The six-hitting West Indians light up IPL 2019

Andre Russell is among the 10 West Indian cricketers who have dominated this edition with their penchant for clearing the fence.

Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard feature among the top six hitters this edition of the IPL.   -  k.r. deepak

Andre Russell gave yet another evidence of his six hitting ability against the Mumbai Indians on Sunday night when he hammered eight maximums en route to an unbeaten, match-winning 40-ball 80.

Russell, who currently holds the record for the best strike-rate (207.69) this season, has already racked up 50 sixes this IPL.

Russell is among the 10 West Indian cricketers who have dominated IPL 2019 with their penchant for clearing the fence.

After Match 47 between the Kolkata and Mumbai, 10 Caribbean players have hit 124 sixes between them with Russell and Chris Gayle (32) occupying the No. 1 and No. 2 spot.

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Earlier this season, Kings XI Punjab opener Gayle became the first batsman in the history of IPL to score 300 sixes. He achieved the milestone against Mumbai Indians in Mohali. Here's how Gayle reached the landmark:

1Kolkata Knight RidersDeccan ChargersCape TownApril 19, 20091
50Royal Challengers BangaloreKochi Tuskers KeralaBangaloreMay 8, 200121
100Royal Challengers BangaloreDeccan ChargersBangaloreMay 6, 201238
200Royal Challengers BangaloreSunrisers HyderabadBangaloreApril 13, 201570
300Kings XI PunjabMumbai IndiansMohaliMarch 30, 2019115

Stats courtesy: Mohandas Menon

Kieron Pollard, who has been a linchpin in Mumbai's middle-order, has 18 sixes followed by KKR's Sunil Narine with nine maximums.

Five of the 10 players on the list are part of West Indies' 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England.

The full list as under:

Stats till Match 47 (KKR vs MI)

Andre Russell 50

Chris Gayle    32

Kieron Pollard 18

Sunil Narine 9

Nicholas Pooran 5

Sherfane Rutherford 4

Evin Lewis 2

Dwayne Bravo 2

Shimron Hetmyer 1

Keemo Paul 1

TOTAL: 124

 

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