The World Cricket has witnessed many bowlers who come with lots of reputation but cant prove their worth. We have seen many Lethal bowlers in the late 80’s and 90’s like the West Indies pace attack, lillee and Thomson for Australia, Waqar and Wasim for Pakistan.
Here is a list of Top 10 Lethal and deadly bowlers of the 21st Century:
10. Chaminda Vaas –
Vaas was a street smart bowler accurate and sharp, swing being his greatest strength. He has the record of taking most wickets in an ODI game. He swings and seams the ball which made him a consistent pacer even on sub continental pitches. He served the Lankan team from 1994 to 2009 being the most penetrative and successful fast bowler.
9. Shaun Tait:
Shaun Tait was one of the lethal fast bowlers the world has ever seen and he was a lot quicker than he looked. However Tait’s body found test workload too tough but he was a brutal bowler in the short format of the game. Tait retired from ODI’s in 2011, following Australia’s exit from the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
8. Shane Bond:
New Zealand fast bowler Shane bond was one of the most lethal bowlers during his time and he features at No 8 in the list of Top 10 Fast Bowlers. He started his career as an express fast bowler and played for his team from 2001 to 2010. Now he is the coach of the Kiwis team.
7. Shaun Pollock:
He possessed stamina and courage in abundance required for a lethal fast bowler. He features at No. 7 in the list of lethal fast bowlers. His brilliant off stump bowling left the batsman clueless while moving the ball at lively pace. He played for the Proteas from 1995 to 2008.
6. Glen Mcgrath:
He was one of the most intelligent bowler having great control and accuracy in his line and length. He was known as the hunter of big fishes like Tendulkar, Lara and Atherton. He was the leader of the pace attack while he played and had a very good record in World Cup’s.
5. Lasith Malinga:
With his slinging action, Lasith Malinga has surprised batsman again and again by bowling those Yorkers consistently. He finds himself at No 5 in the list of lethal bowlers. He bowls with a round arm action which can unsettle batsmen to pick up the ball’s trajectory.
4. Mitchell Johnson:
Mitchell Johnson is Australia’s premier fast bowler and is a nightmare for the opposition. After his comeback, he is considered as one of the best left-arm fast bowlers in the world. He has created fear in the mind of lower middle order batsman.
3. Dale Steyn:
Dale Steyn finds himself at No 4 in the list of lethal fast bowlers. He has the ability to bowl at 150kmph and also at the same time swing the ball pass the batsmen. He is also known for his accuracy and consistency in line and length.
2. Shoaib Akthar:
Former Pakistan right arm fast bowler always created fear in the opposition team. The Rawalpindi express is perhaps the fastest bowler in the history of cricket. On his day he can run through any opposition.
1. Brett Lee:
Australian fast bowler, Brett Lee is regarded as one of the complete fast bowler in the history of cricket. He always caused fear in the opposition. He is the No 1 in the list of lethal fast bowlers. Binga served Australian Cricket from 1998 to 2012 and is perhaps the fastest and the nastiest bowler, the world has seen.
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