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| On May 6, 2022 3:56 PM IST

Shaun Tait Fastest Ball in IPL: Check out all-time IPL record for bowling speed


Ever since the emergence of Umran Malik, people have yet again started to keep an eye on the speedometers. The young gun from Kashmir is breaking all the fast bowling records this season with his brute pace. He has already bagged the swiggy fastest delivery of the match award 10 times, this season. And has even surpassed Lockie Ferguson for the fastest delivery of the season. But there is still one fast-bowling record, that Umran hasn’t conquered yet. The record for the fastest delivery ever in the history of the IPL. That still lies in the hand of former Australian pacer Shaun Tait. When did he achieve it? At what speed did he bowl? Can Umran break that record? Let’s find answers to all these hot questions.

Fastest ball ever in the history of the IPL

The discussions regarding the fastest delivery in the history of the IPL started on Thursday night when Umran malik clocked a whopping 156.9 Kmph against DC in the last over of the match. Many thought that was the fastest ball ever bowled in the IPL. But that’s not the case. That record still lies with Shaun Tait. He who played for Rajasthan Royals from 2010 to 2013, clocked 157.71 kmph against Delhi Daredevils. The batter who was at the receiving end of that ball was his dear friend Aaron Finch. Umran’s ball was the second-fastest ever and coincidently it also came against Delhi (Delhi Capitals). Third on the list in DC’s Anrich Nortje. He clocked 156.22 last season.

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Sr. No. Player Delivery speed Team
1 Shaun Tait 157.71 kmph Rajasthan Royals
2 Umran Malik 156.90 kmph Sunrisers Hyderabad
3 Anrich Nortje 156.22 kmph Delhi Capitals
4 Umran Malik 155.60 kmph Sunrisers Hyderabad
5 Anrich Nortje 155.20 kmph Delhi Capitals

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The Wild Thing

Fondly known as ‘The Wild Thing’, Shaun Tait is one of the fastest bowlers world cricket has ever seen. He has crossed the 160 kmph mark more than once in the international circuit. And is just below Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee in the list of the fastest ball bowled ever in the history of the game. His opening over in the 2010 T20 against Pakistan is still considered the fastest over ever in terms of the total bowling speed.

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Midhun M Menon

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards and beyond.