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Who is the Fastest Bowler in India? Ranking the Top 5 Fastest Bowlers in India

Umran made his IPL debut in 2021 while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Bowlers play a huge role just as the Batsmen in the world of cricket. It’s usually the fast bowlers who create the fear factor in the mind of the batsmen with their swing and especially the pace at which they bowl the ball at the batsmen. Pakistani cricketing legend, Shoaib Akhtar still holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery in cricket across all formats. He bowled the fastest delivery in cricket at 161.3 km/hr Vs England. Curious to know who are the fastest bowlers in India? Let’s read about the Top 5 Fastest Bowlers in India.

1  Umran Malik

Umran Malik born on 22 November 1999 is a 23-year-old Indian cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir. He played his first international match (T20I) against Ireland on 26 June 2022. He’s one of the most promising Indian fast bowlers our country has ever produced. Not only He has sheer pace in his bowling and but also can pick up wickets with that pace. He made his IPL debut in 2021 while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. In his first season, he bowled at a rapid pace of 153.3kph, 153.1kph,153kph, 152.9kph, 152.6kph, 152.4kph, 152.3kph, and 152kph while bowling alongside his idol Dale Steyn.

He bowled at a speed of 157 kilometers per hour while playing against Delhi Capitals which is the second-fastest delivery ever bowled in the tournament’s history.

2    Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan is regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of Indian Cricket. He has picked loads of wickets while representing his country in all formats of the game. Additionally, he was a capable batsman in the lower order who often salvaged games for India when they were in precarious positions. Irfan was majorly known for his swing and rapid pace as well.

Irfan Pathan created history when he bowled a ball with a speed of 153.7 kilometers per hour at the Twenty20 World Cup held in South Africa in 2007.

3    Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami made his debut for the Indian cricket team on 21 March 2014v in Pakistan. He has been playing consistently well for his country for almost a decade now. He is majorly known for picking up wickets in crucial times for his side and also for his sheer pace. Shami, During the third Test against Australia in 2014 hit a ball traveling at 153.3 kilometers per hour in Melbourne. It was the fastest delivery bowled in the test series and also he was the most effective bowler in the whole series as he picked 15 wickets.

4    Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is one of the most prominent players of the current Indian cricket team. The 26- year-old made his debut for India in 2016 against Australia. He played incredibly well in his domestic career which helped him a lot to become a part of the Indian cricket team in 2016. His bowling style and sheer pace were the major reasons why he was considered the future of Indian Bowling.

In 2018, when playing against Australia at the Adelaide Oval, he bowled with a speed of 153.26 kilometers per hour, which was his fastest speed ever.

5    Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini caught the eye of the Indian cricket team selectors in the IPL 2019 season. He is a rare kind of bowler who is majorly known for his toe-crushing yorkers, especially during the last overs of the game. He delivered one of the fastest deliveries ever bowled by an Indian against Mumbai Indians in the 2019 Indian Premier League. His ball had a speed of 152.8 kilometers per hour before Umran Malik surpassed him in 2021.

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Abhishek Soni
Abhishek Sonihttp://thesportslite.com
Abhishek Soni is a Media Student who is currently pursuing his Masters from Jaipur. He has done his graduation in Media from Delhi. He is fond of writing and expressing his views on various topics and the favourite is sports. For The SportsLite, he has written more than 300 articles since start and will aspire to write more and more. Previously, he has worked with few other organisations as well.

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