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5 quality fast bowlers with careers full of injuries

smit shah
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Big Bash League - Sixers v Thunder
Fast bowlers get injured frequently

Fast bowling is an exciting aspect of the great game of cricket. Over the years cricket fans have been captivated by the bowling of legendary fast bowlers who tormented the opposition batsmen.

Fast bowlers are fond of creating fear in the batsman's mind and in the process end up putting an extra bit of effort while bowling.

This does help the bowling team but it also takes a toll on the bowler's body. Apart from being a thrilling facet of the game, fast bowling is very prone to injuries as well.

An immense amount of energy is required to clock that 130-140 Kmph mark. Weather conditions, poor bowling action, and frequency at which matches are played just adds on to the physical stress on a fast bowler's body.

As a result of this, cricket has seen many fast bowlers who had the potential to dominate the world cricket but couldn't deliver completely due to a string of injuries. Let us have a look a five such quality fast bowlers with careers full of injuries.

#5 Mashrafe Mortaza

New Zealand v Bangladesh - 3rd T20
Mashrafe Mortaza has had a plethora of injuries

Lovingly called the 'Narail Express' by the Bangladeshi cricket fans, Mortaza is an aggressive fast bowler. Very early in his career, h became the face of Bangladesh seam attack as he could generate raw face and generate steep bounce - two rare attributes in a Bangladesh seamer back then. His career stats are -

Career Stats of Mortaza

Unfortunately, as a result of a plethora of injuries, he couldn't reach the zenith. His indomitable spirit helped him to brave those injuries and make a comeback.

But his pace reduced drastically and so did his effectiveness. Mortaza had as many as 10 surgeries to treat his back, hamstring, knee, and ankle injuries. Apart from on-field injuries, he also met with two accidents injuring his hands and ankle.

Nevertheless, Mortaza did set a standard and inspired many young Bangladesh fast bowlers.

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