From World Cup 2015 to World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma most prolific six-hitter

first_imgRohit Sharma scored only 2 and 19 in India’s warm-up matches ahead of World Cup 2019. The top-order collectively failed at The Oval while Rohit and his opening partner flopped again in Cardiff.In the 2019 Indian Premier League, Rohit Sharma was far from his fluent best but for obvious reasons, he is one of the most dominant batsmen in world cricket in the shorter formats. And in recent years, few batsmen have been as dangerous as Rohit Sharma – he has the most sixes in one-day internationals since the 2015 World Cup.Over the last four years, Rohit Sharma has hit 130 sixes in one-day internationals. England captain Eoin Morgan has hit 100 sixes in the same period while New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has 87 sixes. Jos Buttler has hit 85 sixes since World Cup 2015, Chris Gayle has 76 and Aaron Finch has 61.2 other England stars Ben Stokes (59) and Jason Roy (56) also make the list.India captain Virat Kohli has hit 55 sixes in the last 4 years. While Rohit Sharma has hit a six every 30.6 balls, Virat Kohli hits one every 79.6 balls.After 2015, Rohit Sharma has taken his game in ODIs to a different level. In 2016, he scored 564 runs from 10 matches including 2 hundreds. In 2017 and 2018, Rohit Sharma smashed 2323 runs from 40 ODIs. 11 of his his 22 hundreds in one-day internationals were also scored in those 2 years.In 2019, Rohit Sharma has hit 1 hundred from 13 ODIs and has only been a shadow of himself with the bat. But he is a big tournament player and India are hopeful he will once again play a major role in the World Cup.advertisementIn the 2015 World Cup, Rohit Sharma scored 330 runs from 8 matches including a scintillating 137 in the quarterfinal against Bangladesh. 4 years later, as vice captain of the Indian team and one of the 3 pillars for the side in one-dayers, Rohit Sharma knows the expectations have grown manifold.How Rohit Sharma performs alongside Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli will determine how India do in this World Cup.Also Read | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to knowAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Batting with MS Dhoni is a dream, says KL RahulAlso Watch:last_img read more