Moeen Ali heads into this Saturday’s Vitality Blast finals day as the leading six hitter in this season’s competition – despite playing just five games!
The Worcestershire Rapids captain has cleared the ropes on 25 occasions in the T20 this summer.
Moeen smashed six of his maximums against Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston and 11 off the Sussex Sharks attack in the quarter-final at the 1st Central Ground, Hove.
That performance equalled the most by a Rapids player in the tournament alongside Ross Whiteley’s superb showing against Yorkshire Vikings at Headingley in 2015.
England all-rounder Moeen is one six ahead of Essex Eagles’ Cameron Delport who has totalled 24 from 12 appearances.
Moeen has amassed 312 runs at an average of 104.00 and a strike rate of 175.28 – the second highest rate of the top 10 six hitters behind AB de Villiers (182.19) for Middlesex.
Martin Guptill – sadly not available on Saturday because of injury – also features in the top 10 six hitters with 19 maximums during his nine games for the Rapids.
TOP TEN SIX HITTERS
MOEEN ALI (RAPIDS) – 25 from five games
Cameron Delport (Eagles) – 24 from 12 games
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) – 23 from nine games
Tom Banton (Somerset) – 23 from 13 games
Aaron Finch (Surrey) – 23 from 13 games
AB de Villiers (Surrey) – 20 from eight games
Dan Lawrence (Eagles) – 20 from 12 games
MARTIN GUPTILL (RAPIDS) – 19 from nine games
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Vikings) – 19 from 10 games
Josh Cobb (Steelbacks) – 18 from 11 games