While the bowlers require a good amount of skills to become successful in international cricket, the fastest deliveries provide a big advantage for the bowlers. Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was famous for his furious deliveries, which even hurt many top-class batsmen.
Shoaib Akhtar is holding the record of the fastest delivery in international cricket which was 161.3 kmph (100.23 mph) during the match against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. Though there were a few deliveries in the recognised cricket matches which were clocked more than 161.3 kmph, those were not approved as the record due to some doubts on the accuracy of the speed meter. It is still very tough to beat Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest delivery record.
Here we are talking about the top five bowlers who can break Shoaib Akhtar’s record of the fastest delivery in international cricket
Indian pacer Navdeep Saini has impressed in the early days of his international career. Apart from his impressive bowling skills, Saini is very much consistent to deliver the balls over 150 kmph. In the IPL 2019, the right-arm fast bowler proved this claim in an impressive way. His fastest delivery in the IPL 2019 was clocked around 152.85 kmph.
Saini has played five ODIs and 10 T20Is where the right-arm fast bowler has picked up five and 13 wickets respectively.