Batters win you matches, bowlers win you tournaments. Pace bowling has been an integral part of cricket since the very beginning. Lethal, speedy bowlers have always been a threat to the batsmen. From the ages of Walsh, Ambrose, Lille, etc, to the best era of Akhtar, Wasim, Lee, Bond, etc, to recent times Starc, Bumrah, Wood, Lockie, and Cummins, etc, many fast bowlers have embraced the field of cricket. Well, Sportsnile is here to present you the list of Top 10 Fastest Bowler in the World Cricket Right Now in 2023. Also, check out the Top 10 Best Pace Bowlers At Present. Top 10 Best Wicket-Keepers in the World in 2023.
Top 10 Fastest Bowler in the World Right Now
|Player Name (Country)||Top Speed||For (Team)||Match Details|
|Mitchell Starc (Australia)||160.4 Km/hr||Australia||Aus vs NZ at WACA in 2015|
|Anrich Nortje (South Africa)||156.22 Km/hr||Delhi Capitals||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals in IPL|
|Mark Wood (England)||156.1 Km/hr||England||Eng vs NZ in a Test Match|
|Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)||154.9 km/hr||New Zealand||NZ vs Ban at Napier in 2019|
|Jofra Archer (England)||154.65 Km/hr||England||Eng vs NZ in an Ashes Test|
|Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)||154.23 Km/hr||Delhi Daredevils||In an IPL Match in 2019|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)||154.2 Km/hr||Pakistan||Pak vs SA in a Test Match|
|Haris Rauf (Pakistan)||154 Km/hr||Lahore Qalandars||Lahore vs Multan in a PSL Match|
|Adam Milne (New Zealand)||153.28 Km/hr||New Zealand||NZ vs WI in a T20I Match|
|Jasprit Bumrah (India)||153.26 Km/hr||India||Ind vs Aus at Adelaide in 2018|
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One of the most lethal fast bowlers in the world, Jasprit Bumrah is not only fast but also delivers balls at the right line & length. He is one of the most decorated fast bowlers of the generation and is possibly the most accurate & greatest pacer produced by India. Bumrah delivered his fastest-ever delivery in a test match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval when he clocked 153.26 kph.
Milne is a bowler with a relaxed and natural movement. He bowls pretty fast deliveries and is one of the top 10 fastest bowlers at the moment. However, the Kiwi is quite injury-prone and hence finds things difficult to get settled in the Blackcaps lineup. Milne’s fastest delivery came in a T20I against West Indies when he delivered at 153.28 kph.
A guy who had little to no first-class cricket experience when he emerged at the top level. But he is a top gun with the ball in hand. Rauf can continuously deliver thunderous deliveries and is very useful against batters who struggle in front of raw pace. Rauf bowled a 154 kph delivery for Lahore Qalandars against Multan Sultan’s Kieron Pollard. The ball uprooted the Caribbean star’s stump and clocked at 154 kilos per hour.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Another Pakistani to feature in this list. The country’s premium pacer, Shaheen has almost similar speed compared to Rauf but with even more perfect pitching ability. The left-arm fast bowler had his fastest delivery bowled against South Africa’s Rassie Van Der Dussen in a test match as it went to the Protea batter at a speed of 154.2 kph.
KG is the backbone of the Protea bowling lineup and has been one of the best pacers of the last few years. He loves to bowl balls at higher speed. The right-arm fast produced his best-ever pace in an IPL match while playing for Delhi. The delivery was metered at 154.23 kph during the IPL 2019 campaign.
A pace-bowling sensation for England who might have had an injury-affected career but he has been the woe of the batters throughout his international career. The Caribbean Island-born pacer who plays county cricket for Sussex has been a highly demanded pacer in different Franchise leagues around the globe. The man who bowled the 2019 CWC Final Super Over for the winning side England, bowled his fastest delivery during the 2019 Ashes series when his delivery against Smith was estimated at 154.64 kph.
This guy can almost regularly click the 150 kph zone and has been the Go to fast option for the Kiwis in recent years. Milne went down with the injury and he grabbed those opportunities and took over the duty of throwing thunderbolts. His most speedy delivery clicked almost 155 (154.9 kph) against the BD Tigers at Napier.
This guy is perhaps the man with the smallest running among all the current fastest bowlers in the world. Even with not much a bigger run-up, he can generate high 140s to mid 150s consistently. Wood is also the fastest-ever bowler produced by England. His deliveries often cross the 150 kph mark but the fastest one came against the Kiwis when it was metered at 156.1 kph!
Up next, comes Anrich Nortje, who is South Africa’s fastest. Nortje can deliver thunderous bowls consistently while he is also good at mixing things up. The Protea pacer threw his most speedy delivery against Rajasthan Royals while appearing for Delhi Capitals. It was measured at 156.22 kph.
Who is the fast bowler in the world 2023?
We’ve got 9 names out of 10. Then who is the fastest bowler in the world right now? Probably you can guess the name if you are a regular follower of cricket. Can’t you?
It’s none other than the Great Mitchell Starc! The Aussie speedster is the man for the big occasions. The left-arm pacer from New South Wales was the Player of the Tournament of the 2015 CWC claiming the highest number of wickets in both the 2015 and 2019 CWCs while also being the 3rd highest wicket-taker back in the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup. Starc delivered a record-breaking 160.4 kph delivery against New Zealand’s Ross Taylor at the WACA in 2015. No doubt, Starc is the fastest bowler in the world in 2023.
Who is the fastest bowler in human history?
Shoaib Akhtar is the fastest bowler in cricket history. The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ bowled the fastest ball ever recorded at 161.3 km/h (100.23 mph). It was during a 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup Game against England.
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