Top 5 Fastest Balls Bowled in Indian Premier League – IPL History
Fast-bowling players are the most comprehensive players in the shortest format T20 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 has helped local fast-bowling players make headlines and allowed to witness legendary fast-bowling players in action at their blazing pace.
Top 5 Fastest Deliveries in the History of IPL
Here’s the List of the Top 5 Best fastest balls bowled in IPL history, Let’s take a look at the top 5 quickest balls in the IPL history.
|Bowler||Bowling Speed in Kmph|
- Shaun Tait (157.7 km/h)
Tait continues to maintain the record for having bowled the quickest ball in the history of the Indian Premier League – IPL. Tait established the standard during the 2011 IPL season when he was bowling to fellow Australian player Aaron Finch.
- Lockie Ferguson (157.3 km/h)
New Zealand’s fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was too close to breaking the Shaun Tait record for the fastest IPL delivery. In the current IPL 2022 edition, Lockie Ferguson replaces Umran Malik’s fastest ball bowled of IPL 2022 and wins the title for the quickest ball of IPL 15.
- Umran Malik (157 km/h)
Umran came close to breaking Tait’s record when bowling to Rovman Powell of the Delhi Capitals during an IPL 2022 match. However, he ultimately conceded four from that delivery. This was the debut edition for the Umran Malik and surprisingly he got the chance in the National team squad due to his pace in the whole tournament.
- Anrich Nortje (156.2km/h)
In IPL 2022, while playing against Rajasthan Royals, the South African speedster delivered the second-fastest delivery in league history. However, Jos Buttler was able to turn that lightning strike into a boundary.
- Umran Malik (155.6 km/h)
Additionally, Umran holds the record for the third-fastest delivery. In the same over against Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022, he also crossed the 157 kph mark and records his name in the list of top five quickest IPL bowlers.
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