Top 5 fastest Indian bowlers in history

    The Indian Premier League apart from being the most popular T20 league has also gifted spectacular bowlers to the game. The recent addition to this list is pacer Umran Malik who has exceeded everyone’s expectations.

    In this article, we will discuss the top 5 fastest Indian bowlers in history:

    Javagal Srinath

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    The veteran Indian pacer clocked 149.6kph and became the second-fastest bowler in the 1999 World Cup after Shoaib Akhtar. As per reports, Srinath could breach the 157 kph-mark during India’s tour to South Africa in 1996 but the speed guns ensure that the number isn’t part of the official list.

    Irfan Pathan

    Irfan Pathan

    Irfan is a left-arm swing bowler who troubled batters with his accuracy and sent down a 153.7kph delivery during the 2007 T20 World Cup, which is unofficially the second-fastest ball by an Indian in International cricket.

    Jasprit Bumrah

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    After Irfan Pathan, Jasprit Bumrah is next on the list, his delivery clocked 253.26kph during the first Test match against Australia in 2018. He also was the highest wicket-taker in the series, with 21 wickets that helped the team win their first series against Australia.

    Mohammad Shami

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    Mohammed Shami had recorded 153.3kph during the third Test match against Australia in Melbourne in 2015. He scalped 15 wickets in the series which was the fastest from India.

    Navdeep Saini

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    Navdeep Saini recorded a delivery of 152.85kph in 2019 of IPL which was the fastest by an Indian until it was broken by Umran Malik in 2022. Ishant Sharma’s delivery was about 152.6kph ball against Australia in the CB series in 2008.

    Umesh Yadav bowled at a speed of 152.5kph against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.

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