Apart from batting, Cricket lovers loves to watch the some quick deliveries. The bowlers running at top speed and jumps perfectly to bowl the fast deliveries is an exciting sight for cricket fans to watch. During 1940 and 1950, there were no instruments to measure the speed of the deliveries. But in the modern cricket, with the help of speed measuring instruments, we can find out the fastest bowlers. Here is the list of Top 10 Fastest Deliveries in International Cricket. Check out:
Dale Steyn & Lasith Malinga – 155.7 kmph
Southa Africa’s fast bowler Dale Steyn is one of the best fast bowler in the world. His ability is to give tough times for batsmen with his speed, swing, yorker, etc. His fastest delivery is 155.7 kmph against New Zealand.
With his slingy bowling action, Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga delivers the ball at the high speed. His pace and yorker trouble the opposition players. His fastest delivery is 155.7 kmph against New Zealand during 2011 World Cup.
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Shane Bond – 156.4 kmph
New Zealand’s pace bowler Shane Bond worked as police officer before pursuing a cricket career. His pace, swing and toe crushing yorkers helped him to take many wickets. His bowled his fastest delivery of 156.4 kmph in the 2003 World Cup against Australia. He was retired in 2010 due to injuries.
Mohammad Sami – 156.4 kmph
Pakistan’s Mohammad Sami can bowl as fast as the pacer Shoiab Akthar. His ability to swing the balls at the very high speed. He has taken hat-trick in both Test and ODI format. His fastest delivery is 156.4 kmph against Zimbabwe in 2003.
Mitchell Johnson – 156.8 kmph
Mitchell Johnson is one of the best fast bowler for Australian cricket team. With his slingy action, his pace, swing, yorker, bouncer discomfort the batsmen. His ability to swing the ball in both ways. During the series against England in 2013, he bowled the delivery at the speed of 156.8 kmph.
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Fidel Edwards – 157.7 kmph
West Indies’ fast bowler Fidel Edwards considered as one of the best fast bowler in the world when he made his debut. But, he missed two years of cricket due to injuries. Then, team management considered him for only T20Is. During the match against South Africa in 2003, he bowled the delivery at the speed of 157.7 kmph.
Andy Roberts – 159.9 kmph
Andy Roberts, one of the best fast bowler for West Indies cricket team during 1980s. His ability to destroy the batsmen with the high speed. He never give any reactions if his ball hit the batsmen. His fastest delivery of 159.9 kmph came against Australia.
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Jeff Thomson & Mitchell Starc – 160.4
Australia’s former fast bowler Jeff Thomson was one of the best bowler in 1970’s along with Dennis Lillee. His ability is to bowl at very high speed. During his times, helmet was not invented. But he never cared about batsmen. During a series against West Indies in 1975, Jeff Thomson delivered the ball at a speed of 160.4 kmph.
Mitchell Starc, left-arm pacer from Australia, has ability to generate high speed. His speed, swing and toe crushing yorkers helped him to pick many wickets. During a series against New Zealand, he bowled at the speed of 160.4 kmph to New Zealand’s star player Ross Taylor.
Shaun Tait – 160.7 kmph
Shaun Tait, one of the best fast bowler with different bowling action. He runs slowly upto the bowling crease and delivers the ball at the high speed. Australian team considered him only for the limited-overs format. He has a ability to bowl at 150+ kmph constantly. During a match against Pakistan in 2007, he delivered the ball at a speed of 160.7 kmph.
Shaun Tait & Brett Lee – 161.1 kmph
OMG ! Shaun Tait once again makes his name in this list. He bowled at the speed of 161.1 kmph against England in 2010.
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Shaun Tait’s partner Brett Lee also makes his name in this list. Brett Lee is one of the best fast bowler for Australian cricket team. His ability is to swing at the very high speed which troubles opposition batsmen. His fastest delivery is 161.1 kmph against New Zealand in 2005.
Shoaib Akthar – 161.3 kmph
The world record of fastest delivery in the International cricket belongs to the Pakistan’s destructive fast bowler Shoaib Akthar. Akthar made his debut in 1997 and became on the best fast bowler in the world. During the 2003 World cup, Akthar bowled the fastest ever delivery of 161.3 kmph to England’s Nick Knight. He became the first bowler to reach 100 mph in the world.
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(All Stats Updated Till 4th December 2017)