Fastest Cricket Bowler
Cricket is the second most watched sports in the world and when a fast bowler running in at full speed and terrorizing the batsman its Awesome. We take a look at some of the Fastest Cricket Bowler in history of cricket.
- Shoaib Akhtar (161.3 km/h)
- Bret Lee (161.1 km/h)
- Shaun Tait (161.1 km/h)
- Jeffrey Thompson (160.6 km/h)
- Mitchell starc (160.4 km/h)
- Andy Roberts (159.5 km/h)
- Fidel Edwards (157.7 km/h)
- Mitchell Johnson (156.8 km/h)
- Muhammad Sami (156.4 km/h)
- Shane Bond (156.4 km/h)
1. Shoaib Akhtar(161.3 km/h)
Shoaib Akhtar fastest bowl was 161.3km/h and 100.23 miles per hour. He is a former Pakistani right arm fast medium bowler. He represented Pakistan in all the formats. Shoaib Akhtar is the first bowler in the history of cricket to reach 100 miles per hour. He bowled the fastest delivery against England in 2003. He is also known as Rawalpindi Express.His average bowling speed was about 150 km/h.
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2. Brett Lee (161.1 km/h)
Brett Lee fastest bowl was 161.1 km/h and 100 miles. He is the fastest Australian bowler in the history. He became the second bowler to reach 100 miles per hour. Brett Lee recorded his fastest bowl in the match against New Zealand in 2003 in an ODI game . He had incredible speed and was an impeccable wicket taking bowler. His average bowling speed was about 150 km/h.
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3. Shaun Tait (161.1 km/h)
The next one in the list of Fastest Cricket Bowler is Shaun William Tait fastest bowl was 161.1 km/h. Shaun Tait is a Right Arm Fast Australian bowler. His career was short because of series of injuries. He bowled the 3rd fastest bowl in a match against Pakistan 161.1 km/h. He decided to retire from international cricket at the age of 28 in 2011. His career was short but was full of entertainment.
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4. Jeffrey Thomson (160.6 km/h)
Jeffrey Thomson fastest bowl was 160.6 km/h. He was known for his incredible speed. Jeffrey Thomson was the fastest bowler in his era. He recorded his fastest bowl in 1976 and it is hard to believe that there was precise enough instrument to record bowling speed. But it is said that he was the fastest bowler. Batsman of his era says that he was faster then Shoaib and Tait.
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5. Mitchell Starc (160.4 km/h)
Mitchell starc fastest bowl was 160.4 km/h. He is new in the list as he is the fastest bowler in our era. As he bowled fastest delivery of 160.4 km/h to Ross Taylor of New Zealand during the 3rd day of test match. His bowling average is about 145 km/h.
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Andy Roberts (159.5 km/h)
Andy Roberts bowling speed was 159.5 km/h. He was part of formidable west indies bowling unit in the golden generation of west indies cricket. They all were fast but he was quick among them many batsman of his generation says that he was the quickest they ever faced. He bowled the fastest delivery 99.11 miles per hour in 1975 against Australia in Perth.
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Fidel Edwards (157.7 km/h)
Fidel Edwards bowling speed was 157.7 km/h. Another West Indian in the list from the current crop. He bowls the fastest delivery against South Africa in an ODI game in 2003. Fidel Edwards Consistently bowls quick. He was the fastest bowler until Australian pacer did in a match against New Zealand.
Mitchell Johnson (156.8 km/h)
Mitchell Johnson bowling speed was 156.8 km/h. Another Australian in the list he is a smart cricketer he loves to play against England. He bowled the fastest delivery while playing Ashes in 2013 against England at MCG.
Muhammad Sami (156.4 km/h)
The next one on the list of Fastest Cricket Bowler is Muhammad Sami bowling speed is 156.4 km/h. He is second Fastest bowler in the history of Pakistan. His fastest ball is against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in 2003. His career was short due to series of injuries. He was a genius fast bowler but misses his line and length due to fast bowling.
Shane Bond (156.4 km/h)
Shane Bond bowling speed was 156.4 km/h. He is only kiwi bowler in the list. But his career was short due to injuries like other pacers. But when he was fit he was a threat to batsman. His fastest bowl recorded against South Africa in 2003.
We hope the list of Fastest Cricket Bowler was good and you must be happy to see your favorite bowler there.