This year's IPL has proved to be a highly entertaining so far, with the majority of matches being absolute thrillers, with the winner being decided only in the last over. Also, there have been two occasions in IPL 2018 so far, were a target above 200 has been chased down successfully, and bowlers successfully scalping three wickets to win a match for their respective franchise and so on.
Fast bowlers, especially Indian fast bowlers, have often been on the receiving end of a batsmen assault in the IPL history. But in this season of IPL, the situation has been different with 3 spots in top five leading wicket-takers of IPL 2018 so far been occupied by fast bowlers.
The major reason behind fast bowlers success in IPL 2018 has been their ability to bowl at a quick pace of 145+ on consistent basis, which has surprised many batsmen and if there is an Indian fast bowler who bowls consistently above 145 clicks, then majority of Indian fans and cricket pundits will surely take notice off as the country has been deprived of tearaway quicks for almost half a decade.
So in this article, we are going to look at the five fastest deliveries bowled by Indian fast bowlers in this year's IPL so far:
#5 Avesh Khan (Delhi Daredevils) - 148.74 kmph
The perennial underachievers Delhi Daredevils are having yet another disappointing IPL campaign and are currently placed at the bottom place in the points table with just two wins and six defeats. The Delhi Daredevils also saw their skipper Gautam Gambhir relinquish the captaincy in the midpoint of the season and hand it over to young Shreyas Iyer.
Despite their struggles in IPL 2018, there is a young fast bowler from Delhi Daredevils side called Avesh Khan who has impressed every Indian cricket fan and pundits with his quick pace and bounce which has troubled some of best batsmen in IPL 2018 so far.
Avesh Khan currently holds the 5th spot in this article when he bowled a gem of a delivery at a speed of 148.74 kmph to dismiss Australian batsman Aaron Finch in a match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab.