List of the Fastest balls bowled in IPL 2015

Mohit Camma / 07 May 2015

Bowling has always been tough in the shortest format of the game where batsmen are looking to do just one thing and that is ‘hit the ball out of the park’. This is a format where bats are lethal weapons for a batsman and even the miss hits from bats carry the ball over the boundary.

In such a situation all that a bowler can do is try to escape by innovating and coming up with a set of deliveries that take the batsmen by surprise. Few deliveries that pace bowlers have come up with include slower ball, slower bouncer, quicker ball, wide outside the off stump and many more. Change of pace has been the trick for many bowlers. While slower ball is used, sometimes a quicker ball can be deceiving and one of the best attributes.

In today’s stat, we bring to you a list of Top-10 Fastest deliveries bowled in IPL 2015 –

Player

Team

Speed (km/h)

Mitchell Johnson

KXIP

151.11

Mitchell Johnson

KXIP

150.46

Varun Aaron

RCB

150.24

Varun Aaron

RCB

149.89

Varun Aaron

RCB

149.76

Mitchell Johnson

KXIP

149.66

Varun Aaron

RCB

149.60

Dele Steyn

SRH

149.58

Mitchell Johnson

KXIP

149.34

Mitchell Johnson

KXIP

149.18

Stat updated till 6 May, 2015

Mitchell Johnson with the speed of 151.11 km/h has bowled the fastest delivery this IPL. He has been one of the quickest bowlers this season. Though he hasn’t been among the wickets, his pace has definitely troubled the batsmen from the opposition.

Second place is also held by Johnson for a speed of 150.46. Then we have the lone Indian in the list in the form of Varun Aaron. Only thrice have the bowlers clocked the speed of over 150 in IPL 2015 and the third instance was by Aaron who bowled at the speed of 150.24.

While Johnson makes it to the Top-10 list 5 times, Varun Aaron’s name has been list for 4 times and lone third bowler is Dale Steyn, he has been one of the fastest bowler in IPL but this season Steyn hasn’t been in the great form that he is usually known for.

Apart from these 3, Umesh Yadav and Mitchell Starc from KKR and RCB respectively have bowled quickly, but Starc has just returned from an injury and that is probably one reason why he hasn’t yet unleashed his complete pace.

Do you think any other bowler could bowl a delivery quicker that 151.11, if yes then who. Share your views with you and keep yourself updated with more such exciting stats only on SPORTZWIKI.COM.

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