Top 5 Fastest Balls in Cricket History (Till Now)

fastest ball in cricket history list

Cricket is among the most popular game and is regarded as a batsman’s game. Batsmen have total control over the pitch due to large-sized bats and shorter boundaries.  The game is rarely in the grip of the baller.

Besides this, many fast bowlers have emerged who succeeded to take control of matches with their bowling strategies like pace, swing, and bounce balls and making the batsman confused.

Today, in this post we are going to talk about the fastest deliveries in cricket history. Let’s get right into it.

Fastest Bowlers in The World

Here we have carved fastest ball in cricket history list

  1. Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)

The right-arm pace bowler Shoaib threaten the batsman with his natural pace and bounce balls. Shoaib Akhtar, known as the “Rawalpindi Express,” delivered this lightning-fast ball against England during the 2003 Cricket World Cup with a speed of 161.3 km/h (100.23 mph).

  1. Brett Lee (Australia)

Brette Lee is among the second-fastest bowler of all time and has a perfect blend of speed and accuracy for the fastest deliveries in cricket history. Brett Lee, one of Australia’s fastest bowlers, bowled this rapid delivery against New Zealand in 2005 with a speed of 161.1 km/h (100.14 mph).

  1. Shaun Tait (Australia) – 

The most promising Australian player Shaun Tait came into the limelight due to his incredible speed. He is another Australian fast bowler, who recorded this blistering pace against England during the 2010 One-Day International series with a speed of 160.7 km/h (99.94 mph).

  1. Jeff Thomson (Australia) – 

 Jeff Thomson is one of the fastest  Australian bowlers who deliver the fastest ball in cricket history list with a speed of 160.6 km/h (99.88 mph). The legendary Australian fast bowler from the 1970s reached this impressive speed during a match against the West Indies in 1975. 

  1. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 

Renowned for fast bowling speed Mitchell Starc has the ability to bowl fast with his in-swinging yorkers style. The Australian fast bowler bowled this rapid delivery against New Zealand in 2015 with an impressive speed of 160.4 km/h (99.76 mph).

List of Fastest Bowls History

BowlerCountryFastest deliveryYear and Opposition
Shoaib AkhtarPakistan161.3 km/hr (100.2 mph)2003 vs England
Shaun TaitAustralia161.1 km/hr (100.1 mph)2010 vs England
Brett LeeAustralia160.8 km/hr (99.9 mph)2005 vs New Zealand
Jeffrey ThomsonAustralia160.6 km/hr (99.8 mph)1975 vs West Indies
Mitchell StarcAustralia160.4 km/hr (99.7 mph)2015 vs New Zealand
Andy RobertsWest Indies159.5 km/hr (99.1 mph)1975 vs Australia
Fidel EdwardsWest Indies157.7 km/hr (97.9 mph)2003 vs South Africa
Mitchell JohnsonAustralia156.8 km/hr (97.4 mph)2013 vs England
Mohammad SamiPakistan156.4 km/hr (97.1 mph)2003 vs Zimbabwe
Shane BondNew Zealand156.4 km/hr (97.1 mph)2003 vs India

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