Greatest Fast Bowlers of the World

Greatest fast bowlers of the world

Cricket is very popular game all over the world. Cricketers are known as bowlers / batsmen or all-rounders (who is good in both bowling and bating). Here we will discuss some of the best fast bowlers of the world.

Wasim Akram

Pakistani people have craze of cricket due to fast bowlers like him. Wasim Akram was very intelligent fast bowler and one of the greatest fast bowler of the world he belongs to Pakistan and played many years for his country. He served as a captain of Pakistani cricket team and during his captaincy Pakistan reached in the final of 1999 world cup. He took 414 wickets in test matches and took 502 wickets in one day international matches. His name was included in ICC Hall of Fame in September 2009.

 Dennis Lillie

He was Australian fast bowler. Dennis took 355 wickets in 70 test matches. Lillie also took 113 wickets in one day international matches. His name was included in ICC Hall of Fame in December 2009. Richard Hadlee

Richard Hadlee was fast bowler from New Zealand and also he was good in bating. He was very cool and calm person. He took 431 wickets in 86 test matches and took 158 wickets in 115 one day international matches. His name was included in ICC Hall of Fame in April 2009.  

Malcolm Marshall

Malcolm Marshal was very popular bowler from West Indies. He was popular for his short height and swing. Marshal took 157 wickets in 136 one day international matches and took 376 wickets in 81 test matches. Malcolm Marshal was died in 1999 due to cancer. He was one of best fast bowlers of the world.Glenn McGrath

He was one of the finest bowlers of all time from Australia. If you consider the line and length then McGrath was all the time best bowler in history of cricket. He took 563 test wickets in only 124 matches. McGrath took 381 ODI wickets in 250 ODI matches. Glenn McGrath was very economical bowler. He does not allow batsmen to score freely. It was very difficult to hit four and sixes to Glenn McGrath. His name was included in ICC Hall of Fame in December 2012. He was one of the greatest fast bowler of the world. Curtly Ambrose

Curtly Ambrose is one of the tallest cricketers of all time. He was 6 feet 7 inches tall and he could release the ball from the height of 10feet. He took 225 wickets in his 176 one day international matches and took 405 wickets in just 98 test matches. Ambrose was popular for his lethal pace, bounce, and swing. Curtly took 7 wickets for only 1 run against Australia in one match. Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis was also known as Burewala Express. He has the best strike rate of any bowler who took over 200 wickets in test matches. Waqar took almost 800 total international wickets with an average of under 24 in both formats (Tests and ODIs). He took 416 wickets in one day internationally and 373 test cricket. He was one of the greatest fast bowler of all time in cricket history. His name was included in ICC Hall of Fame in December 2013. The duo of Wasim and Waqar commonly known as “two Ws” . He also served as a captain of Pakistan Cricket Team and after retirement he was appointed coach of Pakistan Cricket Team. Shoib Akhtar

He is former Pakistani fast bowler. Shoib was the fastest bowler in the history of cricket as he bowled the fastest delivery of 161.3km/h. Akhtar is popular for his aggressive behavior. He played 46 test matches and took 178 wickets with the average of 25.69, in ODI he took 247 wickets in just 163 matches with the average of 24.97. Shoib played only 15 T20 and took 19 wickets with average of 22.73. His carrier was full of different scandals and he had very bad relationship with Pakistan Cricket Board otherwise his stats would by been extremely different. He was one of the greatest fast bowlers of the world

Dale Steyn

He is from South Africa. Out of all the bowlers that I mentioned today, Dale Steyn is the only one currently playing cricket. He took 417 test wickets in just 85 matches and took 180 wickets in 116 one day matches and he is still going. Currently he is one of the greatest fast bowlers of the world.

 

Written by Our Writer Usman Waheed Abbasi

 

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