India gave so many fast bowlers like Zahir Khan, Ashish Nehra, and Irfan Pathan these are the few Indian pacers who will be remembered for their outstanding fast bowling for several years. However, India is mostly known for its world-class batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and many more.
But in the 2023 ICC ODI Men’s World Cup, Indian pacers are coming aggressively, especially Jasprit Bumah and Mohammed Shami. These two are a few fast bowlers who ranked in the top fast Indian bowlers list.
In this article, we will talk about the current fast bowlers of an Indian cricket team.
List of Fastest Bowlers in India
The table below shows all the Indian fast bowlers’ names and their speed for fastest ball delivery-
|Rank||Fast Bowler Name||Bowling Speed|
|1||Urman Malik||156 km/h|
|2||Irfan Pathan||153.7 km/h|
|3||Mohammed Shami||153.3 km/h|
|5||Zaheer Khan||145.1 km/h|
|6||Javagal Srinath||154.5 km/h|
|7||Ishant Sharma||152.6 km/h|
|8||Ashish Nehra||149.7 km/h|
|9||Umesh Yadav||152.2 km/h|
|10||Varun Aaron||152.5 km/h|
|11||Jasprit Bumrah||153.26 km/h|
|12||Mohammad Nisar||150+ km/h|
|13||S Sreesanth||149.3 km/h|
|14||Shivam Mavi||149.3 km/h|
|15||RP Singh||147 km/h|
|16||Ajit Agarkar||145.5 km/h|
|17||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||140 km/h|
Mohammed Shami is one of the fastest bowlers in India. In the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023.
Shammi has only played three matches in the World Cup and took 14 wickets. Shami is in the rank sixth on ICC’s most wickets taker list.
In his prime time, he delivers the bowl at the 153.3 km/h speed. Mohammed Shami is also one of those few bowlers who took 5 or 4 wickets haul in a match. In this ICC World Cup Shami took his first fifer against New Zealand and the second time he took 5 wickets against Sri Lanka. Shami is the only one who took five wickets two times in the ICC World Cup tournament in 2023.
Jasprit Bumrah is the second-fastest bowler in the Indian cricket team right now. In the World Cup Jasprit is at the 5th rank for most wicket take list. Bumrah took 15 wickets in the seven matches.
Mostly Jasprit’s pace speed is around 153 km/h but in 2018 he clocked 153.26 km/h speed during the match against Australia.
Jasprit Bumrah has also recorded history with a wicket on the first ball of the innings and handed Sri Lanka’s opener Pathum Nissanka a golden duck.
23-year-old Umran Malik is the fastest bowler in the Indian cricket team. Since Umran’s 2021 IPL debut with Sunrisers Hyderabad, everyone has an eye on the pacer who throws the ball at 156 km/h speed. However, Umran Malik’s first International debut was in June 2022 against Ireland. Last Umran Malik’s fastest delivery in international cricket is 156 km/hr, which came against Sri Lanka in January 2023. His fastest ball in IPL is at 157 km/hr, which came against Delhi Capitals in 2022.
This was the fastest ball delivery ever recorded by the Indian pacer in history. Unfortunately, BCCI president Saurav Ganguli thinks, Umran Malik needs some more time to play in the Big events like the 2023 World Cup.
So these are the current fast bowlers in the Indian cricket team.
FAQs about Fastest Bowler in India
Who is the fastest bowler in India?
Umran Malik is the fastest bowler in the Indian Cricket Team.
Who took five wickets in the World Cup 2023?
Mohammed Shami took the fifer not only once but two times, the first time against New Zealand and the second time against Sri Lanka.
Who is the Golden Duck in the ICC Men’s World Cup?
Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka is the Golden Duck by a Jasprit Bumrah.