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Top 10 fastest bowlers of all-time

If you are cricket lover, then you will be curious to know that who is the top 10 fastest bowlers in the history.

Following is the list of top 10 fastest bowlers of all-time in the world cricket as of 28th sep, 2022.

  1. Shoaib Akhtar – 161.3km/h
  2. Brett Lee – 161.1km/h
  3. Shaun Tait – 161.1km/h
  4. Jeff Thomson – 160.6km/h
  5. Mitchell Starc – 160.4km/h
  6. Andy Roberts – 159.5km/h
  7. Haris Rauf – 159km/h
  8. Fidel Edwards – 157.7km/h
  9. Mitchell Johnson – 156.8km/h
  10. Mohammad Sami – 156.4km/h

1. Shoaib Akhtar – 161.3km/h the fastest bowler

Fastest bowler shoaib ahktar

Shoaib Akhtar also known as Pindi Express is the fastest bowler in the history of cricket so far. It was on February 22, 2003 when Akhtar recorded the fastest ever delivery in world cricket, clocking 161.3km.h or 100.23 mph, during a match against England, and opener Nick Knight was the batter to face that delivery.

2. Brett Lee – 161.1km/h

Brett Lee is the Australian fastest bowler so far. He bowled his career’s fastest bowl on 2005 against New Zealand. His fastest bowl speed was recorded as 161.1km/h or 100.1mph. The former Australia fast bowler clocked 161.1 km/h (100.1 mph) while bowling to England opening batter Craig Kieswetter in his first over. Tait was the wrecker-in-chief for Australia as he bagged four crucial wickets in the match helping the visitors secure a 42-run win.

3. Shaun Tait – 161.1km/h

Shaun Tait is also an Australian fastest bowler so far. He bowled his career’s fastest ball on 2010 against England. His fastest ball speed was recorded as 161.1km/h or 100.1mph.

4. Jeff Thomson – 160.6km/h

Jeff Thomson also known as “Thommo”, he is one of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket. He bowled a delivery with a speed of 160.6 km/h or 99.8mph against the West Indies on 1975. Jeff Thomson is also from Australia.

5. Mitchell Starc – 160.4km/h

Mitchell Starc is also an Australian fast bowler. He bowled his career’s fastest ball on 2015 against New Zealand. His fastest ball speed was recorded as 160.4km/h or 99.7mph.

6. Andy Roberts – 159.5km/h

Andy Roberts is the former fast bowler of West Indies. He bowled his career’s fastest ball on 1975 against Australia. His fastest ball speed was recorded as 159.5km/h or 99.1mph.

7. Haris Rauf – 159km/h

Haris Rauf is a Pakistani fast bowler. Haris Rauf bowled his career best so far 159km/h ball vs England at Karachi national stadium on September 25, 2022. He not only bowled his career fastest bowl but also paved way for victory of match against England.

8. Fidel Edwards – 157.7km/h

Fidel Edwards is farmer fast bowler of West Indies. He bowled his career best ball at the speed of 157.7 km/hr (97.9 mph) against South Africa on 2003.

9. Mitchell Johnson – 156.8km/h

Mitchell Johnson is also an Australian fast bowler. He bowled his career’s fastest ball on 2013 against England. His fastest ball speed was recorded as 156.8 km/h or 97.4 mph.

10. Mohammad Sami – 156.4km/h

Mohammed Sami is former Pakistani fast bowler. He clocked 156.4km/h or 97.1 mph in Thursday’s game against Zimbabwe. He burst on to the scene taking a five-for on Test debut against New Zealand. He followed that up with a hat-trick in only his third Test when Pakistan played Sri Lanka.


Following is the list of top 10 fastest bowlers of all-time in the world cricket as of 28th sep, 2022.

BowlerFastest DeliveryAgainstYear
Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)161.3 km/hr (100.2 mph)England2003
Brett Lee (Australia)161.1 km/hr (100.1 mph)New Zealand2005
Shaun Tait (Australia)161.1 km/hr (100.1 mph)England2010
Jeffrey Thomson (Australia)160.6 km/hr (99.8 mph)West Indies1975
Mitchell Starc (Australia)160.4 km/hr (99.7 mph)New Zealand2015
Andy Roberts (West Indies)159.5 km/hr (99.1 mph)Australia1975
Haris Rauf (Pakistan)159 km/hr (98.6 mph)England2022
Fidel Edwards (West Indies)157.7 km/hr (97.9 mph)South Africa2003
Mitchell Johnson (Australia)156.8 km/hr (97.4 mph)England2013
Mohammad Sami (Pakistan)156.4 km/hr (97.1 mph)Zimbabwe2003

Conclusion

Shoaib Akhtar and Shaun Tait, both of whom have breached the 100 miles per hour barrier in international cricket, are the world’s fastest bowlers.

Australians dominate list of world’s fastest bowlers in cricket history. They have 5 fastest bowlers out of top 10. Pakistan is comes on 2nd number in the list of top 10 fastest bowlers, having 3 bowlers. West Indies ranks at 3rd position having 2 fastest bowlers.

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