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    I'd suggest Guptill out of the current NZ side. Not an out and out power-hitter like Anderson but seems to hit them the biggest when he gets it absolutely perfect. Twice on the roof at Wellington including 1 (off Tsotsobe I think) which was about 130m? Just does it with a pure unhurried swing of the bat and hits them high as well as long.

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    Yeah Guptill hits massive quite often. Anderson will hit it out of the Earths orbit when he times it well enough one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcas0167 View Post
    I'm pretty sure that James Franklin was reputedly the biggest hitter in the NZ side even ahead of Oram. Glenn Turner also said Chris Harris hit a longer ball than Chris Cairns. In the current NZ side Corey Anderson comes to mind.

    Graeme Hick hit a pretty big ball from memory. Clive Lloyd going back outside the 15 year timeframe reputedly hit one of the biggest ever sixes. Lloyd had a massive bat and had several grips on on the handle:



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    You are correct about James Franklin. I am not sure about Harris as I never saw him hit any really big sixes while Cairns hit so many. Hick was indeed a big hitter, as was Brendon Julian, who used to hit many massive shots for Western Australia even in the four day game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cric123 View Post
    With sixes galore this World Cup, me and a friend got round to discussing the biggest hitters we've seen in the game over the last 15 years or so. There were guys like Viv Richards, Lance Cairns but they were just before our time and therefore not included. We are talking about players who hit a very long ball as opposed to just a frequent six hitter.

    Why are they not included. They weren't before my time. I immediately thought of Lance as soon as I saw the thread.
    He was actually a ****e batsman where a score of 25 was a good effort by him, but you were a fool of a captain if you bowled spin to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Why are they not included. They weren't before my time. I immediately thought of Lance as soon as I saw the thread.
    He was actually a ****e batsman where a score of 25 was a good effort by him, but you were a fool of a captain if you bowled spin to him.
    Different bats.
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    Cutting would probably be the biggest in Aus, I think.

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    judging from his t-shirt i'd say he must be taking some pretty big hits

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    David Miller and Aaron Finch can be added to the list. I have seen Miller hit huge sixes in England. But out of all of them though, I think Gayle makes six hitting the easiest. In most of his innings above 50 he is going to have lot more sixes than fours.

    Kallis though not very aggressive, particularly in the first half of his career, is actually a big hitter. He hit a mammoth six at Edgbaston in the 1999 World Cup in one of the group matches, and also here and there in ODIs and T20s in the last few years of his career.
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    Mitchell Johnson.

    When he's having an on day with the bat he'll just casually hit cover drives into the crowd.

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    Yeah Johnson hits it so sweetly when he's in the mood. Not sixes most of the time but the fours he drills through the offside are just insane.

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    They're the guys I think of when I think big hitters

    Mark Waugh worth a mention. Could hit real long when the opportunity afforded itself. Not his usual game, but from time to time he hit very big. Guess it's all to do with that sweet timing.
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    Thisara Perera hit a 127m one in Australia IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Thisara Perera hit a 127m one in Australia IIRC.

    What's IIRC? It won't surprise me because I've seen him hit some huge sixes, and that's what he is known for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cric123 View Post
    What's IIRC? It won't surprise me because I've seen him hit some huge sixes, and that's what he is known for.
    If I remember correctly.

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