Tendulkar loses ‘Master Blaster’ title

Tendulkar loses ‘Master Blaster’ title

As the World Cup enters the semi-final stage, the race to be named the biggest hitter of the 2007 Cricket World Cup and winner of the StickCricket.com ‘Super Sixes’ title is heating up.

The StickCricket.com ‘Super Sixes’ ranking is formed by calculating the average number of balls it takes batsmen to hit a six during the Cricket World Cup.

West Indian batsman Dwayne Smith is leading the pack, having phenomenally averaged a six every 7.5 balls during the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

With the West Indies eliminated from the World Cup, only Malinga Bandara (Sri Lanka), Mark Boucher (South Africa), Brad Hogg (Australia) and Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) are in the running to take the ‘Super Sixes’ title.

Sri Lanka’s Malinga Bandara lies in second place behind Dwayne Smith with a ‘slog rate’ of 9.5.

In true ‘Hit out or get out’ style, StickCricket.com – the world’s most popular online cricket game and the second most popular cricket website on the Internet – has saluted cricket’s most positive and attacking batsmen with the StickCricket.com ‘Super Sixes’.

StickCricket.com ‘Super Sixes’

Name Team Balls Faced Sixes Hit Slog Rate
Dwayne Smith West Indies 15 2 7.5
Malinga Bandara Sri Lanka 19 2 9.5
Shahid Afridi Pakistan 10 1 10
Kevin Hurdle Bermuda 11 1 11
Mark Boucher South Africa 128 11 11.64
Sachin Tendulkar India 48 4 12
Elton Chigumbura Zimbabwe 49 4 12.25
Brad Hogg Australia 138 10 13.8
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 86 6 14.33
Yuvraj Singh India 116 8 14.5

(Stats compiled from group and Super Eight stages of the 2007 Cricket World Cup)

The StickCricket.com Super Sixes features the world’s most exciting and explosive batsmen, including Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, and the original “master blaster” – India’s Sachin Tendulkar.

Director of Stick Sports, Chris Berry said, “The StickCricket.com ‘Super Sixes’ is delicately poised as we enter the World Cup semi-finals. With any one of five batsmen able to win, all eyes will be set on that boundary rope.”

Bermuda’s Kevin Hurdle and Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura were surprise inclusions in the ‘Super Sixes’ ranking at numbers four and six respectively. A shock omission from the top ten was Herschelle Gibbs, who famously struck six sixes in one ‘perfect over’ against The Netherlands in the World Cup’s group stages. Gibbs averaged one six every 23.14 balls.

Chris Berry continues, “The 2007 World Cup has been one of the most entertaining cricket competitions ever. The format and players have combined to produce a memorable World Cup full of action. The crowds have loved the World Cup’s big shots and shameless slogs. Every six has been applauded by users of Stick Cricket – the original big hitting online cricket game.”