Five-time title winners Mumbai Indians have hit the most sixes in IPL by team. Having boasted of big hitters like Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and more, over the years, Mumbai Indians have managed to hit a whopping 1318 sixes in 217 IPL matches so far.
Scoring six runs is the most a batsman can hit in a legit delivery, and the T20 format demands it in almost every ball. Hence, seeing the most successful IPL team leading the list is no surprise. However, MI isn’t the only team to excel in this aspect and is closely followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings in the second and third positions.
Below is the list of all the IPL teams who have been ranked according to the number of sixes they have hit in the Indian Premier League.
Most sixes in IPL by Team: All time
|Rank||Team||Matches||No. of sixes|
|2||Royal Challengers Bangalore||210||1282|
|4||Chennai Super Kings||192||1174|
|5||Kolkata Knight Riders||207||1111|
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1282 sixes in IPL
Having previously featured big-hitters like Chris Gayle, who has hit the most sixes in IPL, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and more, RCB has recorded some of the biggest sixes in IPL history. It is still a surprise how the RCB team hasn’t won the Indian Premier League despite hitting the second most number of sixes in the tournament.
Punjab Kings – 1187 IPL sixes
Previously known as Kings XI Punjab, the Punjab team has also had some of the best T20 batsmen on their side over the years. From Virender Sehwag and David Miller to Gayle and Maxwell, Punjab has also been on the right end of numerous high scores in the league. However, even they are yet to win the IPL trophy despite hitting the third most (1187) number of sixes in the league.
Most sixes in IPL by Team in 2022
|Rank||Team||No. of sixes||Matches|
|2||Chennai Super Kings||94||12|
|4||Kolkata Knight Riders||89||12|
|6||Lucknow Super Giants||81||12|
|8||Royal Challengers Bangalore||77||12|
Rajasthan Royals leads with the most number of sixes in IPL 2022
The 14th season of the Indian Premier League has belonged to the newbies and the underachievers, with one-time IPL winner Rajasthan Royals a prime contender for the playoff stages. Riding on Jos Buttler‘s tremendous form, the Royals have had a strong start to the season. After 12 matches, RR has hit a whopping 108 sixes in IPL 2022 so far.
Underperforming CSK has the second-highest number of sixes in IPL 2022
The disproportionate trend continues in the current season as well. Alongside Mumbai Indians, defending IPL champions Chennai Super Kings have also struggled for form this season and are highly unlikely to make the playoffs. However, they sit second in the most number of sixes hit in this edition. Banking on Ruturaj Gaikwad’s inconsistent form and MS Dhoni’s pleasantly surprising heroics, CSK has hit 91 sixes in 11 matches.
Most sixes in IPL by Team: From every season
|Year||IPL team hitting most sixes||No. of sixes|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings||97|
|2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||94|
|2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore||117|
|2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore||142|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings||145|
|2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||143|
|2021||Chennai Super Kings||115|
The most number of sixes hit by a team in a single IPL season is 145. Chennai Super Kings were the side to achieve the feat in IPL 2018 as they eventually won the title.
Kolkata Knight Riders have hit the second most number of sixes in a single season. In IPL 2018, they hit 143 sixes with Andre Russell in full flow.
The third-highest number of sixes in a single IPL season was hit by Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016 when captain Virat Kohli was in superior form.
Which team hit the most sixes in IPL 2022?
So far, Rajasthan Royals have hit the most sixes in IPL 2022. They have played 12 matches and hit 108 sixes in total.
Which team hit the most sixes in IPL 2021?
The eventual IPL 2021 champions Chennai Super Kings hit the most sixes that season. They ended up hitting 115 sixes.
Which team hit the most sixes IPL 2017?
Mumbai Indians hit the most sixes in IPL 2017. MI hit 117 sixes on their way to winning the league title that year.
Which team hit the most sixes IPL 2020?
As has been the case with most other IPL seasons, eventually, champions Mumbai Indians hit the most sixes in IPL 2020. The most sixes hit by an IPL team in 2020 was 137.