Umran Malik fastest ball speed: Umran clocks 156 Kph. Check the 10 fastest balls bowled in International cricket

Updated on: Jan 11, 2023 10:17 am IST

  • Umran Malik fastest ball speed

    Umran Malik fastest ball speed: India’s pace sensation Umran Malik has started his international career on the right. With only a handful of games in his international career, The Jammu-born pacer has got the tag of India’s fastest bowler and he has been eclipsing his own records with relative ease as no other bowler is even closer to his revery fast speed.

    Umran Malik fastest ball speed

    Umran Malik has been clocking a speed of above 150 kmph at will. His fastest delivery was recorded in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on 11th January 2023 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The speedster bowled his 10th delivery of the match at a breathtaking pace of 156 Kmph. This is the second time Umran has bowled over 155 Kmph in International cricket, and one can surely assume that the youngster is on the right course of bowling the fastest delivery in international cricket.

    Umran Malik eyeing Shoaib Akhtar’s record?

    With the steam Umran Malik has been bowling in the early days of his career, it seems like Pakistan’s great Shoaib Akhtar’s record for the fastest recorded delivery could be in jeopardy. Akhtar popularly called the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ holds the world record of bowling the fastest delivery in international cricket.

    Akhtar clocked 161.3 Kmph during the 2023 World Cup game against England. At that time the Rawalpindi Express eclipsed the record of Australia’s veteran speedster Jeffery Thomson who clocked 160.6 Kmph (99.8 Mph) against Clive Lloyd’s West Indies way back in 1975. Take a look at the 10 fastest deliveries ever bowled in international cricket.

    Bowler Country Fastest delivery Year and Opposition
    Shoaib Akhtar Pakistan 161.3 km/hr (100.2 mph) 2003 vs England
    Shaun Tait Australia 161.1 km/hr (100.1 mph) 2010 vs England
    Brett Lee Australia 160.8 km/hr (99.9 mph) 2005 vs New Zealand
    Jeffrey Thomson Australia 160.6 km/hr (99.8 mph) 1975 vs West Indies
    Mitchell Starc Australia 160.4 km/hr (99.7 mph) 2015 vs New Zealand
    Andy Roberts West Indies 159.5 km/hr (99.1 mph) 1975 vs Australia
    Fidel Edwards West Indies 157.7 km/hr (97.9 mph) 2003 vs South Africa
    Mitchell Johnson Australia 156.8 km/hr (97.4 mph) 2013 vs England
    Mohammad Sami Pakistan 156.4 km/hr (97.1 mph) 2003 vs Zimbabwe
    Shane Bond New Zealand 156.4 km/hr (97.1 mph) 2003 vs India

    With age and fitness by his side, Umran Malik is surely one such contender to blemish Akhtar’s record for the fastest delivery ever bowled in international cricket.

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