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IPL 2023: Fast Bowlers to Watch Out for | Meet the Speedsters of this Season!

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The IPL 2023 will return to a home-and-away format, allowing each side to play to their strengths at their stadium. All clubs will strive to win as many of their seven home games as possible to qualify for the playoffs as easily as possible. The T20 format has never really been a venue for bowlers to showcase their skills, but the Indian Premier League has witnessed the ascent of illustrious players to recognition and success. In the batsman’s game, some bowlers have indeed scribbled their names. This 2023 IPL season will also witness several fast and best bowler displaying their speed.

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The advantage is always with the pacemen, who tend to be speed guns and strive to throw the quickest of bowls possible to catch the hitters off guard, even if several notable spinners have also cemented their status among the experienced bowlers of the IPL. The moment is right to look at the top 10 fast bowlers who are predicted to dominate the 16th IPL season.

List of Fast Bowlers in IPL 2023

Player Name Team Name
Lockie Ferguson Kolkata Knight Riders
Umran Malik Sunrisers Hyderabad
Anrich Nortje Delhi Capitals
Kagiso Rabada Punjab Kings
Mark Wood Lucknow Super Giants
Jofra Archer Mumbai Indians
Alzarri Joseph Gujarat Titans
Mohammed Shami Gujarat Titans
Umesh Yadav Kolkata Knight Riders
Trent Boult Rajasthan Royals

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Lockie Ferguson

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With his sheer pace and superb variations, the Kiwi pacer has raised international standards. Ferguson is noted not just for his rapid stock deliveries but also for his speed changes and cutters. The Black Caps paceman, on the other hand, picks up most of his wickets by striking the deck with his quick, short deliveries. Ferguson clocked the second-fastest ball in IPL history in 2022 at 157.3 kph, and his average pace is about 150 kph. He is expected to wow everyone once more in the IPL 2023.

Umran Malik

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Several great pacers have come from India, including the living legends Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath, and Zaheer Khan. But, in terms of pace, Javagal Srinath is the most important concern for Indian cricket; subsequent players like Shami and Bumrah might reach his high velocity. But the new fastball star for India is Umran Malik, a young man from Jammu and Kashmir. In IPL 2022, this fast bowler had incredible control over his raw speed, delivering a 157 kph ball. His average speed in international cricket at this early age is 149 kph. Malik would be a player to watch in the IPL 2023.


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Anrich Nortje

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The Protea pacer has mastered fast bowling, surpassing his national teammate Kagiso Rabada, particularly in terms of pace. Nortje has been in excellent form since the T20 World Cup, outwitting batsmen with his raw speed and controlled precision over his line and length. Nortje believes he is best suited to bowl in the foreign conditions of Australia and England, although he remains a prolific wicket-taker in Indian conditions. He has a top delivery speed of 156.2 kph and an average speed of 148 kph in international bowling outings.

Kagiso Rabada

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Kagiso Rabada the South African pace spearhead has consistently contributed to the IPL with many wickets. He took up 25 wickets in 2019 and then added 30 more the next year to win the coveted Purple Cap. The 27-year-old took 15 wickets in 2021, and he finished as the third-highest wicket-taker in 2022 with 23. The young bowler, who has appeared in 63 IPL games and taken 99 wickets at an average of 19.86, will face high expectations once more.


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Mark Wood

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The English bowler is possibly the quickest paceman in modern cricket. Wood had a top speed of 156 kph while competing for England in a Test match against Pakistan in 2022. Wood may not have bowled the fastest deliveries in world cricket, but he has the greatest average speed, which is about 151 kph. He will make his IPL debut for the Lucknow Super Giants in the 16th season of the IPL, i.e., IPL 2023, and is expected to be the league’s most potent bowler. He is among the best fast bowlers in IPL.

Jofra Archer

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The ambitious English bowler returned to the cricket pitch after a 540-day absence owing to an elbow fracture. The top pacer is back and bowling at a speed of over 150 kph despite his absence and injuries. He was especially impressed on his long-awaited return in the SA20 league game for the MI Cape Town when he picked up three wickets. Archer possesses a blazing bouncer, a toe-cracking yorker, and a slower ball from the back of the hand. He averages 146 kph and has a top speed of 154.6 kph. Archer is expected to return to the IPL in 2023 as a reliable speed bowling option. He is one of the fast bowlers in IPL.


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Alzarri Joseph

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Alzarri Joseph is in the best shape of his life. He excelled in the just-ended ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Alzarri Joseph was the sole star on a squad that struggled in the competition. He is noted for bowling tight lines and not allowing hitters enough space to work with. Alzarri Joseph is also noted for using precise Yorkers. The Gujarat Titans have signed Joseph at a high salary cap, and he is supposed to be their trump card with the ball in hand.

Mohammed Shami

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Mohammed Shami is regarded as one of the best pacers in Indian cricket history. Shami has been a seasoned player in the IPL, displaying his bowling brilliance again and again. Shami was outstanding with the ball in the last T20 tournament, taking 20 wickets in 16 matches at an economy rate of 8.00. His bowling performances helped the Gujarat Titans win the IPL title. The Amroha native will try to continue his outstanding performance for Gujarat in the upcoming season of the cash-rich league.


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Umesh Yadav

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Umesh Yadav is a reliable name in Test cricket. The Kolkata Knight Riders signed the Indian pacer at the IPL 2022 auction to bolster their bowling unit. Umesh was tasked with providing his team with early breakthroughs, and the 35-year-old performed admirably.

Trent Boult

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Trent Boult is a star in the world of cricket. With his swing, he has decimated batting line-ups and established his dominance on the cricket pitch. Bout has been a part of the Indian Premier League since 2015, and he has often proven his dominance. The left-arm bowler has played 78 games in the prestigious league, taking 92 wickets at an economy rate of 8.30. Bout put on a world-class bowling display in the last edition, taking 16 wickets in as many games for the Rajasthan Royals at an economy rate of 7.94. The New Zealand pacer will be hungry to deliver another bowling masterpiece in the 16th IPL season.


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Who was the fastest bowler of IPL 2022?

Lockie Ferguson is the fastest bowler of IPL 2022. He bowled the fastest ball in 2022 IPL season, as he clocked 157.3 kph during the GT vs RR Final match.

Who is Indian current best fast bowler in IPL?

Umran Malik currently holds the record of quickest fast bowler in India with a record bowling speed of 157 kph in IPL.

Who is the quickest fast bowler in IPL career?

Shaun Tait, with a speed of 157.71 kmph, is the fastest bowler in IPL history.

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