Which Bowler Has Delivered The Quickest Ball In IPL history? Check Top 5

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has always served as a stage for cricketing talents to exhibit their skills, and amidst the numerous highlights, the sheer pace of certain deliveries by bowlers has captivated fans. The IPL has provided fast bowlers with a platform to demonstrate their prowess, often delivering thunderous balls that leave batsmen astounded. Over the years, several bowlers have unleashed remarkable pace, instilling fear in their opponents.

With emerging talents such as Umran Malik and Mayank Yadav demonstrating their pace abilities, the future of fast bowling in the IPL appears promising. As we reflect on past performances, here are the top-5 fastest deliveries ever bowled in the IPL:

1. Shaun Tait

The fastest delivery ever bowled in an IPL match was delivered by Shaun Tait. In 2011, while playing for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) against the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), he recorded a staggering speed of 157.71 kmph. Renowned as one of the fastest bowlers in cricket history, Tait’s pace prowess was unmatched.

2. Lockie Ferguson

During IPL 2022, Gujarat Titan’s (GT) Lockie Ferguson delivered the fastest ball of the tournament. He achieved this feat by bowling at a blistering speed of 157.3 kmph in the IPL 2022 final match against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), earning him the accolade for the tournament’s fastest delivery.

3. Umran Malik

Umran Malik has emerged as one of India’s premier fast bowlers. Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2022 season, he showcased his pace prowess by unleashing one of the tournament’s quickest deliveries, reaching an impressive speed of 157 kmph. This remarkable feat places him just behind Lockie Ferguson, who recorded a speed of 157.3 kmph, solidifying Malik’s reputation as one of the fastest bowlers in the league.

4. Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje, the South African pacer, garnered attention for his remarkable performances during IPL 2020. Known for consistently bowling above 150 kmph, he impressed spectators with his express pace, which proved challenging for opposing batters. One of his notable deliveries occurred during a match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) when he clocked a delivery at 156.22 kmph to Jos Buttler. Nortje’s delivery stands as the fourth-fastest ball in IPL history.

5. Umran Malik

Once again, Umran Malik features among the IPL’s elite with the fifth-fastest delivery. During IPL 2022, he unleashed a delivery against the Delhi Capitals (DC), reaching a remarkable speed of 156 kmph. Throughout the match, he proved to be a menace for opposing batters with his sheer pace.

LSG’s Mayank Yadav Bowls Fastest Ball Of IPL 2024

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have discovered India’s newest fast bowling sensation in Mayank Yadav, whose express pace has garnered significant attention. Consistently clocking speeds above 150 kmph, the 21-year-old made his IPL debut on March 30 (Saturday) against Punjab Kings (PBKS). He impressed everyone with his performance, finishing with bowling figures of 3/27 and earning the player-of-the-match award in LSG’s 21-run victory.

Mayank Yadav delivered the fastest ball of IPL 2024, reaching an impressive speed of 155.8 kmph, marking it as the third quickest by an Indian in the history of IPL. This remarkable achievement occurred during the 11th over of the PBKS’ innings. Shikhar Dhawan, facing the delivery, was left stunned by Yadav’s raw pace, resulting in the ball being directed to the keeper.

Top 5 Fastest Balls Recorded In IPL 2024

Mayank Yadav – 155.8 kmph
Mayank Yadav – 153.9 kmph
Mayank Yadav – 153.4 kmph
Nandre Burger – 153 kmph
Gerald Coetzee – 152.3 kmph

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