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Top 10 Fast Bowlers In The World

10. Richard Hadlee – New Zealand   Richard Hadlee   Richard Hadlee is the best all-rounder ever produced by New Zealand cricket. He was the first bowler in test cricket to pick 400 wickets in test cricket. He was a smart bowler who doesn’t have much pace but has great control and accuracy over line and length which makes him successful.     9. Curtly Ambrose   Curtly Ambrose   Curtly Ambrose was one of the tallest bowlers of all time whose height was 6ft 7in and releasing the ball from almost 10 ft. He was famous for bowling deadly bouncers to the batsmen. He took 7 wickets for only 1 runs against Australia at WACA 1992/93 which was the best bowling figures of all time. Curtly Ambrose has taken 405 test wickets in 98 test matches, with an average of 20.99.and also took 225 ODI wickets in 176 matches with an average of 24.12.     8. Shoaib Akhtar – Pakistan   shoaib   Shoaib Akhtar was the fastest bowler in world cricket. Shoaib Akhtar was also well-known as “Rawalpindi Express” because of his intense and electric fast bowling. He carries the world record for bowling the quickest ball in international cricket of 161.3 KPH. Shoaib is an absolute master of inswing quick toe crushers. He has bowled Sachin Tendulkar with a beautiful in-swinging delivery on his first ball to Tendulkar in Asia Test Championship 1999.     7. Brett Lee   Brett Lee   Brett Lee was the quickest bowler of Australia. He considered as the best opening bowler partner Glenn McGrath. He has the ability to pick wickets right from the start with the pace and swing. His action was very upright. He was one of the main forces in the bowling department behind the success of Australian cricket team in world cup 2003.     6. Lasith Malinga   Lasith Malinga   Lasith Malinga is widely acknowledged as the best death bowler in the cricketing world. He has a complete control over his pace, swing, and accuracy while bowling yorkers. He can bowl fast as well as slow yorkers without any noticeable change in wrist position and action. Malinga although has very low arm and difficult action but his accuracy is extremely remarkable. He is the solitary bowler in the world to have a couple of World Cup hat-tricks, the single bowler to have picked three hat-tricks in ODIs and the only player to have taken four wickets on four back to back balls in any type of international cricket.     5. Dennis Lillee   Dennis Lillee   Dennis Lillee was truly regarded as the heart of the Australian bowling attack during his era. He was the bowler who is the mixture of pace and swing and he has used both his abilities to maximum effect. He was extremely devoted to his task and it could be seen through beating the odds including several major injuries throughout his career and accomplished his test career with 355 wickets in just 70 wickets which was the world record at that time.     4. Dale Steyn   Dale Steyn   Dale Steyn has all the ingredients of becoming a great bowler. He has pace swing, beautiful straight arm action, intelligent brain and the most important ability to use these skills at the highest level with absolute perfection. Dale Steyn can swing both new and old ball with complete control. He is the fastest bowler to reach 300 wickets.     3. Waqar Younis   waqar younis   Waqar Younis was superb with the new ball and exceptional with the old ball. His toe crushers swinging from outside off and shattering the base of leg stump was his hallmark. He had the best strike rate among all the bowlers picked more than 200 wickets which was surpassed by Dale Steyn. He was absolutely destructive for opposition on his day. The pair of two W’s for Pakistan Wasim and Waqar is considered as one of the most dangerous and devastating bowling partnerships in the history of cricket.     2. Glenn McGrath   Glenn McGrath   Glenn McGrath was deadly consistent with his line and length and his ability to swing the ball both ways from the good length made it quite difficult for the batsman. He did not have much pace but his intelligence, control, and accuracy made him the best bowler of Australia. His most of the wickets were of top order batsman and he was one of the main architects in bowling department behind the triumph of world cup wins in 1999, 2003 and 2007 ODI world cups by Australia.     1. Wasim Akram   Wasim Akram   Wasim Akram is the world class top fast bowler of international cricket. He had the habit of picking wickets right from the start. Wasim Akram is also known as “Sultan of Swing”. He is the solitary fast bowler in the world who has picked more than 500 wickets in ODI cricket. Wasim Akram has also taken more than 400 wickets in tests. He was considered as the most difficult bowler to face by those who have played with him. Wasim Akram has all arrows in his archery including pace, swing, seam and variation. He bowled six different deliveries in the over. He is extremely consistent with his line and length.

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