Over the years, we have seen quite a number of bowlers terrorising the batsmen with their sheer pace. From Jeff Thompson, Malcolm Marshall, Alan Donald, Shoaib Akhtar, Shaun Tait to Mitchell Starc, the game of cricket has never quite felt the lack of extreme pacers. The aforementioned bowlers along with quite a number of others made batsmen dance to their tunes. From toe-crushing yorkers to deadly bouncers, these fast-bowlers rarely give the batsmen any time to relax.
So through this articles, we take a look at top of the fastest deliveries bowled in international cricket.
10. 155.7 kmph Dale Steyn (South Africa ) and Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Two of the modern day greats, South Africa’s Dale Steyn and Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga jointly hold the record of bowling the tenth fastest delivery in the game. Steyn, who is South Africa’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, bowled the 155.7 kmph delivery against New Zealand.
On the other hand, Malinga, who recently steered Mumbai Indians to the IPL title and is known for his slinging action, bowled the delivery against New Zealand too in a 2011 World Cup match in Mumbai.