IPL 2022: Despite T20 being a batter’s paradise, it is the bowler who changes the narrative in a game. It is how he navigates through his arsenal, how he shuffles through his variety, how he changes his speed and more importantly, how he keeps his calm in a pressure-cooker situation, that is what defines fate of the contest.
IPL 2022 has seen some decent spells where the bowlers have racked up crucial scalps and belted out a handful of magical overs to leave the batters hamstrung. The balance between the fast bowlers and the spinners has been another impressive factor to watch out for in the ongoing edition of the tournament.
With all said and done, the Mumbai pitches have assisted the fast bowlers in a more predominant way than the spinners have relished their fortunes. It has offered bounce and carry in the initial overs where the bowlers have found their right chemistry to wring out a handful of decent spells.
In this story, we will take a look at the five fastest bowlers in the IPL 2022 where they have just given a glimpse of what life seems like in the fast lane.
The young Jammu Express has been absolutely sensational when it comes to speeds. Despite being awry in his line and length, he has racked up some searing heat as he has often touched the 150-plus benchmark.
He has also registered the fastest ball that has so far been bowled in the latest edition of the IPL. He is young and comes with the ability to hit the deck hard. Only, if he can find a good mentor for him, he can be an absolute asset to the ranks of Indian cricket.
Sadly, for the exciting Indian fast bowler, life has been very unkind in the initial games if the tournament as he has leaked a lot of runs. Wickets have also been hard to come by and he is simply not finding his rhythm.
However, there is a slight change in his stance. He has so far always been known for the kind of banana swing that he can produce. However, he occasionally ranged more than 142 plus clicks ahead of the tournament.
Much to everyone’s surprise, he has frequently been bowling 145 plus kays in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Now the questions will obviously be why is he trying to negotiate his drift and bring pace. However, it is important in today’s world to try and be a better version of yourself. Maybe Siraj is just ambitious about making it a perfect match for both pace and swing.
In another surprise addition to this list, Akash Deep has racked up figures of 145 plus clicks and that too pretty frequently in the latest edition of the tournament. He was always an unheralded moniker in the IPL but the way he has emerged as one of the most reliable names for the Royal Challengers Bangalore has been simply mind-bending.
He has also bowled a handful of decent spells and has racked up a few crucial scalps that have actually helped the Challengers to stay afloat in the hunt for the top three.
The Kiwi fast-bowler is one of the prime examples of an old-school pace gun. He hares in and barrels down at 145 plus kays and is often mixing it with at least a bitter dose of swing that makes it a hellish nightmare for the batters.
Lockie Ferguson has been crucial to the Titans and he is also one of the fastest bowlers in the ongoing tournament alongside being a pillar of their early success.
Despite going for a lot of runs, Pat Cummins continues to keep his tradition of brutal speed intact as he keeps on hurting the batters. However, the Australian speedster is still to find the right spot for his cherries as his bowling exploits have so far been questionable.
With all said and done, he has still managed to come up with magical figures on the speed-gun that has frequently read 144-148 kays. It is quite obvious that the Knights will be hoping for him to get back to form, especially with the presence of Tim Southee in the hut.