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Who is the fastest bowler in India? Complete List of Top 17 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 17 fastest bowlers 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 the top 17 fastest bowlers in India in all formats!

List of Fastest Bowler in India

S.NFastest Bowler In IndiaFastest ball by Indian
1Umran Malik (IPL)157 km/h (Fastest ball bowled by an Indian – IPL 2022, against DC)
2Irfan Pathan153.7 km/h
3Mohammed Shami153.3 km/h
4Navdeep Saini152.85
5Zaheer Khan145.1 km/h
6Javagal Srinath154.5 km/h
7Ishant Sharma152.6 km/h
8Ashish Nehra149.7 km/h
9Umesh Yadav152.2 km/h
10Varun Aaron152.5 km/h
11Mohammad Nisar150+
12Jasprit Bumrah153.26 km/h
13Bhuvneshwar Kumar140 km/h
14RP Singh147 km/h
15S Sreesanth149.3 km/h
16Shivam Mavi149.3 km/h
17Ajit Agarkar145.5 km/h

Umran Malik: 157 kmph – Fastest ball by an Indian

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Umran Malik was born on 22nd November 1999. He is an Indian cricketer from J&K. Umar made his T20 debut on 18th January 2021. He was playing for J&K in the 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The young cricketer made his List A debut on 27 Feb 2021, for Jammu & Kashmir in the 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

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Things got lucky for Umar Malik when in Sept 2021 he was named a short-term Covid-19 replacement for T. Natarajan by the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

On 3rd Oct. 2021, he made his debut in the IPL, against Kolkata Knight Riders. During the 49th match of the Indian Premier League 2021, he gained attention during the match between SRH and RCB, when he bowled 5 straight deliveries of speed more than 150 km/hr. On 5th May 2022, Umran Bowled the fastest ball by an Indian bowler. Playing against DC he clocked 157 kmph.

Umran Malik Bowling Stats

FORMATMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
T20I335411221/421/4256.0012.4427.0000
FC4636630373/894/12143.284.9652.2000
List A11609811/981/9898.009.8060.0000
T202626565860375/255/2523.249.1315.2210

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 this Indian.

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Irfan Pathan Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test2954588432261007/5912/1263.2932.2658.8472
ODI120118585551431735/275/275.2729.7333.8420
T20I2423462618283/163/168.0322.0716.500
IPL10310120432649803/243/247.7833.1125.5400

Fastest Bowler In India: Mohammed Shami

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Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami is one of the fastest bowlers 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.

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Mohammed Shami Career Bowling Stats

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test601141082759312166/569/1183.2927.4650.1260
ODI8281418839101525/695/695.625.7227.5510
T20I1717357568183/153/159.5531.5619.8300
IPL939320362890993/153/158.5229.1920.5700

 

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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 and 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 the 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 comes under the 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 in-swinging 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)

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test10518819160100783117/7410/1083.1632.4161.61111
ODI8078373335621154/344/345.7330.9732.4600
T20I141427840082/342/348.6350.034.7500
IPL939319972701725/125/128.1237.5127.7410

 

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.

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Ashish Nehra Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test172934471866444/726/1173.2542.4178.3400
ODI120120575149811576/236/235.231.7336.6320
T20I2727588758343/193/197.7322.2917.2900
IPL8888190824951064/104/107.8523.5418.000

 

Fastest Bowler In India at present: Umesh Yadav

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Umesh Yadav (Credits: PTI)

He 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 bowlers 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)

FORMATMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test52102823548671586/8810/13330.803.5452.1531
ODI7573355835651064/314/3133.636.0133.5400
T20I7715021992/192/1924.338.7616.6000
FC1051931771297493317/4812/7929.453.3053.511152
List A125123605857751805/265/2632.085.7133.6520
T20163161342246621665/185/1828.088.1720.6310

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. 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)

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test9141189947183/973/974.7852.6166.0600
ODI99380419113/243/246.6238.0934.5500
IPL52509941481443/163/168.9433.6622.5900

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.

Jasprit Bumrah Career Bowling Stats (Indian fast bowler list)

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test3058626828151286/279/862.6921.9948.9780
ODI7272380729411216/196/194.6424.3131.4620
T20I585712471343693/113/116.4619.4618.0700
IPL120120274233801455/105/107.423.3118.9110

 

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)

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test213733481644636/828/962.9526.153.1440
ODI121120584749511415/425/425.0835.1141.4710
T20I777615951826845/45/46.8721.7418.9920
IPL146146326239711545/195/197.325.7921.1810
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born on 5th February 1990 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. His predecessors being Praveen Kumar and RP Singh. He is considered to be one of the best swing bowlers in the world.

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.

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S Sreesanth Career Bowling Stats (Fastest bowler in India)

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test275054193271875/408/993.6237.662.2930
ODI535224762508756/556/556.0833.4433.0110
T20I10920428872/122/128.4741.1429.1400
IPL44448801194403/293/298.1429.8522.000

 

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. The list of Indian fast bowlers would seem incomplete without his name.

Shivam Mavi Career Bowling Stats (Fastest bowler in India)

FORMATMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC8161344693315/686/8322.353.0943.3310
List A292813081101455/735/7324.465.0529.0310
T2039397991137364/214/2131.588.5322.1100

 

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)

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test264648572745586/418/1603.3947.3383.7410
ODI191188948480212886/426/425.0727.8532.9320
T20I43638532/102/108.128.3321.000
IPL42427821151293/253/258.8339.6926.9700

 


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