Write an Article Live Scores App

Top 5 fiercest fast bowlers in world cricket at the moment

f

Right from Wes Hall to Jeff Thomson to Richard Hadlee to the Caribbean Quartet to  Wasim and Waqar, world cricket has over the years seen its fair share of fierce fast bowlers, who loved nothing but intimidating the batsman every time they had the ball in their hand. Although the numbers of those kinds of bowlers have reduced in modern day cricket, there are still a few who could give those stalwarts a run for their money. Here’s a look at 5 of the meanest fastest bowlers going around currently.

1. Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

Modern day fast bowlers don’t get too much better than Dale Steyn. The South African, who has an action heavily influenced by his idol, Allan Donald, is as complete a bowler as one can imagine. Pace, movement, variations and a mean bouncer, he is a batsman’s ultimate nightmare. Steyn’s biggest strength is that he finds a way to pick wickets, whatever the conditions are like. Be it in England, South Africa, Australia or even in the subcontinent, there has been no territory left unconquered by the genius of Dale Steyn.

That spell of 7-51 against India at Nagpur was an exhibition of controlled reverse-swing bowling at pace. That spell at Cape Town against India when he breathed fire, but was impeccably negotiated by Sachin Tendulkar, was among the best passages of play one could ever witness.

340 wickets in 67 tests at an average of 22 with a strike rate of 41. You can’t ask for much more from your lead fast bowler, can you?

2. Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Erratic. Inconsistent. Over-rated. These are adjectives one often comes across while hearing others describe Mitchell Johnson. But, when he gets it right, watching Johnson bowl is an exhilarating experience, as we saw during the first Ashes test in Brisbane.

The Johnson of now, after making a comeback, is a much sharper bowler, and he’s added a good deal of pace to what we saw before. With the assistance of good planning and good captaincy, Johnson can be an asset, as he was in Brisbane. Most of his wickets were got by beating the batsmen through sheer pace

214 test wickets. 207 ODI Wickets. ICC Player of the Year in 2009. Slowly but surely, the Mitchell Johnson that we all enjoyed watching has got back, and got back with a bang!

Page 1 of 2 Next

India vs West Indies 2016, 2nd T20I Stats: Jasprit Bumrah breaks T20I world record Interesting numbers from the second T20I between India and West Indies.
India vs West Indies: 2nd T20I - Twitter Reactions The second T20I between India and West Indies called off due to rain, West Indies win the series 1-0
India vs West Indies 2016, 2nd T20I: Player Ratings A look at who did what in the second T20I at Lauderhill, Florida.
Who Said What: World reacts as India lose T20I series 1-0 to West Indies Reactions from the cricket fraternity as the second T20I is abandoned.
3 attackers of the Sri Lankan cricket team in the 2009 attack killed in Lahore The attack on the Sri Lankan team took place on March 4, 2009.
Matthew Hayden blasts Australia's cricket system and calls for player power Former opener 'disappointed' with lack of passion from the current lot.
NPS's Matt Renshaw reprimanded by ICC for send-off to India A skipper Manish Pandey India A have already qualified for the final of the Quadrangular series to be played on September 4.
KL Rahul: India's next big batting sensation has arrived With centuries in all three formats of the game spread across the globe, Rahul has made a bright start to his international career.
County Championship Player movement roundup: August 20-26 Worcestershire have signed Australian all-rounder John Hastings as their overseas player for the 2017 season.
5 of the most heartbreaking losses for the Indian Cricket Team There has been no shortage of heartbreaks when it comes to the Indian Cricket team, here are five which hurt us the most.
TNPL 2016: Will be tough to replace Baba Aparajith, says captain Malolan Rangarajan Rangarajan addressed the media ahead of their match against the Madurai Super Giants
Wasim Akram worried about the state of ODI cricket in Pakistan The former skipper is not happy with the team's approach in the shorter format of the game.
India vs West Indies, 1st T20I, Live score and commentary ...
BCCI waives off annual franchisee fees for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals The BCCI were not interested in getting tangled in another legal battle with the Lodha panel recommendations remaining a big headache.
Chepauk Super Gillies vs Karaikudi Kaalai, TNPL 2016 Results & Match Highlights Chepauk Super Gillies registered their first win in the Tami Nadu Premier League by beating Karaikudi Kaalai by 67 runs
India vs Windies second T20I abandoned, Dhoni's men lose series (Roundup)
Tamim Iqbal sustains left hand fracture weeks ahead of England tour The 27-year-old is Bangladesh's highest ever run-getter in international cricket and his absence will be severely felt against England.
TNPL 2016: Sticking to basics is the best ploy on good batting wickets, says Madurai Super Giants' SV Muruganantham SV's clever leg-spin forced batsmen to take unnecessary risks and helped him get crucial wickets.
TNPL 2016: Our bowlers were not intimidated by big names, says Dindigul Dragon's Sanjay Srinath Dindigul Dragons won their game against Madurai Super Giants by 14 runs
Australia edge out Sri Lanka in Dilshan ODI farewell
Fetching more content...
Related articles