Cricket is a very famous & widely played game in the world & bowling is a crucial part of it. There are lots of very famous & fast bowlers in the history of cricket who made their names by their speed. Below we are going to show you a list of top 10 fastest bowlers of the world in the game of cricket. These fastest cricket bowlers can destroy any batting line-up on any kind of pitches and they can also cause damages for batsmen as their bouncers are quick. It was really hard to create a list of top ten fastest bowlers in the world as there are hundreds of names but the cricket bowlers listed below are enough to scare the batsmen.
10. Lasith Malinga
Separamadu Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a specialist fast bowler with a rare round-arm action.His fastest delivery is 155.7 kmph During World Cup 2011 group fixture against New Zealand at Mumbai.
9. Dale Steyn
Dale Willem Steyn is a South African cricketer . His fastest delivery is – 155.7 kmph ODI match during a bilateral series against New Zealand.
8. Shane Bond
Shane Edward Bond New Zealand’s best fast bowler.His fastest delivery is – 156.4 kmph During World Cup 2003.
7. Mohammad Sami
Mohammad Sami is a Pakistani right arm fast bowler. His fastest delivery is – 156.4 kmph ODI match during a tri-series at Sharjah against Zimbabwe in April 2003.
6. Fidel Edwards
Fidel Henderson Edwards is a West Indian pace bowler, His fastest delivery is 157.7 kmph @ Bilateral test series against South Africa in 2003/04.
5. Andy Roberts
Andy Roberts is a former West Indian cricketer. He was an excellent fast bowler, twice taking seven wickets in an innings of a Test match. His fastest delivery is 159.5 kmph against Australia in Perth 1975.
4. Jeffrey Thompson
Jeffrey Robert Thomson is a former Australian cricketer. He was one of the fastest bowlers his fastest delivery is 160.4 kmph against West Indies in Perth 1975.
3. Shaun Tait
Shaun William Tait is a former Australian cricketer, who only plays T20.He is a right arm fast bowler bowled his fastest delivery of 160.7 kmph T20 international in the bilateral series against Pakistan in 2010 at Melbourne.
2. Brett Lee
Brett Lee is an one of the fastest Australian bowlers in world cricket. He bowled his fastest delivery of 160.8 kmph 2005 bilateral series against New Zealand at Napier.
1. Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar is a former Pakistani right arm fast bowler in cricket, who is regarded as the fastest bowler in the world. He set an official world record by achieving the fastest delivery, of 161.3 km/h (100.2 mph) 2003 World Cup fixture against England.