Whenever there are talks about India’s contribution to the cricketing world, the cricket fans often discuss batting greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli, among other great batsmen, who have ever played for the Indian cricket team. However, we very rarely discuss our bowlers.
Fast bowlers have ruled the cricketing world for a long time now. The current bowling unit of the Indian cricket team is considered as one of all time’s best bowling unit. However, there are some bowlers who are remembered for their extraordinary talent and ming boggling speed.
Here, in this article, we bring you top 5 fast bowlers to have ever played in the history of cricket in India. Have a look:
5. Varun Aaron – 150.2 kmp/h:
Varun Aaron has played 9 ODI matches and 9 Test matches for the Indian cricket team. The cricketer hasn’t played for the last past five years but he is still maintaining his spot in the top 5 list of Indian fast bowlers. In 2014, during the ODI match against Sri Lanka, Varun bowled at a speed of 150.2kmp/h.
4. Umesh Yadav – 152.5kmp/h:
Known as India’s test specialist, Umesh Yadav has played 75 ODI matches and 46 Tests matches for the Indian cricket team. Umesh Yadav is one of India’s best bowlers right now. In 2012 during the tour to Australia, Umesh Yadav bowled at a speed of 152.5kmp/h against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
3. Ishant Sharma – 152.6kmp/h:
Ishant Sharma is currently the most experienced bowler in the Indian cricket team. So far, Ishant Sharma has taken 297 wickets in 97 Tests for India. In 2012 during the tour of Australia, Ishant Sharma bowled at a speed of 152.6kmp/h.
2. Jasprit Bumrah – 153kmp/h:
Hailed as India’s best bowler, Jasprit Bumrah is one of the most talented bowlers in the world. In the opening test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, Jasprit Bumrah made a new record by bowling at the speed of 153kmp / h on the Adelaide ground during the tour of Australia in 2018.
1. Javagal Srinath – 154.5kmp/h:
Javagal Srinath holds the record of bowling at the fastest speed for India at 154.5 kmp/h during the ICC World Cup 1999. For the last 21 years, no Indian bowler has been able to break his record.