Think of a cricket match where the ball zooms like a speeding car! There are some special bowlers who make it happen with their super speed.
In this article, you’ll explore how certain cricket bowlers have completely transformed the way bowling is done. Get ready to discover the world’s fastest bowlers in the history of cricket!
Fastest Bowlers in Cricket
Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)
Shoaib Akhtar also known as “Rawalpindi Express,” was a cricket bowler who could make the ball go really fast. In 2003, Shoaib Akhtar bowled a ball the world’s fastest ball of 161.3 kilometers per hour (100.2 miles per hour).
This remarkable achievement occurred during the 2003 Cricket World Cup match against England. It was like a lightning bolt on the cricket field. His super-fast deliveries made him a cricket hero, and people worldwide were amazed by his incredible speed.
Shoaib Akhtar officially retired from international cricket on March 17, 2011. He announced his retirement during the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He took a total of 444 wickets in international cricket.
Shaun Tait (Australia)
During the 2010 match against England, Australia’s Shaun Tait unleashed a blazing delivery at 161.1 km/hr (100.1 mph), showcasing his fearsome pace. Batsmen found themselves challenged by his explosive speed and fierce tactics, marking Tait as a standout force on the cricket field.
Shaun Tait officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on March 27, 2017. He took a total of 95 wickets in international cricket.
Brett Lee (Australia)
The Australian pace sensation Brett Lee unleashed a bowling marvel. The Australian cricket star Brett Lee bowled at an incredible speed of 160.8 kilometers per hour (99.9 miles per hour). This happened in 2005 against New Zealand.
Brett Lee, the former Australian cricketer, announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on July 13, 2012. He took a total of amazing 718 wickets across all formats of international cricket.
Jeffrey Thomson (Australia)
In 1975, Australian bowler Jeffrey Thomson unleashed a has an astonishing speed of 160.6 kilometers per hour (99.8 miles per hour) against the West Indies. It left the batsmen and spectators stunned, showcasing the incredible power and pace of Thomson’s bowling.
Jeffrey Thomson, the former Australian cricketer, retired from international cricket on December 10, 1985. During his international cricket career, Thomson took a total of 255 wickets in International cricket.
Mitchell Starc (Australia)
Mitchell Starc, the Australian cricket star, fired a lightning bolt at 60.4 km/hr (99.7 mph) during a match against New Zealand in 2015. His rapid delivery left everyone amazed and was on the list of the fastest bowlers of all time.
Mitchell Starc is still active in cricket and has a total of 625 wickets.
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Fastest Bowlers of India
India has some super-fast bowlers in cricket history. Let’s explore India’s fastest bowlers and how they light up the cricket field with their incredible speed.
Who is the world’s fastest bowler?
Shoaib Akhtar is the world’s fastest bowler with a speed of 161.1 km/hr (100.1 mph) against England in 2003.
Who played Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest ball?
England’s Nick Knight faced Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest ball in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
Who is the fastest bowler in India?
Umran Malik is the fastest bowler with 157 km/hr. He bowled his fastest ball in a match against the Delhi team on May 5, 2022, in IPL.