In cricket, fast bowling isn’t just about being crazy fast, there are plenty of other factors involved that make it a remarkable record. Cricket enthusiasts know about Dale Steyn and Mitchell Johnson’s fastest ever bowl deliveries; but they aren’t the only two bowlers who have ever done that. Here’s a list of 10!
10. Dale Steyn (156.2 Km/h)
His highest speed delivery was made at Eden Gardens during a match against Kolkata Knight Riders – an IPL match. He was playing for Bangalor when this speed was scored. However, this South African cricketer has scored a 155.7 km/h against New Zealand for his own team as well.
9. Shane Bond (156.4 Km/h)
This delivery was made against India in Centurion stadium, 2003. Shane Bond is one best fast bowlers in the New Zealand cricket team with plenty of magnificent achievements in his whole lifetime. Even though injury has taken its toll on his career, Shane bold could still manage to keep up his accuracy and efficiency.
8. Mohammad Sami (156.4 Km/h)
Against Zimbabwe, Sami scored his highest bowling delivery at Sharjah stadium on 2003. This was the same delivery speed by Shoaib Akhter during his initial career as well. He’s one of the rarest bowlers who have made fast deliveries in all formats of cricket – T20, ODI and test.
7. Mitchell Johnson (156.8 Km/h)
This game took place at Melbourne Cricket Ground, during a match against England on 2013. He is still living his career and potentially the fastest bowler in the current cricket world. Even though his scores hasn’t beaten Shoaib Akhter’s, everyone’s optimistic about one.
6. Fidel Edwards (157.7 Km/h)
Fidel Edwards had made a 157.7 km/h delivery at Wanderers during the 2003 world cup during a match against South Africa. He relies on slingshot for making such deliveries. Even though his scores fall slightly backwards comparing them to the most high speed deliveries of all times, yet it’s a remarkable speed. Fidel Edwards has fallen into injuries and hadn’t played any ODI since 2012 but he’s still a hotcake for T20 games.