After IPL 2021 auction, Indian cricket fans are excited for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League which is slated to be held in April 2021. IPL 2021 will be conducted in India, unlike the last edition which was held in the UAE. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament could not be played in India and fans were not allowed in the stadium. However, the situation has changed and now IPL 2021 tournament will witness the craze of fans inside and outside the stadium.
Pace bowlers have been a leading factor for teams in the Indian Premier Leagues. Every IPL franchisee has at least one pace bowler in their squad who is considered a big asset for the team. Pacers have also been major contenders for the purple cap- an award given to the player with most wickets in an IPL tournament.
The fastest delivery ever record in the Indian Premier League was bowled by Anrich Nortje during last season. The South African speedster bowled a delivery at a speed of 156.22 km/hr, breaking all the earlier records of the fastest delivery. With the stakes in IPL tournaments going higher and higher every season, this record can also be broken in IPL 2021.
Here we look at five bowlers who can break the record of the fastest delivery in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Bowlers Who Can Break The Record Of The Fastest Delivery
Since Anrich Nortje holds the record of the fastest delivery in Indian Premier League, he is the top contender to win the award. The Delhi Capitals’ pacer can break his own record in IPL 2021 for the fastest delivery. Last season, all the top four fastest deliveries were bowled by Anrich Nortje, which were in the range of 154-156 km/hr. Therefore, he is expected to go even faster in IPL 2021.