Shoaib Akhtar may be a retired Pakistan cricketer but his name still pops up if we take a look at the record for the fastest ball in international cricket. In a match against England during ODI World Cup 2003, Shoaib Akhtar bowled the fastest-ever delivery that read 161.3 km/hr.
There have been many speedsters in international cricket since that time but no one has managed to surpass Shoaib Akhtar’s record. However, there are some pacers who have the ability to break this record. Here we talk about 5 players who can break Shoaib Akhtar’s record for the fastest ball in international cricket.
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5 Players Who Can Break Shoaib Akhtar’s Record Of Fastest Ball In International Cricket
5. Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje is a South African pacer who is known for touching 150 kph speed regularly. He has the ability to break Shoaib Akhtar’s record for the fastest delivery. His fastest-ever delivery so far reads 156.22 kph, which he bowled in IPL. The right-arm pacer has played 16 ODIs and 29 T20Is so far for South Africa in which he accounts for 28 and 35 wickets respectively.