the biggest six of PSL 2023 at that time. Despite this setback, Afridi composed himself and successfully prevented the Kings from scoring six runs off the remaining four deliveries, securing a crucial victory.
 

Kamran Akmal - 106 meters | Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Gladiators

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One of the veterans of the game, wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal had been brilliant in his Pakistan Super League career and retired as an absolute Peshawar Zalmi legend. Despite hanging his boots back in 2022, Akmal still sits fourth on the list of PSL’s high scorers. A highlighting moment in Akmal’s career, however, came in PSL 2018 when he smacked Quetta’s Bilal Asif for a 106-meter six.

James Vince - 106 meters | Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans

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In one of the most thrilling encounters of PSL 2023, James Vince’s heroics had gotten Karachi Kings a solid start while chasing a huge target of 197 runs. He went on to score the fastest fifty in PSL in this game and, in the process, hit Abass Afridi for a huge 106-meter six to take Karachi’s score to 72/0 after just six overs, Unfortunately, the Kings couldn’t successfully chase 125 runs in the next 84 balls.

FAQs

Who is the Sixer King in PSL?

The moniker of the “sixer king in PSL” is given to Sharjeel Khan, who has hit a prolific 74 sixes in the Pakistan Super League so far playing for Islamabad United and Karachi Kings.

Who tops the list of PSL 2018 longest sixes?

Peshawar Zalmi’s Andre Fletcher tops the list of PSL 2018 longest sixes with a 114-meter hit that came against Multan Sultans.

Who hit the longest six of PSL 2017?

The longest six of PSL 2017 was hit by Quetta Gladiators’ Kevin Pietersen, whose strike went 101 meters.

Who has hit the most sixes in PSL history?

The PSL record for the most sixes in history is held by Fakhar Zaman.

How many sixes has Babar Azam hit in PSL?

In the PSL, Babar Azam has hit 46 sixes.

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Subhayan Dutta

Subhayan Dutta

An M.A. in English Literature, Subhayan is an experienced journalist and sports writer. Having worked as a journalist at Hindustan Times, Subhayan covered diverse beats including sports, education, and health, showcasing his versatility and in-depth understanding of various subjects.

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