We have already compiled a list of “Top 10 Fastest Bowler in Cricket History“. that was the all time list, here i am going to make the list of “Current Fastest Bowlers”. Shoaib Akhtar, Brett Lee and Shaun Tait are retired from International Cricket, so these 3 will excluded from this list.
Muhammad Sami (who is 8th in all time list) also not listed below, though he is not retired yet but he will never play for pakistan. Fidel Edwards is listed as the fastest, although he didn’t secured has place in the team yet, but still has the ability to comeback in international cricket. here is the complete list, let’s began:
- Mitchell Starc – fastest ball -160.4 kph
- Fidel Edwards – Fastest Ball – 157.7 kph
- Mitchell Johnson – Fastest Ball – 156.8 kph
- Dale Steyn – Fastest Ball – 155.7 kph
- Lasith Malinga – Fastest Ball – 155.7 kph
- Wahab Riaz – Fastest Ball – 154.5 kph
- Adam Milne – Fastest Ball – 153.2 kph
- Kemar Roach – Fastest Ball – 152.7 kph
- Varun Aaron – Fastest Ball – 152.5 kph
- Morne Morkel – Fastest Ball – 152 kph
- Steven Finn – Fastest Ball – 151.9 kph
- Umesh Yadav – Fastest Ball – 151.8 kph
- Peter Siddle – Fastest Ball – 151 kph
- Mohammed Irfan – Fastest Ball – 150.6 kph
Mitchell Starc – fastest ball -160.4 kph
Next on Current Fastest Bowlers, Mitchell Aaron Starc Tall Australian Fast Bowlers. he is one of most dangerous fast bowler in the world. with combination of height swing and accuracy he can destroy any batting line. in world cup 2015 he became one of highest wicket taker. his fastest ball was recorded 160.4kph against New Zealand on day 3 of second test on perth.
Fidel Edwards – Fastest Ball – 157.7 kph
Next on Current Fastest Bowlers, Although his place in west indian team is not permanent. But arguably the fastest bowler in current cricket. He played 50 ODI’s and 55 Test for his National side. His fastest delivery is 157.7 kph Came against South Africa in 2003.
Mitchell Johnson – Fastest Ball – 156.8 kph
Australian hero of Ashes series of 2013/14: the Mustaches Man Mitchell Johnson became the 2nd fastest bowler in current cricket arena, and also became the 7th all time fastest in cricket history. he bowled a ball with speed of 156.8 1n 4th Ashes Test, Day 3 at MCG 2013.
Dale Steyn – Fastest Ball – 155.7 kph
One of the Best Fast Bowler in history of cricket, probably the best and also the 3rd fastest bowler in current cricket. speed wise, he is just behind Australian premium fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and West Indian Fidel Edwards. Steyn is also the 10th in all time fastest bowlers list.
Lasith Malinga – Fastest Ball – 155.7 kph
Specialist of one day in T20 cricket, Malinga in most dangerous bowler especially in the death overs. He is the 4th fastest bowler in current cricket, his fastest ball is 155.7 kph, equal to dale steyn.
Wahab Riaz – Fastest Ball – 154.5 kph
Wahab Riaz is the Latest inclusion in the list. he bowled 154.5 kmph ball against India in Group Match of ICC ODI Cricket World Cup. Wahab Riaz has bowled his Fastest Ball in 49th over of the innings. he just gives 4 runs in that over.
Adam Milne – Fastest Ball – 153.2 kph
Milne is the Rising Start of New Zealand cricket team. He showed his talent of fast bowling against india in recent series. Adam Milne clocked 153 kph in a T20 match against west indies (video). Milne has the ability to bowl 150 kph consistently. In future he has the potential to become the fastest bowler of the world. If we look at consistency, than he is the one who can bowel with a lot of pace in regular basis.
Kemar Roach – Fastest Ball – 152.7 kph
West India fast bowler who can generate serious pace in his bowling. Roach has the ability to bowl 145 kph consistently. His fastest ball was 152.7 kph, that was enough to make him 6th Current Fastest Bowlers.
Varun Aaron – Fastest Ball – 152.5 kph
Young Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron is the latest entry in this list with a 152.5 kph ball. he bowled his career fastest (in-fact Fastest in history of indian cricket) ball against Sri Lanka in 1st ODI at Cuttack 2 November 2014. Now he is the 7th Fastest Bowler in the World Currently.
Morne Morkel – Fastest Ball – 152 kph
Lanki right arm fast bowler from south africa, who is the one of tallest fast bowler of all time. Morkal has bowled a ball with speed of 172 kph once, though that was mistake by speed measuring device. His legal fastest ball was 152 kph.
Steven Finn – Fastest Ball – 151.9 kph
Another tall fellow in the list. Finn is the 9th fastest in current cricket. He has the ability to bowl over 145 kph deliveries on consistent basis. His fastest ball was 151.9.
Umesh Yadav – Fastest Ball – 151.8 kph
Umesh Yadav is an upcoming Indian Speed Star. he is 10th Fastest Bowler in Current Cricket Scenario with 151.8 kph ball. he bowled his fastest ever ball against sri lanka. you can watch that delivery on youtube.com.
Peter Siddle – Fastest Ball – 151 kph
Important member of Australian pace battery. Siddle is the 11th in our list. He can bowl 145 kph ball every time. His fastest ball recorded 151 kph.
Mohammed Irfan – Fastest Ball – 150.6 kph
All time tallest cricket player Muhammad Irfan proved himself much batter bowler after his comeback in pakistan team. Now he can generate a lot of pace. His fastest ball was 150.6 kph.
so who is your favorite among these Current Fastest Bowlers?