The world is just a few hours away from finding out the new World Champions as New Zealand are batting first in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Hosts England and New Zealand are battling it out at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The competition has seen some high scoring clashes and gigantic sixes. With players like Chris Gayle, Jason Roy, Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Jos Butler and David Warner in the lineup, it would be criminal to expect a six-deficit tournament.
As many as 353 sixes have been hit before the start of the finals. England’s Eoin Morgan alone has hit 22, followed by Australia’s Aaron Finch (18), and India’s Rohit Sharma (14).
It should not come as a surprise, however, that the biggest sixes have been hit by the West Indian players. The men from Caribbean islands are known for their power hitting and they have hit some huge sixes in this tournament as well.
Here is a look at two of the biggest sixes from the tournament:
2. Shimron Hetmyer- 104 meters
In spite of having the capabilities, Shimron Hetmyer had a rather average competition. Be that as it may, he played many amazing shots in the World Cup. In the game against Bangladesh, the 22-year-old blazing left-hander scored a 26-ball 50 which included three sixes.
One of his sixes of the bowling of off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain went over mid-wicket covering a distance of 104 meters. However, West Indies went on to lose the match.
1. Jason Holder- 105 meters
Windies skipper and all-rounder Jason Holder has struck the biggest six of the ongoing World Cup. Against Bangladesh, Holder played a good supporting role to propel West Indies to 321 for 8 in their quota of 50 overs.
Bangladesh won the match quite convincingly. The game witnessed 17 sixes and some of them were enormous ones.
The 27-year-old pounded Mashrafe Mortaza over wide long-on for a massive 105-meter six.