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Top 10 fastest bowlers in the history of cricket

Green top bouncy pitches were a paradise for these set of fast bowlers. Speed was their lethal weapon and they could scare any batsmen who would face ...

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Top 5 / Top 10 12 Mar 2014, 19:50 IST
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Glenn McGrath is the most successful Test bowler of all-time, but he isn't the fastestGreen top, bouncy pitches are a paradise for fast bowlers. But especially so, for the following set of bowlers who used speed as their primary weapon. Unlike bowlers who made use of a variety of skills, like swing and variation of pace, these bowlers terrorized opposing batsman thanks to the sheer speed of their deliveries. So who was the fastest bowler of all-time? Does any current bowler make it into this list?We at Sportskeeda decided to list the top 10 fastest bowlers in the history of world cricket.

#10 Shane Bond

Fastest ball: 156.4 kmph

This Kiwi fast bowler was an incredible talent who got noticed at the early stages of his career for his speed. But Bond was plagued by many injuries which affected the longevity of his career. He still managed to pick quite a few wickets in his career and was considered to be a big threat by many batsmen around the world. 

Bond’s fastest delivery was 156.4 kmph during the World Cup in 2003.

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