Top 10 fastest deliveries ever bowled in international cricket: Fast bowling is an exciting sight to watch. The bowler running in at top speed, taking that perfect jump and letting that red/white ball go at speed of light towards the batsman who has less than a second to decide what shot to play and how to avoid getting hurt.
There have been many quick bowlers like Fred Spoforth, Fred Trueman, Wayne Daniel, Sir Wes Hall, Albert Trott but they were before the speeds of their deliveries could be measured. Nowadays in modern cricket, the speeds of the balls can be easily measured and we can find out who is/was the fastest bowler in modern times.
Here is the list of Top 10 fastest deliveries ever bowled in international cricket:
10. 155.7 kmph Dale Steyn (South Africa ) and Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Dale Steyn is currently the fastest and best fast bowler in the world. He has the gifts of speed, swing and accuracy which he uses to terrorise every batsmen in the world.
His fastest delivery is 155.7 kmph bowled against New Zealand.
Lasith Malinga or Slinga Malinga gets his speed from his slingy action which sends the ball at very high-speed with swing. He is known to have a great slower ball as well and an excellent inswinging yorker to boot for.
His fastest delivery of 155.7 kmph was bowled against New Zealand in a 2011 World Cup match in Mumbai.