6 Greatest Fast Bowlers in Cricket History: No 1 is from Pakistan



Author 2019-09-21 16:44:21

1) Wasim Akram

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He was best known as the king of swing. He had this special ability to swing the ball both side as well. He is still one of the finest bowler in cricket history. He was the best bowler in test and one day match of his time.

There is no doubt that Wasim Akram is the best fast bowler in the World. He could have more number of wickets but unfortunately he was born where there were no fast pitches and he practiced and bowled on slow dead wickets but he proved his worth and became the world's greatest fast bowler.

2) Glenn McGrath

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Glenn McGrath is Australian cricketer and is one of the all-time great fast bowlers who helped the Australia dominate world cricket from 1993 to 2007. He played a prominent role in making the Australian cricket team champions. In his international career he claimed 563 wickets in 124 Test matches at an average of 21.64.

3) Shoaib Akhtar

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Shoaib Akhtar was once the most feared fast bowler in the world and he also delivered the fastest ball (161.3km/h) in the cricket history and secured his place among the all-time best pacers. He played just 46 Test matches for Pakistan from 1997 to 2007 because of his involvement in several controversies during his career and claimed 178 wickets at an average of 25.69.

4) Brett Lee

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Brett Lee was one of the fastest bowlers in cricket during his international career, he retired from international cricket in 2008. The cause of his success was that fact that he maintained consistent pace of around 155km per hour throughout his career. He also has a very good bowling record, In 76 Test matches, Lee took 310 wickets at an average of average 30.81.

5) Javagal Srinath

imgJavagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath was one of finest Indian fast bowlers who helped his country win a number of important matches especially on foreign soils. He is the only Indian fast bowler to have claimed more than 300 ODI wickets. Javagal Srinath spearheaded the Indian bowling attack from 1991 to 2002 and played 67 Tests and claiming 236 wickets at an average of 30.49.

6) Mitchell Johnson

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Mitchell Johnson is perhaps one of the most talented Australian fast bowler in modern times. The left-arm fast bowler had a variety of bowling techniques in his armory. He mixed bounce and pace in such a manner that batsmen often committed mistakes while playing Johnson's delivery. He has a very good record as he just played 73 Tests from 2007 to 2015 but claimed 313 wickets at an average of 28.4.


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