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    Biggest six hitters outside the subcontinent

    the subcontinent has produced some biggest hitters like Afiridi,Jayasurya,Ganguly
    and now Dhoni.

    But outside the subcontinent, Kemp and Chris Cairns are the names that come to my mind.

    Any other players who had better six hitting abilities?
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    I'd probably argue that and say that better six hitters come from other parts of the world than the sub-continent...

    Flintoff is a unit and can belt the living crap out've it.
    Symonds is a strong man and can smash them to all parts.
    Kluesner was amazing in his time.
    Brett Lee is fantastic at lashing out.
    Gilchrist is equal to dhoni at least when he wants to be (the thing that makes him so much better is that he can bat in any situation)
    Mark Waugh used to be pretty elegant in smashing sixes.
    The list goes on
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    Don't know about "better", but Brett Lee has hit some big balls for a guy who is a bowler. Flintoff and Pietersen spring to mind too.

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    Kemp for sure, mammoth.
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    That six from Lee t'other day was incredible, out of the 'Gabba and onto the nets was it? Crumbs.
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    The one by Brett Lee the other day was one of the biggest I've ever seen (oo-er, missus).

    I saw Garfield Sobers launch one clean out of Trent Bridge into Fox Road in the early 1970's, and of course one of his six sixes off Nash went half way across Swansea city centre.
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    Lee hits the ball furthest.

    2 at Trent Bridge and 1 at Gabba the other day were some of the biggest in living memory.

    Kemp is hard to judge because grounds in SA are so tiny. Both Ponting and Gilchrist hit balls out of stadiums during the WC.

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    Powell is one not already mentioned.

    Some sub continent players who may not come to mind at first:

    Kapil Dev
    Akram

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Delgado
    That six from Lee t'other day was incredible, out of the 'Gabba and onto the nets was it? Crumbs.
    And also Phil Simmons has hit some very huge sixers.

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    [nz bias mode]Nathan Astle.
    Shane Bond can hit a very long ball[/nz bias mode]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    Shane Bond can hit a very long ball
    Indeed he can, I was at Eden Park when he did a huge baseball style swing and it cleared the stand. Biggest I've ever seen when at a match.

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    Anyone remembers Atul Bedade of India. He had great six hitting abilities but could not translate that to greater effect in Internationals.

    Another big six hitter who was not an international success is Ali Brown.

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    I've seen Ian Blackwell hit some absolutely monstrous blows down at Somerset - of the ten he hit in his 134* off 71 balls last season when I was there, four went out of the ground by a mile, although it is a small ground. He also apparently hit a nearby (well I say nearby, I mean a couple of streets away behind one stand) church once during an innings of 247* off about 150 balls, containing 11 sixes. He is a big, big man.

    Flintoff's at Edgbaston off Kasper was one of the biggest I've ever seen, though - the one onto the TV gantry, where Mark Nicholas went "Oh hellooooooo.......massive! MASSIVE!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramkumar_gr
    Another big six hitter who was not an international success is Ali Brown.
    Ali Brown was a very good player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    I've seen Ian Blackwell hit some absolutely monstrous blows down at Somerset - of the ten he hit in his 134* off 71 balls last season when I was there, four went out of the ground by a mile, although it is a small ground. He also apparently hit a nearby (well I say nearby, I mean a couple of streets away behind one stand) church once during an innings of 247* off about 150 balls, containing 11 sixes. He is a big, big man.

    Flintoff's at Edgbaston off Kasper was one of the biggest I've ever seen, though - the one onto the TV gantry, where Mark Nicholas went "Oh hellooooooo.......massive! MASSIVE!".
    Blackwell is an outstanding hitter, i would say one of the biggest six-hitters in England cricket history.

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