Pace bowlers light up cricket matches. It’s a delight for cricket fans to see these bowlers take a long run-up and then deliver the ball at lethal speed. Cricket has changed a lot throughout the years. Bowlers are smashing new speed records as the game becomes more competitive and batsmen become more powerful.
Over the last few years, bowlers have developed new variations to confuse batters. A few examples include the knuckleball and the slower bouncer. While modern-day bowlers have these weapons in their arsenal, fans cannot dispute that even in the modern era, a batsman begins to feel uneasy when a bowler clocks 150 kmph on the speedometer.
- Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav is one of the few bowlers who can consistently touch 150 km/h, but he frequently loses control of his deliveries as he tries to pick up the pace. When he loses his length, the batsmen take him to the cleaners, as the fans have seen. Yadav’s place in the Indian limited-overs team has been jeopardized as a result of this. The selectors have kept him in the Test squad, where he swings the ball at a breakneck rate and delivers with the red ball.
- Ishant Sharma
While Ishant Sharma is past his prime, he appears to be firmly entrenching himself in the Indian lineup. He’s a regular in the Test team, but he’d like to return to white-ball cricket at the international level. He bowled two deliveries in the IPL 2019 that were measured at 150+ kmph on the speedometer; hence, he will want to improve his pace, line, and length because he has the height to consistently worry batters with short-pitched deliveries.
- Mohammed Shami
Many did not anticipate Mohammed Shami to hold his berth in the Indian team for a long time because he was not the fittest player on the field when he made his debut. Virat Kohli, the former Indian captain, increased the bar on fitness, so Shami has had to work extra hard to keep his spot on the team. Shami is a regular member of India’s lineup in all three formats and is a consistent performer.
- Jasprit Bumrah
Because of his distinctive motion and yorker bowling skill, Jasprit Bumrah has swiftly established himself as one of the top bowlers in the world. He is the most dangerous bowler in white-ball cricket, and his pace bowling has also brought him a lot of success in Test cricket. Bumrah has a history of bowling deliveries that reach 150 kmph.
- Varun Aaron
Varun Aaron made his international debut in 2011. He used to bowl very fast as a 21-year-old, but a hip injury kept him out for a long time. He set a new world record of 152.5 km/h (94.5 mph) in November 2014, the second-highest by an Indian bowler. Even after his hip surgery, he can still bowl fast. He is a part of Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022.