Fast bowling is an art which only a few possess. It requires a tremendous amount of energy and is very injury prone. Bowling quick is also a very difficult task and the bowlers need to undergo a lot to master this art.
While the pace has relatively gone down, bowlers still click 150 kmph mark on a consistent basis. While Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan was the first to breach the 100mph barrier officially, the world cricket has witnessed many lethal fast bowlers.
The current generation bowlers can also bowl at a good pace making things tough for the batsmen across the globe.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the top ten fastest bowlers among the modern-day pacers in international cricket:
10. Pat Cummins – 151 KMPH
In the wake of Australia’s ball-tampering scandal, Pat Cummins became arguably the nation’s shining light in a cricketing sense. He has led the bowling unit with utmost sincerity and currently is one of the best fast bowlers in the business.
Cummins had to sit out for four years after making his debut in 2011 due to a deadly injury. However, once he came back in the scene, Cummins has made the most of the opportunity. His ability to swing the ball at a good pace makes him a rare commodity.
The right-arm fast bowler who consistently clicks 145 kmph bowled his fastest when he touched the 151 kmph mark. Cummins, who is currently the No 1 Test bowler will hope to keep up his form and lead Australia’s attack in the coming years.