A no-ball is not a legitimate delivery. The bowler and the fielding team can have to face heavy consequences of it. For instance, everyone would remember the T20 World Cup 2016 semi-final between India and West Indies where Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin’s no ball delivery costed defeat to India.
Do you know the highest number of no-ball bowled in a Test match? It’s 103. During the match between West Indies and Pakistan in 1977, 103 no balls were registered and it’s a world record. But here, we have named the seven rarest bowlers who have never bowled a no-ball in their career.
Seven Bowlers Who Never Bowled A No-Ball In Their Career
Former England cricketer Ian Both is one of the greatest allrounders of cricket history. He was an aggressive right-handed batsman and, as a right-arm fast-medium bowler, was noted for his swing bowling.
In his affluent career, he played 102 Tests and 116 ODIs and picked 383 and 145 wickets respectively. Notably, he recorded the rarest record of never bowling no-ball in his career.
The former England captain led his team to several astonishing victories, including Ashes Test series win. Sometimes he single-handedly took off the pressure from the team with his dominating batting and bowling. Ian retired from the game in the summer of 1992.