Shoaib Akhtar
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Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar still owns the record of fastest delivery in international cricket, even after more than 18 years of his historical delivery. During ODI World Cup 2003, the right-arm pacer bowled a speed gunner against England, which clocked 161.3 km/hr. Post the event, many fast bowlers have dominated international cricket, however, no one has so far managed to break Shoaib Akhtar’s record.

Pace bowling is a big aspect of any team in the game of cricket. Pacers often give a good start to the team with their bowling attack, and sometimes also bag a breakthrough for the team when required. In the current era, there are many pace bowlers who are widely known for their deadly pace attack, and hence, they might bowl the fastest-ever delivery in international cricket in the future. Here we talk about 5 current fast bowlers who can break Shoaib Akhtar’s record of the fastest ball.

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5 Current Fast Bowlers Who Can Break Shoaib Akhtar’s Record Of Fastest Ball In International Cricket

5. Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer
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Jofra Archer is the first fast bowler who has the ability to break Shoaib Akhtar’s record. England pacer Archer, who has been out of the field since March this year due to an elbow injury, is one of the deadly pacers in international cricket currently. The right-arm pacer has often bowled balls crossing 150 kph. His fastest ever delivery is 153.62 kph.

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