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Top 10 England fast bowlers of all time

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Having played the game for more than 130 years now, England are the oldest cricketing nation in the world Over the course of their rich cricketing history, they have produced some of the finest cricketers. Among those greats, many have been fast bowlers.

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Here are ten of the best fast bowlers to have played for England. Quite a few towering figures such as Frank Tyson and Harold Larwood could not make the cut. However, it is not a slight on their abilities but rather a reflection of the sheer riches of fast bowling talent that England have produced throughout their cricketing history.

#10 Darren Gough

Darren Gough was England's pace spearhead from the mid-1990s through to the early 2000s. Throughout the course of his international career, he shone for the team in both Test matches as well as in ODIs.

Gough could bowl seriously quick and although he was not tall, he could still generate enough bounce to trouble the best batsmen. On the other hand, he was an excellent swing bowler and had the ability to generate reverse swing with the old ball as well. In 58 Test matches, he picked up 229 wickets at an average of 28.39. He also played 159 ODIs and picked up 235 wickets at an average of 26.42 and economy-rate of 4.39.

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