The fastest delivery ever recorded in cricket

#10 Shane Bond

fastest delivery

Fastest ball: 156.4 kmph —Bond’s fastest delivery was 156.4 kmph during the World Cup in 20o3.

Full nameShane Edward Bond
National sideNew Zealand (2001–2010)
Test debut (cap 216)22 November 2001 v Australia
Last Test24 November 2009 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 124)11 January 2002 v Australia
Last ODI13 March 2010 v Australia
ODI shirt no.27
T20I debut (cap 13)21 October 2005 v South Africa
Last T20I10 May 2010 v England
CompetitionTestODIT20I
Matches188220
Balls bowled33724295465
Wickets8714725
Bowling average22.0920.8821.72
5 wickets in innings540
10 wickets in a match1n/an/a
Best bowling6/516/193/18
Catches/stumpings8/–15/–4/–

#9 Mohammad Sami

fastest delivery

Fastest ball: 156.4 kmph — His fastest delivery, 156.4 kmph was against Zimbabwe in April 2o03.

Full nameMohammad Abdul Sami
National sidePakistan (2001–present)
Test debut (cap 167)8 March 2001 v New Zealand
Last Test8 July 2012 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 137)8 April 2001 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI29 May 2015 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no.7
T20I debut (cap 37)1 May 2010 v Bangladesh
Last T20I25 March 2016 v Australia
CompetitionTestODIT20I
Matches368713
Balls bowled7,4994,284276
Wickets8512121
Bowling average52.7427.4818.42
5 wickets in innings210
10 wickets in a match000
Best bowling5/365/103/16
Catches/stumpings7/019/03/0

#8 Mitchell Johnson

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Fastest ball: 156.8 kmph —His fastest delivery was clocked at 156.8 kmph against England in December 2013 at MCG.

Full nameMitchell Guy Johnson
National sideAustralia (2005–2015)
Test debut (cap 398)8 November 2007 v Sri Lanka
Last Test17 November 2015 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 156)10 December 2005 v New Zealand
Last ODI29 March 2015 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.25
T20I debut (cap 24)12 September 2007 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I31 August 2013 v England
CompetitionTestODI
Matches73153
Balls bowled16,0017,489
Wickets313239
Bowling average28.4025.26
5 wickets in innings123
10 wickets in a match3n/a
Best bowling8/616/31
Catches/stumpings27/–35/–

#7 Fidel Edwards

fastest delivery

Fastest ball: 157.7 kmph–His fastest delivery of 157.7 kmph came against South Africa in 2003.

Full Name Fidel Henderson Edwards
National sideWest Indies (2003–present)
Test debut (cap 253)27 June 2003 v Sri Lanka
Last Test21 November 2012 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 119)29 November 2003 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI26 May 2009 v England
T20I debut (cap 19)11 September 2007 v South Africa
Last T20I29 September 2012 v Sri Lanka
CompetitionTestODI
Matches5550
Balls bowled9,6022,138
Wickets16560
Bowling average37.8730.20
5 wickets in innings122
10 wickets in a match0n/a
Best bowling7/876/22
Catches/stumpings10/–4/–

#6 Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts

Fastest ball: 159.5 kmph–His fastest delivery was 159.5 kph against Australia in Perth 1975.

Full nameAnderson Montgomery Everton Roberts
National sideWest Indies
Test debut (cap 149)6 March 1974 v England
Last Test24 December 1983 v India
ODI debut (cap 15)7 June 1975 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI7 December 1983 v India
CompetitionTestODI
Matches4756
Balls bowled11,1353,123
Wickets20287
Bowling average25.6120.35
5 wickets in innings111
10 wickets in a match20
Best bowling7/545/22
Catches/stumpings9/–6/–

#5 Mitchell Starc

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Fastest ball: 160.4 kmph– Coming into this list, courtesy of a thunderbolt against New Zealand in the second Test at the WACA is Mitchell Starc.

Full nameMitchell Aaron Starc
National sideAustralia (2010–present)
Test debut (cap 425)1 December 2011 v New Zealand
Last Test26 December 2018 v India
ODI debut (cap 185)20 October 2010 v India
Last ODI11 November 2018 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.56
T20I debut (cap 59)7 September 2012 v Pakistan
Last T20I25 November 2018 v India
T20I shirt no.56
CompetitionTestODIT20I
Matches477523
Balls bowled98453761525
Wickets19614531
Bowling average28.2221.4419.09
5 wickets in innings950
10 wickets in a match1n/an/a
Best bowling6/506/283/11
Catches/stumpings23/–19/–6/–

#4 Jeff Thomson

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Fastest ball: 160.6 kmph— Thomson recorded 160.6 kmph against West Indies in Perth 1975.

Full nameJeffery Robert Thomson
National sideAustralia
Test debut (cap 262)29 December 1972 v Pakistan
Last Test20 August 1985 v England
ODI debut (cap 28)1 January 1975 v England
Last ODI3 June 1985 v England
CompetitionTestsODI
Matches5150
Balls bowled105352696
Wickets20055
Bowling average28.0035.30
5 wickets in innings80
10 wickets in a match0n/a
Best bowling6/464/67
Catches/stumpings20/–9/–

#3 Shaun Tait

Fastest ball: 161.1 kmph–Tait bowled his fastest delivery of 161.1 kmph against England.

Full nameShaun William Tait
National sideAustralia (2005–2016)
Test debut (cap 392)25 August 2005 v England
Last Test16 January 2008 v India
ODI debut (cap 162)2 February 2007 v England
Last ODI24 March 2011 v India
ODI shirt no.32 (2007-2011)
85 (2016)
CompetitionTestODI
Matches335
Balls bowled4141,688
Wickets562
Bowling average60.4023.56
5 wickets in innings00
10 wickets in a match0n/a
Best bowling3/974/39
Catches/stumpings1/–8/–


#2 Brett Lee

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Fastest ball: 161.2–Lee’s fastest delivery was 161.2 kmph against West Indies at Brisbane in 20o3.

Full nameBrett Lee
National sideAustralia (1999–2010)
Test debut (cap 383)26 December 1999 v India
Last Test26 December 2008 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 140)9 January 2000 v Pakistan
Last ODI7 July 2012 v England
ODI shirt no.58
T20I debut (cap 7)17 February 2005 v New Zealand
Last T20I30 March 2012 v West Indies
T20I shirt no.58
CompetitionTestODIT20I
Matches7622125
Balls bowled1653111185545
Wickets31038028
Bowling average30.8123.3625.50
5 wickets in innings1090
10 wickets in a match0n/an/a
Best bowling5/305/223/23
Catches/stumpings23/–54/–6/–


#1 Shoaib Akhtar: The fastest delivery ever recorded

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Fastest ball: 161.3 kmph–Shoaib Akhtar, popularly known as ‘Rawalpindi Express’ because of his incredible speed, once recorded 161.3 kmph against England in 20o3 World Cup… 

Full nameShoaib Akhtar
National sidePakistan (1997–2011)
Test debut (cap 150)29 November 1997 v West Indies
Last Test8 December 2007 v India
ODI debut (cap 123)28 March 1998 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI8 March 2011 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.14
T20I debut (cap 9)28 August 2006 v England
Last T20I28 December 2010 v New Zealand
CompetitionTestODIT20I
Matches4616315
Balls bowled8,1437,764318
Wickets17824719
Bowling average25.6924.9722.73
5 wickets in innings1240
10 wickets in a match2n/an/a
Best bowling6/116/163/38
Catches/stumpings12/–20/–2/–



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