Fast bowling is an art and the game of cricket has produced some outstanding fast bowlers who rule in cricket for decades. Their bowling speed was awesome and they create history with their bowling speed and accuracy.
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The speed star and the world’s fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan has bowled the fastest delivery in the history of cricket. He bowled 161.3 km/h. The Brett Lee of Australia is the second world’s fastest bowler who bowled with a speed of 161.1 km/h. Jeff Thomson of Australia is at no.3 on this list who bowled with a speed of 160.6 km/h
Shoaib Akhtar – Pakistan
Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan is the world’s fastest bowler. His official ever fastest delivery of 161.3km/h was recorded against England in the 2003 world cup. He played cricket for Pakistan from 1997 to 2011 during that period he took 178 test wickets and 247 ODI wickets.
Brett Lee – Australia
Brett Lee of Australia is the second-world fastest bowler who bowled his fastest delivery of 161.1 km/h against New Zealand in Napier in 2005. Due to his express bowling, Australia won the cricket world cup of 2003 and 2007. He played for Australia from 1999 to 2008. He played 76 tests for Australia and took 310 wickets while in ODI his tally was 280.
Shaun Tait – Australia
Shaun Tait is another Australian who also bowled with the same speed as Brett Lee has bowled in 2005. His fastest delivery was also 161.1 km/h against England. He played cricket for Australia from 2005 to 2016. He was known as a good performer in ODI cricket.
Jeff Thomson – Australia
Jeff Thomson of Australia is another super-fast bowler who bowled with a speed of 160.6 km/h. He played cricket for Australia from 1972 to 1985 during that period he played 51 tests and took 200 wickets. His wickets in ODI are 55 only.
Mitch Starc – Australia
Australia is dominating fast bowling with speed and quality. Mitch Starc is the fourth Australian who bowled with a speed of 160.4 km/h. He is playing for Australia since 2011 and until 2022 he has played 71 tests for Australia and took 287 wickets. and 178 wickets in ODI and 43 wickets in T20I
Andy Roberts – West Indies
West Indies cricket has produced a long list of fast bowlers who have express speed and skill. Sir Andy Roberts bowled his fastest delivery with a speed of 159.5 km/h. Andy Roberts played cricket for West Indies from 1974 to 1983 during that period he played 47 tests and took 202 wickets and 87 wickets in ODI.
Fidel Edwards – West Indies
Fidel Edwards is another West Indies fast bowler who bowled with a speed of 157.7 km/h against South Africa in 2003. Playing for West Indies in test and ODI cricket he took 165 wickets in tests and 60 wickets in ODI.
Mitchell Johnson – Australia
Mitchell Johnson Australian fast bowler has bowled his fastest delivery with a speed of 156.8 km/h. He played cricket for Australia from 2007 to 2015 during that period he played 73 tests and got 313 wickets and 239 wickets in ODIs and 38 wickets in T20I.
Mohammad Sami – Pakistan
Mohammad Sami of Pakistan bowled his fastest delivery of 156.4 km/h against Zimbabwe in 2003. He played for Pakistan for a short period during which he took 85 wickets in tests, 121 wickets in ODIs, and 21 wickets in T20I. He got a hat trick while playing his 3rd test against Sri Lanka.
Shane Bond – New Zealand
Shane Bond of New Zealand is one of the fastest bowlers in New Zealand. He bowled his express delivery of 156.4 km/h in the 2003 world cup. He is very unfortunate that he suffered injuries most of his career and could not play much cricket otherwise he will hold most of the bowling record for New Zealand. During his short career, he got only 87 wickets in tests, 147 wickets in ODIs, and only 25 wickets in T20I
Nantie Hayward – South Africa
Nantie Hayward of South African fast bowler bowled his faster delivery of 154.4 km/h against India in 2001. He played for South Africa from 1998 to 2004 during that period he played 16 tests and got 54 wickets and 21 ODIs in which he got 21 wickets he played 27 T20Is for South Africa and got 24 wickets.
Jason Gillespie – Australia
Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie bold his fastest delivery of 153.9 km/h against South Africa in 2002. He represents Australia for 10 years from 1996 to 2006. He played 71 tests and got 259 wickets and 97 ODIs and got 142 wickets and 21 T20Is in which he got 19 wickets. Jason Gillespie has a historical record for scoring a double-century in test cricket.
Waqar Younis – Pakistan
Waqar Younis of Pakistan is another speed star after Shoaib Akhtar who bowled his fastest delivery of 153 km/h against South Africa in 1993. He played cricket for Pakistan from 1989 to 2003 during that period he played 87 test matches and got 373 wickets and in ODIs, he represent the country in 262 matches and got 416 wickets. He played only 7 T20I and got 5 wickets.
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