International cricket at the moment is blessed with a plethora of precocious fast bowling talents.
Almost every team in the world is blessed with quality fast bowlers. While India boasts of the likes of Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Australia are blessed with Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Michael Nesser.
England has Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, and of course, James Anderson at their disposal while South Africa has the trio of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungisani Ngidi.
New Zealand boasts of an all-round attack with the likes of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson at their disposal while Pakistan with Shaheen Shah Afridi and the West Indies with Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder, Jayden Seales in their ranks, aren’t behind either.
And, the best thing is that most of the aforementioned names are in their 20s and have a long career ahead of them.
On that note, here’s a look at 5 best fast bowlers in world cricket under the age of 30.
Kagiso Rabada is one of the best all-format fast bowlers of the modern era. Rabada is an epitome of a quintessential fast bowler: tall, rapid, and mighty aggressive.
And, the best part about him is the manner in which he adapts himself as per the demands of a specific format.
Having made his debut in 2015, Rabada quickly established himself as the leader of the South African attack.
Rabada is just 26-year-old. And within a span of just 6 years, he has already accumulated a total of 358 wickets- Tests- 208, ODIs- 119, T20Is- 31- across formats in 149 matches.
Fair to say, the sky’s the limit for the champion fast bowler.