Updated 2020: Top 5 Fastest balls bowled in Indian Premier League IPL History
Fast-bowling players are the most comprehensive players in the shortest format T20 of the game and when batsmen are desperate to hit the ball over the park, fast-bowling players are still interested in restricting them from doing so.
In a format that is often relentless in single or long deliveries, the rhythm makes you feel your presence without a doubt. The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has helped local fast-bowling players make headlines and allowed to witness legendary fast-bowling players in action at their blazing pace.
Here’s the updated 2020 List of the Top 5 Best fastest balls bowled in IPL history, Let’s take a look at the top 5 quickest balls in Indian Premier League.
Dale Steyn (154.40 km/h)
South African fast-bowling player Dale Steyn is struggling with injuries in the final part of his long career, but it has been a nightmare for all the hitters at his best and in the 2012 IPL edition, it was just a look. While playing for the Deccan Chargers, Steyn released a ball that bowled with 154.40kmph and remains the fastest bowl ever released in IPL history. He spent an incredible time with the ball in 2012 IPL when he picked up 18 wickets and was the sixth-highest in that edition.
Kagiso Rabada (154.23km/h)
Young fast-bowling player Kagiso Rabada has been a popular choice for Delhi Capitals and has produced nothing but shooting with the ball. It dominates the list of the fastest bowling pitched in IPL history and they all arrived in the 2019 edition of the tournament. Rabada released a 154.23kmph delivery, the fastest in the 2019 edition of the IPL and the second-fastest in the history of the IPL. He had a phenomenal season with Delhi Capitals last season as he picked up 25 wickets in just 12 matches and finished the tournament as the second-biggest wicket winner.
Kagiso Rabada (153.91km/h)
Kagiso Rabada’s second-fastest bowl also came in the same edition of the IPL. He played at a fiery pace throughout the tournament and the stats are just a reflection of it. After bowling at a speed of 154.23kmph, Rabada threw his second fastest ball in the tournament that surpassed 153.91kmph and is also the third-fastest bowl in IPL history. The young fast-bowling player only had one short port to become the tournament’s highest portal bearer. Despite playing five games less than his South African teammate Imran Tahir, he picked up 25 wickets while the leg spinner picked up 26 wickets.
Pat Cummins (153.56km/h)
Australian fast pitcher Pat Cummins rarely played in the IPL but made sure to keep his name in the record books. The sprinter, while playing for the Mumbai Indians in 2017, pitched the fastest bowler in the tournament, which is 153.56kmph. It is the fourth-fastest ball released in IPL history. Cummins had a decent tournament and played a vital role for the Mumbai Indians in 2017. It collected 15 wickets in 12 matches and had an economy of 8.07.
Kagiso Rabada (153.50km/h)
The name Kagiso Rabada, faster from South Africa, appears in the last of the fastest balls thrown in IPL history and we can’t help it. The young weapon generated a serious rhythm in the 2019 edition of the IPL and dominates the entire list. Rabada’s delivery that exceeded 153.50 km/h was the third-fastest delivery of the season and is the fifth-fastest in IPL history. Statistics give an idea of how well he played and ended up as the second leader in the wicket-takers with 24 wickets in just 12 matches in 2019.