4. Andre Russell’s record of most sixes in a single T20 tournament
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Everybody is well aware of the brutal hitting of West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell. He loves to go bonkers right from the word ‘go’. He doesn’t go from a complicated route and relies only in his muscle power to clear the ropes.
Such is his power that even his mishits also clear the boundary with ease. In the 2019 IPL, Russell hit 52 sixes in the entire tournament. At one point it seemed that he would break Chris Gayle’s record of 59 sixes in a T20 tournament.
The interesting fact is that while Gayle is an opener, Russell usually comes in the middle-order. In the last few games he played at the top and KKR reaped the dividends. If KKR use Russell as a top-order player in IPL 2020, he might end up with around 65 to 70 sixes or more.
5. David Warner’s record of most T20 runs
The Aussie batsman has over 9000 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 37.51 and strike-rate of 142.34. He is currently 5th in the list of all-time leading run-getters in T20 cricket. While Gayle leads with 13,000+ runs, Warner is approx 4000+ runs behind him.
In IPL 2015, 2017 and 2019, Warner got the Orange Cap by scoring 562, 641 and 692 runs respectively. The 33-year-old cricketer has 8 tons compared to Gayle’s 22. However his consistency can be proved by the fact that he has 73 half-centuries.
Warner is one of the fittest cricketers around and he might play for at least 5-6 years more. If he continues in this fashion in the future there is a high probability that he might end with around 14,000 T20 runs in his career.