PSL Legends: Players Holding the Record for Most Sixes in PSL History

PSL boasts many hard-hitting batters in the league. Know who are the Players with the Most Sixes in PSL so far.

PSL Legends: Players Holding the Record for Most Sixes in PSL History
Dillip Mohanty

Written by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Fact checked by: Umaima Saeed

(Sports Writer)

Last updated: 2024-02-01

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The Pakistan Super League has featured some thrilling high scoring encounters. The superstar batters make full use of the batting-friendly conditions to navigate through the innings with some aggressive strokes to get the full reward. Here we will look at the players with the most sixes in PSL.

Most Sixes in PSL

From 2016 to 2023

PLAYERINNINGSRUNSSTRIKE RATESIXES
FAKHAR ZAMAN762368142.3100
KAMRAN AKMAL741972136.989
ASIF ALI661130157.688
SHANE WATSON461361138.581
SHOAIB MALIK772082129.777
RILEE ROSSOUW701867146.576
SHARJEEL KHAN48112714074
MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ741731124.466
KIERON POLLARD40910165.462
UMAR AKMAL401029144.360
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Fakhar Zaman - 100 Sixes

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The Lahore Qalandars opening batter has the most number of sixes in PSL history. During the 2023 final match, Zaman hit a six in the 10th over of the match to become the first player in the league’s history to hit 100 sixes. He played a crucial role in the team winning back-to-back titles in 2022 and 2023. With over 2000 runs under his belt, he is the 2nd highest run scorer in the tournament history scoring 28 fifties and 2 centuries with a strike rate of 142.3 averaging 31.57. He also has 224 fours to his name featuring the Qalandars since 2017. Fakhar Zaman hit the most sixes in PSL 8. Fakhar hit 27 sixes thus becoming the player to hit most sixes in PSL 2023. Fakhar Zaman also hit the second most sixes in PSL 2022.

Kamran Akmal - 89 Sixes

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The Peshawar Zalmi wicketkeeper batter featured for the side in 75 matches and has hit 89 sixes in 74 batting innings. No other player in PSL has hit more centuries than Akmal’s 3. The right-handed aggressive batter scored 1972 runs for Zalmi at a strike rate of 136.9 averaging just under 30. He played an instrumental role in Zalmi becoming the PSL champions in 2017 scoring 353 runs with the bat and dismissing 12 batters behind the stumps in the successful season. He was awarded the player of the tournament that year and followed with a 17-ball fifty against Karachi Kings in 2018 which is a record of the fastest 50 in PSL.

Asif Ali - 88 Sixes

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The Islamabad United middle-order aggressive batter is third on the list of hitting the most sixes in the Pakistan Super League. With 88 maximums under his belt, Asif is just 1 hit behind the retired Kamran Akmal’s tally of 89 sixes. Having featured for Islamabad United since the first season of the tournament, Asif has batted on 66 occasions scoring 1130 runs at a wonderful strike rate of 157.6 averaging 22.6. Having faced 717 deliveries in the league, Asif has hit a maximum off every 8th ball he has faced.

Shane Watson - 81 Sixes

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The Australian allrounder in his playing days set the stage on fire in every format and every league where he took part. Usually batting in the top order, Shane Watson featured for Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League smashing the bowlers for 81 maximums in just 46 deliveries sending the ball out of the park every 12th delivery he faced. With 1361 runs at a strike rate of 138.5, Watson emerged as Gladiators’ leading run scorer in the 2019 edition to take his team to the title.

Shoaib Malik - 77 Sixes

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Playing for three different teams in the league, Shoaib Malik started with Karachi Kings before moving to Multan Sultans and eventually Peshawar Zalmi playing 81 matches across eight seasons and scoring 2082 runs in 77 innings with 77 sixes and 150 fours. He strikes the ball at 129.71 with a healthy average of 33.58. He features in the top 3 run scorer’s list and also has the 5th highest 50+ scores in the league. In the 2024 season, Malik will feature for his former franchise Karachi Kings again.

Rilee Rossouw - 76 Sixes

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The South African import in PSL bats in the middle order and has smeared the bowlers for 76 maximums in the 1274 deliveries he has faced across 70 innings. Featuring in the league since 2017, Rossouw has played for Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators. In the 2020 season, Rossouw hit the fastest century of the tournament off just 43 deliveries and broke his record by scoring a 41-ball ton which is now the 2nd fastest century in the tournament’s history. Rossouw also equalled the quickest half-century record in PSL getting to his half-century in only 17 deliveries against Peshawar Zalmi in 2023. Rossouw finished with 2nd most sixes (21) in PSL 8.

Sharjeel Khan - 74 Sixes

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The aggressive opening left-hand batter is one of the more improved cricketers throughout the Pakistan Super League. Starting with Islamabad United in 2016, Sharjeel hit 19 sixes in the first season itself finishing at the top of the six-hitting leaderboard. After serving a ban and missing 2 seasons of PSL, he returned in 2020 playing for Karachi Kings scoring 216 runs and hitting 16 sixes. He topped the six-hitting charts again in 2021 smashing 23 hits outside the park. In his overall PSL career, Sharjeel has 1127 runs at a healthy strike rate of 140.

Mohammad Hafeez - 66 Sixes

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Nicknamed as the ‘Professor’ the dynamic allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has scored 1731 runs in the Pakistan Super League with the help of 66 sixes. Hafeez played for Peshawar Zalmi for the first three seasons hitting 25 sixes for the side. He moved to Lahore Qalandars in 2019 playing for the side until 2022 where he smashed 34 sixes with 2021 turning out to be a great season for him where he hit 14 sixes scoring a total of 271 runs in 10 innings. He was part of the 2022 PSL-winning Qalandars squad and played the 2023 season for Quetta Gladiators.

Kieron Pollard - 62 Sixes

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The former West Indies captain is known for his powerful batting, smart bowling and leadership in the T20 format. The giant batter set the stage on fire in PSL as well hitting 62 sixes in 40 innings. Making his entry in the 2nd season of PSL with Karachi Kings, Pollard hit 11 sixes in the season finishing with 201 runs and was picked to play for Multan Sultans in the 2018 season. He shifted base again in 2019 moving to Peshawar Zalmi and scoring 284 runs helping the team to finish as runners-up. He smashed 23 sixes that season, only 3 behind Asif Ali who topped the charts.

Umar Akmal - 60 Sixes

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Umar Akmal announced himself in the Pakistan Super League’s first season scoring the most runs (335) in the season and hitting 17 sixes, only behind Sharjeel’s tally of 19. After not getting enough opportunities for Lahore Qalandars in the next 2 seasons, Umar moved to Quetta Gladiators scoring 277 runs with 11 sixes in PSL 2019. Umar also held the record of hitting the most sixes in a PSL innings when he smothered 8 hits out of the park in his stellar knock of 93 off 40 deliveries.

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