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Complete List of Top 15 Fastest Bowler in India

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Call them lethal guns or a pace spearhead, pace bowlers set the cricket games ablaze. Watching these bowlers taking a long run-up and delivering the ball at rocket speed is a treat for cricket fans. And what when the ball swings, edges after deceiving the batsman, and is carried over the slip!. The game of cricket has undergone many changes. With the game getting increasingly competitive, and the batsmen more powerful, bowlers are breaking newer speed records. Today, let us glance through the 15 fastest bowler in India.

While the country has been famous for creating World-class spinners, pacers have always taken a back seat. However, that is not true today. Over challenging away tours, India’s pace attack has started making a point. The speedsters are not only consistent but incisive as well. On that note, we advise our readers to pad up; wear your safety gear and face this top 15 fastest bowler in India in all formats!

List of Fastest Bowler in India

S.NFastest Bowler In IndiaFastest ball by Indian
1Irfan Pathan153.7 km/h (Fastest ball bowled by an Indian)
2Mohammed Shami146 km/h
3Zaheer Khan145.1 km/h
4Javagal Srinath154.5 km/h
5Ishant Sharma152.6 km/h
6Ashish Nehra149.7 km/h
7Umesh Yadav152.2 km/h
8Varun Aaron152.5 km/h
9Mohammad Nisar150+
10Jasprit Bumrah153 km/h
11Bhuvneshwar Kumar140 km/h
12RP Singh147 km/h
13S Sreesanth149.3 km/h
14Shivam Mavi149.3 km/h
15Ajit Agarkar145.5 km/h

Fastest Bowl By Indian: 153.7km/h Irfan Pathan

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Irfan Pathan (Credits:Republic)

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Who was the bowler who took the hat-trick in a Test match against Pakistan on their soil?  Irfan Pathan. This record is still exclusive. A replica of Wasim Akram, Irfan caught the attention of millions with his left-arm bowling action. His ability to swing the ball both ways and his accuracy with line and length helped him become a regular in the team before frequent injuries played spoilsport and ended his career early. He became famous through his stellar swing bowling and his handy batting skills. He was a vital clog in major series victories in the first decade of this era. 153.7 km/hr is the fastest ball bowled by an Indian.

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Irfan Pathan Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2003–08
29
54
5884
212
3226
100
7/59
3.28
32.3
58.8
2
7
ODI
2004–12
120
118
5855
53
5142
173
5/27
5.26
29.7
33.8
5
2
T20I
2006–12
24
23
462
1
618
28
3/16
8.02
22.1
16.5
0
0
IPL
2008–17
103
101
2043
10
2649
80
3/24
7.77
33.1
25.5
0
0

Fastest Bowler In India: Mohammed Shami

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Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami is one of the fastest bowler in india at present. We know you must have not noticed the speed meter when Mohammed Shami bowls. But the right-arm fast bowler clocks speed above 140 kmph. Mohammed Shami is of the finest reverse swing bowlers in today’s era, he never fails to perform for his team in the white jersey. Over the years, he has improved a lot and as a result, he is one of the finest performers in shorter versions of the game too. His ability to swing the ball in two directions makes him a huge asset for the Indian team.

Mohammed Shami Career Bowling Stats

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2013–
50
95
8999
275
4966
180
6/56
3.31
27.6
50.0
9
5
ODI
2013–
79
78
4044
39
3793
148
5/69
5.62
25.6
27.3
9
1
T20I
2014–
12
12
262
0
428
12
3/38
9.80
35.7
21.8
0
0
IPL
2013–
71
71
1526
0
2241
68
3/15
8.81
33.0
22.4
0
0

Fastest Bowler In India: Zaheer Khan

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Zaheer Khan ( Credits: Highlights India)

We know you were waiting for this name. To be honest, Zaheer Khan was the one who carried forward India’s fast bowling legacy after Kapil Dev. The lethal left-hander, at his peak, intimidated the best of batsmen with his faultless swing. Frequent injuries forced him to drop to sit out in many tournaments. During his initial years, he overcame the hurdle at a speed of 140 kmph. Zaheer has 610 wickets from 309 international games in his kitty.

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Zaheer Khan Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2000–14
92
165
18785
623
10247
311
7/87
3.27
32.9
60.4
15
11
ODI
2000–12
200
197
10097
117
8301
282
5/42
4.93
29.4
35.8
7
1
T20I
2006–12
17
17
352
0
448
17
4/19
7.63
26.4
20.7
1
0
IPL
2008–17
100
99
2200
5
2782
102
4/17
7.58
27.3
21.6
1
0

Fastest Bowler In India: Javagal Srinath

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Javagal Srinath (Credits: Republic)

Ask your father ‘who is the fastest bowler in India’, his answer probably has this name. The calm and composed Javagal Srinath ranks seventh here. Srinath was a key component of the Indian squad in the 1990s. He bagged a total of 551 wickets from 296 internationals. Javagal Srinath was second only to Kapil Dev in a number of Test wickets by an Indian quick.

Javagal Shrinath Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
1991–02
67
121
15104
597
7196
236
8/86
2.85
30.5
64.0
8
10
ODI
1991–03
229
227
11935
137
8847
315
5/23
4.44
28.1
37.9
7
3

Fastest Bowler In India at present: Ishant Sharma

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Ishant Sharma (Credits: ICC Cricket)

He is a six feet four inches monster and many batsmen in the world are scared of him! You guessed it right. We are talking about Ishant Sharma who ranks sixth in the list of top 10 fast bowlers in India. Our country won at Lord’s Cricket Ground in 2014 after 28 years. Courtesy: Brilliant spell of Ishant Sharma. His inswinging deliveries have proved to be a headache for all the batsmen. Ishant’s consistent line and length never allow the batsmen to rotate the strike often.

Ishant Sharma Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2007–
101
181
18504
616
9780
303
7/74
3.17
32.3
61.1
10
11
ODI
2007–16
80
78
3733
29
3563
115
4/34
5.72
31.0
32.5
6
0
T20I
2008–13
14
14
278
0
400
8
2/34
8.63
50.0
34.8
0
0
IPL
2008–
93
93
1997
6
2701
72
5/12
8.11
37.5
27.7
0
1

Fastest Bowler In India: Ashish Nehra

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Ashish Nehra retired from all forms of cricket last year, was one of the deadliest Indian pacers who played for nearly two decades. Who can forget the six-wicket haul against England in the 2003 World Cup! Due to his unconventional way of bowling, Nehra grabbed the attention of many. However, he faced many problems in his career due to his fitness levels.  Nehra finished his long and magnificent career with 235 wickets from 164 international games. He ranks fifth on the list of fastest bowlers in India.

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Ashish Nehra Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
1999–04
17
29
3447
122
1866
44
4/72
3.24
42.4
78.3
2
0
ODI
2001–11
120
120
5751
55
4981
157
6/23
5.19
31.7
36.6
5
2
T20I
2009–17
27
27
588
2
758
34
3/19
7.73
22.3
17.3
0
0
IPL
2008–17
88
88
1908
2
2495
106
4/10
7.84
23.5
18.0
1
0

Fastest Bowler In India at present: Umesh Yadav

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Umesh Yadav (Credits: PTI)

Ranking fourth in the list of fastest bowler in India is the man who worked hard on his accuracy, swing, and fitness. He is none other than Umesh Yadav. Umesh Yadav is one of the fastest bowler in India at present. Yadav recorded the third-fastest delivery by an Indian. No wonder he regularly touches the 150 kmph mark frequently. During an away ODI series in Sri Lanka, Umesh touched 152.2 kmph on the speed meter. The specialty about this guy is he brings pace as well as precision in his spell. He is also one of the most economical bowlers, especially in T20 games.

Umesh Yadav Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2011–
48
94
7621
213
4521
148
6/88
3.55
30.5
51.5
5
3
ODI
2010–18
75
73
3558
23
3565
106
4/31
6.01
33.6
33.6
4
0
T20I
2012–19
7
7
150
0
219
9
2/19
8.76
24.3
16.7
0
0
IPL
2010–
121
120
2522
3
3579
119
4/24
8.51
30.1
21.2
2
0

Fastest Bowler In India: Varun Aaron

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Varun Aaron (Credits: DNA)

You blink and his delivery is gone passed through you! Considered as a lethal pacer in the Indian contingent Varun Aaron stands third in our list of fastest bowlers in India. Although he has played only 18 international games, Aaron has as many as 29 wickets. He, at times, was way too expensive. However, his consistency of bowling at a speed beyond 140 kmph makes him stand out. However, he wasn’t very accurate with the delivery so couldn’t fix his place in the squad.

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Varun Aron Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2011–15
9
14
1189
12
947
18
3/97
4.77
52.6
66.0
0
0
ODI
2011–14
9
9
380
1
419
11
3/24
6.61
38.1
34.5
0
0
IPL
2011–
50
48
964
2
1429
42
3/16
8.89
34.0
22.9
0
0

Fastest Bowler In India: Mohammad Nisar

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Mohammad Nisar (Credits: Republic World)

We bet only a handful of cricket fans must have heard the legendary name of Muhammad Nisar. According to several reports, he was arguably India’s fastest bowler. In India’s maiden Test at Lord’s in 1932, Nissar debuted and ended with 5 for 93. Interesting fact: 13 of his 25 wickets came through bowled and leg-before. Nisar was a part of the side that also contained legends like CK Nayudu, the brothers’ Nazir Ali, and Wazir Ali, apart from his famous bowling partner, Amar Singh.

Mohammed Nisar Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
6
11
1211
34
707
25
5/90
48.44
28.3
3.5
0
3

Fastest Bowler In India at present: Jasprit Bumrah

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Jasprit Bumrah (Credits: Deccan Herald)

No doubt India’s frontline bowler, Jasprit Bumrah is here and hence ranks first in the list of fastest bowler in India.  Bumrah’s ability to bowl inch-perfect yorkers in the death overs has provided India a really economical bowler in the death overs. Moreover, his quick bouncers and slower ones often deceive the batsmen. He has never let the Indian team down especially on foreign land with his deliveries clocking the speed over 140 kmph. The world first saw his ‘awkward’ bowling action when he played his stint in Indian Premier League’s club Mumbai Indians. It’s not surprising that the Punjabi lad is also the World’s No.1 pacer in ODIs in ICC rankings.

Jasprit Bumrah Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2018–
19
37
4075
161
1835
83
6/27
2.70
22.1
49.1
1
5
ODI
2016–
67
67
3523
39
2736
108
5/27
4.65
25.3
32.6
5
1
T20I
2016–20
50
49
1075
7
1195
59
3/11
6.66
20.2
18.2
0
0
IPL
2013–
99
99
2254
5
2779
115
4/14
7.39
24.2
19.6
2
0

Fastest Bowler In India at present: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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An inspiration to the young fast bowlers in India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, better known as Bhuvi. The right-arm medium pacer, well known for his in-swings, always ranks among the fastest bowler in India. He has an extraordinary record of becoming the 1st Indian bowler to take a 5-wicket haul in all formats of cricket. He finds a spot on the Indian fast bowler list.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2013–18
21
37
3348
141
1644
63
6/82
2.94
26.1
53.1
3
4
ODI
2012–
117
116
5625
68
4703
138
5/42
5.01
34.1
40.8
4
1
T20I
2012–
48
48
1034
3
1203
45
5/24
6.98
26.7
23.0
0
1
IPL
2011–
126
126
2811
8
3426
139
5/19
7.31
24.6
20.2
2
1

Best fast bowler in India: RP Singh

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Amongst the fastest Indian bowler, RP Singh remains the most memorable. For his incredible pace of bowling, he has his own unique place in Indian cricket and in the Indian fast bowler list. Ranking next to Brett Lee and Shoaib Akhtar at times, RP Singh was the fastest bowler in India at his peak. To date, his Test debut against Pakistan where he took a 5-wicket haul is one the best episodes in cricket history.

RP Singh Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2006–11
14
25
2534
59
1682
40
5/59
3.98
42.0
63.4
3
1
ODI
2005–11
58
57
2565
31
2343
69
4/35
5.48
34.0
37.2
2
0
T20I
2007–09
10
9
198
0
225
15
4/13
6.81
15.0
13.2
1
0
IPL
2008–16
82
82
1775
2
2338
90
4/22
7.90
26.0
19.7
2
0

Top indian fast bowlers: S Sreesanth

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1st Ranji player from Kerala to have ever played T20 cricket from the Indian side, S. Sreesanth still remains a famous fastest bowler in India. His sensational bowling against the glorious Australian team brought Sreesanth to the top in the Indian fast bowler list. No doubt, he finds a place in the greatest fastest bowler in India.

S Sreesanth Career Bowling Stats (Fastest bowler in India)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2006–11
27
50
5419
162
3271
87
5/40
3.62
37.6
62.3
4
3
ODI
2005–11
53
52
2476
16
2508
75
6/55
6.07
33.4
33.0
2
1
T20I
2006–08
10
9
204
2
288
7
2/12
8.47
41.1
29.1
0
0
IPL
2008–13
44
44
880
4
1194
40
3/29
8.14
29.9
22.0
0
0

Best fast bowler in India: Shivam Mavi

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The best fast bowler in India for first-class cricket is none other than Shivam Mavi. He is best known for his 5-wicket hall in the second first-class match of his career. Shivam has gained the spotlight after showcasing mesmerizing performances from the KKR side in the IPL. He is all set to lead the Indian cricket team bowlers one day. The list of Indian fast bowlers would seem incomplete without his name.

Shivam Mavi Career Bowling Stats (Fastest bowler in India)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
IPL
2018–
20
20
378
2
539
16
2/15
8.55
33.7
23.6
0
0

Top Indian fast bowlers: Ajit Agarkar

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The third-highest wicket-taker for India in One day cricket, Ajit Agarkar grew in fame due to his performance in World Cups. Indian cricket team bowlers often mention his name whenever fast bowling under pressure is talked about. Ajit remains one of the highlighted players among the list of fastest bowler in India.

Ajit Agarkar Career Bowling Stats (Fastest bowler in India)

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
1998–06
26
46
4857
168
2745
58
6/41
3.39
47.3
83.7
0
1
ODI
1998–07
191
188
9484
100
8021
288
6/42
5.07
27.9
32.9
10
2
T20I
2006–07
4
3
63
1
85
3
2/10
8.09
28.3
21.0
0
0
IPL
2008–13
42
42
782
0
1151
29
3/25
8.83
39.7
27.0
0
0

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Akshay Badwe
The God taught me to love everybody but the most ones I learned to love are the athletes. Desire, determination and discipline takes me to a great deal of love towards sports. One can call me an avid sport maniac because I love to pen down some glorious content on sports. Being from journalism background with experience in media from couple of years I would like to keep this legacy going and now joining Kreedon gives me one more platform to explore the new world. I am always up to have a word on sports with a coffee.

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