Cricket is one of the largest sports in the world after soccer and rugby this is because of the great actions being rendered out by the best cricketers. The highly skilled bowlers are the one who make the game cricket game become so attractive. Ever since the world of crickets new players roll in and roll out and with their contribution they render an epic performance that is worth remarkable. The performance that some of the bowlers always present goes beyond the fans expectation and thus render the cricket game become an amazing game not only to play but to watch. Here are the top fastest bowlers in the history of cricket.
10. Shane Bond.
This is one of the fastest bowlers from New Zealanders having set a record of 156.4 km/h during the 2003 world cup.
9. Mohammad Sami.
This is one of the vicious right-hand bowlers from Pakistani whose success is highly attributed to his speed. His fastest delivery is a speed of 156.4 km/h that occurred during the ODI as they way playing against Zimbabwe in April.
8. Mitchell Johnson.
This is also one of the fastest ballers from Australian in the history of cricket having set a maximum speed delivery of 156.8. His fastest speed was recorded in the game between his team against England in 2013.
7. Fidel Edwards.
This is one of the fastest bowlers from West Indies. His fastest delivery was 157.7 km/h, and this came during a game against South Africa in 2003. Currently, he is holding a record if being the fastest bowler in the world.
6. Andy Roberts.
Andy Roberts played for West Indian, and his fastest delivery was 159.5 km/h in a match against Australia. His excellent tactics that coupled with a superb talent is what let him in achieving that goal.
5. Mitchell Starc.
Mitchell Starc is an Australian Bowler, who recorded a stunning performance during his games that saw him attain a high bowling speed of 160.4 km/h. His remarkable performance, especially in the WACA test game against New Zealand, is what placed him on the top of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket.
4. Jeffery Thompson.
Jeffery Thompson is one if the finest right-handed bowler who hails from Australia whose fame came to a limelight during the between Australia and West Indies. During this match, he recorded the fastest delivery of 160.4 km/h. This took place in 1975.
3. Shaun Tait.
Shaun is also an Australian right arm bowler who is known for his versatile deliveries. He recorded his fastest delivery during the game against England where he set a delivery speed of 161.1 km.
2. Brett Lee.
Brett Lee is considered as the fastest bowler in Australia since no one has ever broken the delivery speed of 160.8 that he recorded during the match against New Zealand in 2005. The match took place in Napier.
1. Shoaib Akhtar.
This is the fastest bowler in the world at the moment. Shoaib hails from Pakistan, and he is a right-hand bowler. The delivery speed record of 161.3 km/h was set in the match against England and Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup.
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