Here’s the list of the top 10 fastest bowlers of all time.
1. Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan speedster is also known as “Rawalpindi Express”. He is the fastest bowler in the history of cricket. He holds the record for fastest delivery of 161.3 km/h against England at the 2003 World Cup. Shoaib had picked 178 test wickets and 247 ODI wickets in his career.
2. Brett Lee
Former Australian pacer Brett Lee has taken 310 Test wickets along with 280 one-day International wickets. Brett Lee had contributed Australian in clinching the 2003 and 2007 ICC World Cup titles. His fastest delivery of 161.1 km/h was against New Zealand in 2005.
3. Shaun Tait
Former Australian pacer Shaun tait has bowled the fastest delivery of 161.1km/h in International his career which came against England. He took 62 ODI wickets from 2005 to 2016.
4. Jeff Thomson
Former Australian bowler Jeff Thomson had bowled his fastest delivery of 160.6 km/h in his career. He has taken 200 Test wickets and 55 ODIs wickets. The Australian Cricket Board added Jeff Thomson into their Hall of Fame in 2016.
5. Mitchell Starc
Current Australian speedster Mitchell Starc has bowled fast delivery 160.4 km/h in his career. He helped Australia to lift the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Till now, he has picked 244 test wickets, 178 ODI wickets and 43 T20I wickets.
6. Andy Roberts
Former West Indies pacer had taken seven wickets in an innings on two occasions. Also picked 202 Test wickets and 87 ODI wickets. His fast delivery of 159.5km/h is still in the minds of many cricket fans.
7. Fidel Edwards
Former West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards had taken 165 Tests wickets and 60 ODI wickets in his career. His fastest delivery of 157.7km/h was bowled against South Africa in 2003.
8. Mitchell Johnson
Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson bowled his fastest delivery of 156.8km/h against England in 2003. He has taken 313 Tests wickets and 239 ODIs wickets and 38 T20I wickets.
9. Mohammad Shami
Current Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami bowled his fastest delivery of 156.4km/h against Zimbabwe in 2003. He has taken a hat-trick in Test cricket. Till now he has taken 85 Test wickets, 121 ODI wickets and 21 T20I wickets.
10. Shane Bond
Former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond has bowled his fastest delivery of 156.4km/h during the 2003 World Cup. He has taken 87 Test wickets, 147 ODI wickets and 25 T20I wickets.