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10 Fastest Bowls In Cricket History
- Published on May 26, 2021 veröffentlicht
- 10 fastest bowls in cricket history.
The world of cricket has seen some amazing fast bowlers throughout history. Bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar, Brett Lee Shaun Tait, who stunned the world with their pace, and made the batsmen tremble with fear. In today's video, we've compiled 10 of the fastest bowls ever bowled.
0:04 Shane Bond--153.0 KPH
0:31 Muhammad Sami--156.4 KPH
0:50 Mitchell Johnson--156.8 KPH
1:13 Fidel Edwards--157.7 KPH
1:44 Anderson Roberts--159.5 KPH
2:12 Jeffery Thompson--160.0 KPH
2:48 Mitchell Starc--160.4 KPH
3:22 Shaun Tait--160.7 KPH
3:52 Brett Lee--161.0 KPH
4:28 Shoaib Akhtar--161.3 KPH
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Rise your hands who watch prime Lee and Akhtar, bond golden age of cricket 🏏
Er...no! Shoaib Akhtar was a cheat....he used Nandrolone to improve his performance...or had you chosen to forget that? Brett Lee was super quick as a bowler and could be a really good batter.
@DrCrabfingers may be true nonetheless any baysmaem dare to face him in his prime and yeah Brett Lee wasa legend still fast is fast 90s cricket best 🙌
@DrCrabfingers Then ICC or whole world even cameras or Blind only you are most genius and have eyes far superior then Superman. Your name should be written in Guinness book of world and also in whole word historical books with Diamonds.
IMO The West Indies combinations of Marshall, Holding, Roberts, Garner was the golden age of quick bowling.
Batsmen never got any respite.
Shaun Tait & Shoaib Akhtar were the only bowlers in this list who gave more importance to speed instead of line & length.
Shoaib was more accurate than either Tait or Thomson (it's not hard), but I still don't think he was as fast as Thomson. True, without speed guns for Thomson we can't prrove it, but as I said I've seen them all live and still think Thomson at his peak was the quickest. Another very fast one before speed guns was Michael Holding - called "Whispering Death" because of the deceptive smoothness of his action.
Shoaib is only bowler in list who only bowls for speed not wickets
Do you think other fast bowlers are succesful than shoiab?
Shoiab was a threat to all batters of the world.
After Shoaib,i believe starc to be ferocious bowler
Brett lee only breet lee
No one gets the combination of speed with good lines and conceading very little runs better than Brett Lee.
Glenn mccgrath 🐐 says hi 😎, If you say accurate line & length no comparison
@Aravind B McGrath didn't have the speed of Lee, the closest would be Bond
Wasim akram enter the chat
@Jason Smith i talk about the line & length bro.
Many years ago when the West Indies were in their prime (Lloyd, Richards, Holding, Haynes etc etc) I was fortunate enough to see Andy Roberts bowl at Bourda in Guyana. That pitch was not considered a "fast" pitch (as opposed to Kensington Oval in Barbados or Sabina Park in Jamaica) but all I could see was the dust that was kicked up when the ball hit the pitch. I could never actually see the ball! Now granted I was side on to the pitch but I had 17 year old eyes at the time! What impressed me even more is that his run up was relatively short and more on an "amble" as opposed to a sprint, yet the ball was released at what seemed to me at the time as unbelievable speed. Ahhh cricket, lovely cricket!
Black storm of that eta gave the cricket true legends that remain unmatched till today.
Only Akhtar could macth their pace.. nobody else ever could.
Thanks for sharing your story
@Zahid Khan all bowlers in this vid can match their pace don't be too cocky
@Jack Sparrow more specifically yes. they can match the pace but they cant match the quality of black storm: Marshalll, Roberts, Holding, Ambrose..Garner etc.
Not Fast, But Glenn McGrath could put the ball on your toes and bowl like that all day. Till the batsman would do something different then out
Thompson was the quickest ever I’d comfortably wager.
Shoaib the fastest in the speed gun era but I’d have to say Lee was my favourite for his extreme pace and exquisite action.
He had one of the best action
R u mad? Shoaib Akhtar is fastest bowler till now. And his action is lethal
Shoaib was fast but not lethal very little swing and variation thommo at his best was the fastest
@geoff upham he injured too many batsman and u r saying he is not lethal.
@Eyesome TV he chucks clearly
Brett Lee - for his speed, swing, consistency and graceful bowling action.
I'm old enough (and addicted to cricket enough) to have seen most of these players live when they were in their prime. The speed gun wasn't available for Thomson until after he broke his shoulder, when he dropped noticeably in pace. In my opinion in the years 1974-75 he bowled quicker than any of these. THe wicketkeeper had to stand further back to him than for his teammate Dennis Lillee, for example, who prior to Thomson's arrival was considered the quickest bowler in the world.
I do recall reading somewhere, where Thompson bowled a ball at the WACCA where it went over the keepers head and bounced one time, and into the fence. That requires a lot of pace
Don't talk without measuring the speed blindly when u don't have the speedometer available that time just forget it۔ Secondly we r talking about fastest bowlers within our country of india not international level۔ If u r Indian give example of any Indian origin bowlers speed that too with properly measured one۔ Ok
Lol, no gym, not proper athelete, no proper training....if keeper stand behind doesn't mean that bowler is bowling fast.... Its just keeper choice.
Many keeper stand too behind of wicket for fast bowler or in a bouncy pitches.
Conclusion: if you have a speed machine, or proper proof, to measure a fast ball then you can talk about any of them
@Mujahid Ali Gowher why?? India is only a member country of cricket. And cricket is not only about india. And fast bowling is not only about umran malik.. Umran has speed but not much accuracy. This is why his economy rate is that high..
@Purbayan Pramanik Did u put urself on walking after u born۔ U took some time in which u might felt down several times۔ Ur parents help u to walk perfectly.؟ Am i Right likewise if u find any extra ordinary talent it's ur duty to provide him a platform to learn the technique otherwise how can he learn۔۔Everybody needs training in their life in early stage of life to show the talents۔ Think about dear
I had the privilege of watching Shoaib Akhtar bowl along with Wasim, Waqar, Saqlain, Azhar Mahmood, Abdul Razzaq in person during the world cup of 1999 in England, amazing memories.
Lucky enough to see most of the bowlers bowl in their prime, specially Shoaib Akhtar running all the way from boundary. 💞
*Shoaib the fastest in the speed gun era but I’d have to say Lee was my favourite for his extreme pace and exquisite action.*
No one can compete an actual rythm, pace & specially the attitude of a real fast bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar ❤
Shoaib Akhtar shows the real meaning of speed!!
The best 160km/ hr fast ball we ever witnessed came from Allan Donald after he had been hit for 6 six's in a row. In his anger, he bowled a 160km/hr yorker that snapped the middle stump at the base & the wicket flew over the wicket keepers head. The crowd exploded in disbelief while Alan Donald flew his plane in celebration.
Then the drugs wore off...and you came back to reality
@Na Jeeves 😂😂😂
@Malcolm Muggeridge OK. I admit it was only 3 six's but the stump breaking at the base & going over the wicket keepers head was amazing.
balls at altitude shouldn't count
Supporting Umran for bringing back lost legacy of frightening fast bowlers 160++ 🔥🔥🔥
i really want him to play test
Ab koi nhi kar pyaega bhai purane legends ne vo chize kari jo tut nhi paya he chahe vo Sachin ho Bradman ho ya Shoaib Akhtar ya sabse longest six by afridi inke record nhi tut sakta he bro
@AdnanGamer record bante hi hain tootne ke liye....
Go to the boundary 165+ 🤣🤣
Dont forget lockie ferguson of nz, he beaten umran at speed record at ipl.
Lee was more consistent at bowling faster than Akhtar and had one of the cleanest bowling actions, which is quite remarkable. He wasn't wild like Akhtar or Tait.
Yeah Lee was the cleanest fast bowler of all the time and shane bond also
Shoaib is more controversial bcoz he is far way from any pacer...
But I feel Mitcheel starc is also very dangerous
@Javed Bhuyan Akhtar's bowling was illegal ryt? he bowled 150kph+ consistently
The over bowled by Brett seen here is indicative of how speed bowlers should be measured. We see the fastest average over bowled on record. Single timed deliveries should never be taken as a count because of variability of conditions and questionable accuracy of devices. I would bet the devices are not calibrated to a Standard for each and every game. Also Thommo shown here was never timed using today's radar devices until after he had his accident that required surgery. It was not until 1975 that radar became available and replaced the former point to point timing.
Lee was the quickest one🔥
He was consistent
He was less skilled
And also a better and clean action.
@Pratik Goutam right..
@Pratik Goutam His was THE Classically trained technique...exactly what is still coached to evolving quicks. Several others shown are sling bowlers and hence are less accutrate.
Being a pakistani .Shoaib is like wild while i always enjoy bond action and speed
Shane bond has the best high speed Yorker I’ve ever seen. Consistently quick and huge inswing. Body just couldn’t handle it
What about malinger the slinger ! Best yorkers ever ?
Yorker at 160kph is much tougher than a big bouncer at the same speed. With the bouncer, you get extra leverage and can generate extra force from the core. Yorker, not so easy. Measured speed is ok, beating that 100-mile Starc Yorker is going to be something else.
Lol. Its easier to bowl full when you are quick. But its a lot difficult to bowl a bouncer at 100mph. Almost impossible
@Noman You do realise that a delivery loses approx 10% of velocity on contacting the pitch ?
@Frank B he is talking from another perspective you are both right actually!
Speed, biomechanically speaking, is generated from how much of an arc you can move your arm in before releasing the ball, in the last quarter of a second.
Look, in these REALLY fast guys, how much arc the ball is travelling through before release. The bigger the arc, the bigger the speed (in the same amount of time).
Shane Bond had bolwed 156km/h he was the most dangerous bowler at that time.
bowler Matheesha Pathirana
Sri Lanka U-19 fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana shocked everybody during their U-19 World Cup game against India by bowling a wide bouncer which was recorded at 175 kph (108 mph), making it the fastest ball ever bowled by any bowler in across all levels in international cricket.Jan 22, 2020
@Mohammed Sujon later confirmed that the machine showed error, it was actually 145 , i guess
@ItzMeUrFrnd yes 😔😅
Shame injury ruined his career.
Shame we’ll never know what Thompson’s fastest delivery was in his prime.
Shoaib,Lee,and bond were very famous in speed,style,bounser Nd in yourker.miss those era👍😭♥️
1:45 Brutal ball by Roberts. Beautifully played. In behind it and dropped it at his feet. Bruce Laird by the looks. Hospital ball.
yep stumpy Laird
should've played more cricket for Australia but the selectors in those days were clueless
Brittlee clean, consistent, swings both ways deadly bouncers
Shoaib has bowled the most fascinating deliveries throughout his career. People come to stadium just to watch his magical spell
Nice touch adding Thommo and Andy Roberts. But, as they didn't have speed guns regularly at games in their prime, we can never know how fast, the top speed they were able to produce. Could they have topped Shoaib? Who knows, but batters from their time have often said they most likely did bowl the odd spell faster. Tall tails reminiscing or the truth, we'll never know...
The era of McGrath, Warne and Brett Lee was the greatest of all time.
I sometimes think about "what if" Mitchell Johnson had come on the scene a few years earlier and was part of that bowling group...
Some thoughts - Jeff Thomson was the fastest bowler I think I've ever seen with his sling action. There was an Australian TV show in around 1978 about the fastest bowlers in the world using the "new technology" of radar to accurately measure speed. Thommo came out on top with a ball well over 100mph. Lee and Akhtar exceptionally quick too and both brilliant bowlers, but Lee was also one of the most powerful hitters of the ball with the biggest six I have ever seen in Brisbane.
Other names to throw in Garth Le Roux who didn't get to play tests due to the ban on South Africa, Harold Larwood from the Bodyline series whose front foot was smashed from pounding it down so hard as he bowled.
Maybe also Dennis Lillee when he was young before he broke his back from bowling too fast, Ray Lindwall, and potentially Fred 'The Demon' Spofforth who was faster than anybody of his day and who invented swing bowling. Hard to know really how fast Spofforth bowled as he played in the first test in 1877, but he was as feared as any bowler who ever lived - including by the great W.G. Grace - yes same surname, much better cricketer :)
I reckon that we are yet to see Anrich Nortje at his quickest. I hope we can see him bowling at 155km/h + more frequently!
I read that he bowled 158 kph at mcg and saw that he bowled 156.4 kph in sa20 league
I'm surprised Michael Holding isn't in this list. I once saw him bowl in the same game live at the SCG with Jeff Thompson. I could barely see the ball when either of them were bowling - both seriously quick
I watched a 1 day game at the Gabba (QLD vs WA). QLD had Kasper, Bichel and a young Mitchell Johnson. WA had Damien Martyn. Kasper and Bichel were quick but them Johnson came on and I couldn’t see the ball once it left his hand when bowling. He was lightning quick. He ran through the WA batting order until Martyn came in and he looked like a man playing against boys. It was like Martyn was playing the game in slow motion, he middled every ball. It’s funny that when you watch test cricket, everyone is good. When you watch domestic cricket everyone is good. When you watch Test players in domestic cricket, you realise how much of a jump there is in skill and talent.
Jeff Thompson is hands down the quickest bowler ever. Any player who had the "opportunity" to face him or field behind him would disagree.
Then you should also mention frank tyson who was chosen as fastest by legends who saw thomson
Being Australian Shane Bond was my favorite bowler, shame his body let him down.
Being a kiwi, so gutted he didnt play more. He was the single best player we ever fielded vs Australia, who were so dominant at the time. Only he seemed to be able to rattle them.
Shoaib and Lee were definitely quicker, but in my life time I've never seen anyone put the fear into batsmen like Mitchell Johnson did. He had speed, accuracy and the right amount of mongrel in him. I'm not old enough to have seen Thommo or anyone else of that era, wish I had of. Tate was crazy but his pace would start dropping off before the end of his first over.
I've been watching cricket since the late 1960s. I have never seen one bowler dominate an entire series like Johnson did during the 2013-14 Ashes. He was the reason Aus won in a 5-0 whitewash. Every match was a thrashing. He took 37 wickets at 13.97. Those are insane numbers but they don't tell the whole story though. The real drama was out there on the pitch. You could see it when you watched it live. MJ's combination of speed, accuracy & angle of attack was way too much for the English to handle. He was hostile as hell, too, having no qualms about regularly dinging helmets & bodies. The body language of those who faced him spoke volumes. He broke batsmen's wills. Then he went to South Africa in early 2014 & did the very same thing to the Proteas, outbowling Steyn & Co. by a mile on their own turf. I don't expect ever to see a performance like that again by a bowler in my lifetime. Google what the British press had to say about MJ during that Ashes series. They were as gobsmacked as I was.
BTW Englishman John Snow did almost the same thing to the Aussies during the 1970-71 Ashes. He had a whippy action & was very hostile, taking 31 wickets at 22.83. Consistently getting the ball to rear up off a length he was clearly the difference between the two teams as England won the series 2-0. I watched as much of it as I could on the old black & white TV. It was a long time ago but Snow made an impact on me. Good footage of JS here on YT.
@windigo44 Thanks, I'll have a look at Snow.
1:18 That Batsman.. Alien De Villiers ❤️🔥.. Mr360🔥🔥
That Andy Roberts’ delivery was much faster than shown here. It was definitely quicker than Starcs delivery.
Brett lee is the best among them, his beautiful line & length, variations makes him the best.
This seems to be only international games - probably many missed here like in County cricket - an 18-year-old Allan Donald bowled 155km/h almost every ball. Sadly not all games had a speedometer.
Yes I also heard that he was a lot quicker in his early stages of career than later stages
Hatts off to England batsman who played shoib Akhtar ball 161.3kph💪🏻
Umran is reaching those heights of the greats but those players in this list my all time favorite is lee his action run up swing speed that was so raw n brilliant
Your new speed gun is umran malik and our M.hasnain his fastest ball is 157❤️
@wa14ed ff hasnain fastest bowl is 155.1 that too with chucking he was banned for it
@Amit Ranjan Wait till Aussies get Umran banned for action too. Also, Harif has also hit 157.
@yasirq shaheen will be banned as he chucks not umran
@Amit Ranjan Dude...take your hate out and think for a second. It is his wrist movement. Anyways, I can understand your excitement about umran since india has never had a fast pace bowler.
Used to admire Shoaib bowling style..
Imagine getting a bouncer at +-160kph 😳
King at the end .. Shoaib ❤️
He was a drugs cheat. He was banned from cricket for using Nandrolone. But of course if he was your countryman then you can overlook his cheating.....that is a very Pakistani way of viewing sport.
Cleanest action Shane Bond
Beautiful action with great speed Breet Lee🥰🥰🔥🔥
Brett Lee perfect bowling action 💙🥰
till this date no one has broke aktar record. what a man.
Fastest is not everything, accuracy is. Look at Richard Hadlee, Dennis Lillee and the excellent Michael holding.
Title Must Be Top 10 Batsman Who Faced Fastest Balls In Cricket History 😅
Thompson looks the quickest with the naked eye, and for consistency I would say he was the fastest overall.
Watching fastest bowler in cricket is always exciting..especially one who can deliver over 150 kmph
I’ve seen every bowler from Lillee, Marshall, Ambrose, Wasim, etc. And I have never seen a more viscous bowler than Mitchell Johnson in the last 6 years of his career
Would be interesting to test the 'old' speed gun vs the current one and see if they both record the same speed. I'd bet on the current one being more accurate.
according to my calculations: the pitch is 20.12 m, the fastest ball was thrown at the speed of 44.8 m/s which means it takes 0.4 seconds for the ball to hit the stem from the bowler, it should take around 3/4th of a second to react to the ball coming.... IMAGINE HOW THEY STILL HIT THE BALL!! THATS INSANE!!!
Lee is my favourite because of High speed and beautiful action
Completely agree, only bowler in that list that doesn’t have a side arm, slinging action.
Him and Bond
yes bro also my favourite because of action and personality and also stylish looking
Mitchell Johnson was the most scariest pace bowler amongst all because of the difficult Angles n accuracy he bowled at along with extreme pace
Imagine bowling 161.3 kph just to have it causually turned away like that
Shoaib akhtar ❤ legend
Brett lee with legal action 🔥
90's cricket fans remember Akhtar & Lee
Shoaib Akhtar 🔥🔥
I am leagend
His use of Nandrolone was unsurpassed.
For those wondering, speed can be calculated accurately without need for a 'speed gun'. You just need to know dimensions of pitch and have clear, consistent footage. This technique is used all over the world to accurately gauge speed in many circumstances, such as forensic investigations. This is likely the technique used by Wisdon to fill their stats for the older players, before radar cameras were available. They likely have archives of high quality footage that can't be found on youtube for copyright reasons.
The problem with that is you need the frame rate of the cameras to be accurate and consistent. Certainly many of the old film cameras wouldn't have been
Brett lee is my favourite😍🥰
Ahh proud shohib akhter ♥️♥️♥️✌️✌️✌️
Binga '"Brett Lee " my all time fav fast bowler nd I'm always used to copied his action during my childhood he has a genuine ,lethal with a consistent pace over 150+ nd we can't forget he also clicked 160+ 6 times nd above! genuine clear nd smooth action with a fire pace 🔥🔥😱
Now mitchell starc 160.4 km/h fastest delivery🔥🔥🔥
No way that Starc delivery is accurate
agreed, never been close to 155 before or since then
In terms of a perfect bowler it's only Brett Lee . Other's are inconsistent in the field
Tait bowled a ball faster than that one shown here vs England
starc & akthar 🔥🙌
In all honesty he's not as quick as these guys but Curtley Ambrose was the greatest I have ever seen.
Umran Malik is going to break all the records of fastest deliveries in cricket history...
Jay hind 🇮🇳
शोएब का रिकॉर्ड उमरान तोड़ देगा
@DANISHWAR WORLD 🌎 I hope that Umran will not break Shoaib’s record.
Last 4 Match 16 Over Run 150+ Kauchra Malik What a Wonderful Runs Machine Kauchra Malik 700+Kph Per Bowling Kar Da Koie Fida Ni Line Or Length Bakwas Hey 👍🏿👍🏿😁😁😁😁😁
Kauchra Malik International Lavel Ka Bowler Ni Hey Runs Machine Kauchra Malik 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂
Akthar lee tait starc .........
Brett Bowled 160+ nearly 6 times only in Wc 2003 , you have video in youtube brett lee all 160+ , later in 2004 he clicked 160 and 161.1 against NZ in naiper
The title should be fastest bowlers not bowls, where a bowler can't be in the list more than once.
Video is about fastest delivery not about who puts many deliveries read again without jealousy
Shoaib and Bret Lee are GOAT
Those were the days.....
One & only Brett 🔥 Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee😎
The Great David Gower once said that once a ball gets above 90mph it just appears as a blurr
My all time favourite is Brett Lee
Shaun tait consistently bowled over 156kph in 5yrs....so is Shoaib akhtar from 1999-2003 consistently hit 158-160kph
Akhtar was throw bowler, pls don't compare him with Lee or Tait
@Riding High Tides India Akhter was Real speed gun....the lethal bowler...Every batsman was frightened with him....
Rest bowlers were also superb.....
Love them All...
Shane bond...Brett lee...Sohaib Akthar 3 members super duper bowling...👌👌👌👌👏👏
That's interesting considering 153 in top ten.
breet Lee 158 158 and 160 didn't make in this list
Rabada 155+ bowled but you didn't consider them also
Ab de Villiers against Fidel Edwards was like- ok ,alright
Michael Holding was quick. Jeffrey Dujon the West Indies keeper said that when he got it right, Patrick Patterson was the quickest of the lot. Back in the '70's they had a speed competition and Imran Khan came second only to Jeff Thompson. Going back to the 50's Frank Tyson was probably the fastest ever English bowler, he blew the Aussies away on the 1954/55 ashes tour to Oz with his speed.
1:26 Original Baby Ab😍🔥
A legend of this game
shoeb akhtar 🔥🔥🔥
Edwards, Johnson, Thomson, Tait, Shoaib all slingers (some more than others) - must really help get that extra yard of pace.
I’m not sure even Starc believes the accuracy of the radar gun, that day.
161.8 kph was the world record according to the commentary in the video.
bond fastest recorded delivery was clocked at 156.4 kmph against india in the 2003 world cup.
Brett Lee has the best bowling action. I looks such smooth.
Shoaib Akhtar 🔥
Yes...one of the great cheats of the game.
Fidel edwards he is really a good bowler don't know but his speed is decreased by the time.
Thommos fastesr was before speed gun accuracy and wide use. Cimfortably 160 + regularly, accuracy could be an issue like most cinsistently fast bowlers- injury and era let him down. Easily up with akhtar and faster... as for bond- injuries meant we saw not enuf games from him, esp when nz were decent with flem at the helm...
161.8 kph is the record only because they never had a regular stopwatch on Thommo! Have a look at some of his bowling against England in 74/75 as an example. 'Nuff said.
Australia country. the world's beauty
Tommo was terrifying
Is it me or anybody else who thaught that the stumps whould be shattered at these fast balls but got to know that no matter how fast you can ball it's all about Swing and fast 😜
Jeffrey Thompson was really like a Thompson 😅😅
In close range
His name is Thomson...back to school you go.
Many other bowlers have crossed 155 kmph and he mentioned 153kmph (anrich nortje,umran malik,lockie ferguson)
Top 10 unplayable deliveries too. Great video. Thanks👍
Really lol, I have seen Micheal Holding and Wasim Akram even Curtly Ambrose and Dennis Lilee deliver better balls
Mohammed Sami bowled 98+ miles per hour.
Shoaib is the man.
Pity his team couldn't catch a cold.