An opener plays a substantial role in amplifying the team’s scoreboard by scoring runs at a rapid pace. It is absolutely imperative for the opening pairs to get the team off to a blistering start.
This will not only lay a rock-solid foundation but will also help the team go about their work smoothly as the game progresses. When both openers of the team fell prey to cheap scores, then it would be tough to revive.
When you notice, the openers often possess a healthy strike rate because they carry the immense responsibility of uplifting the team’s scoreboard by scoring runs at a rate of knots. Now, in this article, let’s take a glimpse at the three players who hit the most sixes in the first three ODIs as an opener.
1. Mitchell Marsh – 12
Mitchell Marsh comes first on the list in terms of smacking the most sixes in the first three ODIs as an opener. He was operating as a middle-order batter for many games before he was promoted to open the innings for Australia in white-ball cricket.
Mitchell Marsh has scored 2008 runs in ODIs at an average of 34.62 and a strike rate of 92.41. He has hit 1 century and 15 fifties to his name. Overall, he has hit 58 sixes and 173 fours in ODIs.
2. Ishan Kishan – 11
Ishan Kishan comes second on the list with eleven sixes to his name in the first three ODIs as an opener. The young Indian opener scored 510 runs at an average of 42.5 including 1 double century, 1 century and 3 fifties to his name.
3. Kyle Mayers – 9
West Indies international Kyle Mayers smacked as many as nine sixes to his name in the first three innings as an opener. Kyle Mayers scored as many as 536 runs in ODIs at an average of over 30 and a strike rate of 90.54 including two fifties.
Most ODI Sixes in first 3 innings as Opener
12 – Mitchell Marsh*
11 – Ishan Kishan
09 – Kyle Mayers#INDvAUS | #MitchellMarshAdvertisement
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