Top 10 Fastest Bowlers In Cricket History

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Fast bowling is exciting to watch but for the batsman its always the challenge to face it. There may be swing fast bowlers but these are the bowlers which makes batsman to fear by its speed.

" Swing bowlers may be the king of fast bowling, here are the prince of fast bowling".

You will be surprised to know that, Dale Steyn cannot make to this list with his fastest speed of 156.2 km/hr. So check out below and see who made it to the top 10:


Top 10 Fastest Bowlers in Cricket History ( Top 10 Fastest Deliveries in Cricket History) :

1. Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan) - 161.3 km/hr

In ODI vs England in 2003 at Newlands, South Africa
Batsman - Nick Knight ( During 2003 World Cup)

Rawalpindi Express

2. Brett Lee (Australia) - 161.1 km/hr

In ODI vs New Zealand in 2005 at Napier, New Zealand

Brett Lee

3. Shaun Tait ( Australia) - 161.1 km/hr

In ODI vs England in 2010 at Lord's, England
Batsman -Craig Kieswetter
Shan Tait 2

4. Jeff Thomson (Australia) - 160.6 km/hr

In a fast bowling study in 1976 at WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) Ground, Australia

5. Mitchell Starc (Australia) - 160.4 km/hr

In Test vs New Zealand in 2015 at WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) Ground, Australia
Batsman - Ross Taylor (Yorker Ball)

Brisbane Cricket Ground IMGP7449 (6438024571)

6.Andy Roberts (West Indies) - 159.5 km/hr

vs Australia in 1975 at  WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) Ground, Australia


7. Fidel Edwards (West Indies) - 157.7 km/hr

In ODI vs South Africa in 2003 at Wanderes, South Africa

8. Mitchell Johnson (Australia) - 156.8 km/hr

In Test vs England in 2013 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia

MITCHELL JOHNSON


9. Mohammad Sami (Pakistan) - 156.4 km/hr

In ODI vs Zimbabwe in 2003 at Sharjah, UAE

MOHAMMAD SAMI

10. Shane Bond (New Zealand) - 156.4 km/hr

In ODI vs India in 2003 (World Cup) at Centurion, South Africa

Shane Bond catching Mohammad Yousuf, Dunedin, NZ, 2009

Some Facts:

  • 5 out of top 10 are Australians
  • 3 records are made at WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) Ground, Australia

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