IPL 2022 – 3 Fastest Deliveries in the history of the tournament
Cricket fans get a taste of high-end performances by newcomers on the field with each season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Every year, an uncapped talent arrives with unknown potential to steal the spotlight away from the already announced prodigies. Pacers from around the world have left their mark on the international audience with lightning-fast deliveries throughout the history of the IPL.
Over the course of the IPL’s 15-year history, fast bowlers such as Dale Steyn and Jofra Archer have come into the league with a reputation for scaring hitters with full seam deliveries. Their ability to regularly bowl at speeds in excess of 150kph distinguishes them from the competition. While other bowlers struggle to reach 140kph, these speedsters effortlessly break the record.
Anrich Nortje has recently occupied all of the slots for the fastest ball, but a fresh Indian phenom, Umran Malik, is taking it to the course in every match. While this was the case in the previous two editions, Shaun Tait’s bowling in India was a highlight of the IPL. In this article, we are going to talk about three of the fastest deliveries to be bowled in the history of the tournament.
Number 1. Anrich Nortje (Delhi Capitals) – 156.2 kmph
South Africa’s quick bowler Anrich Nortje is currently one of the world’s quickest bowlers. For the past few IPL seasons, he has consistently touched 150kmph+. He is ranked eighth among bowlers in the ICC Men’s T20I rankings. Year after year, the 28-year-old pacer is proving to be a brilliant bowler in cricket’s shortest format.
Nortje will join the Delhi Capitals as a substitute for Chris Woakes in the IPL in August 2020. Nortje bowled at 156.22 km/h to Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals in the 30th match of the IPL 2020 on October 14, 2020. Despite the fact that it was a boundary, the Proteas fast demonstrated to the world that he can bowl at an extraordinary pace.
Nortje is responsible for instilling fear in the batsmen. He is expected to bowl well during the first powerplay of the inning. Since making his T20I debut against India in 2019, the pacer has been South Africa’s main pacer.
Number 2. Umran Malik (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 157 kmph
The young fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir has the potential to become the nation’s latest fast bowling sensation. With his lightning-fast deliveries that leave batsmen in amazement, he has emerged as one of the season’s best developing performers. Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson, in particular, saves his overs so that he can wreak havoc on the opposition in the slog overs.
Malik hit Rovman Powell with a thunderbolt that clocked 157 kmph in the match against the Delhi Capitals. The incident occurred in the final over of Delhi’s innings, and Powell only needed to contact with the ball as it sped over the boundary.
Umran is proving the SRH management correct in keeping him by consistently bowling over 150kmph in every match. Despite the fact that he has not been frugal with his deliveries, he has managed to shake the batsman’s confidence. This season, he has 15 wickets in 10 matches and an economy of 8.92.
Number 3. Shaun Tait (Rajasthan Royals) – 157.3 kmph
Shaun Tait, an Australian cricketer, was the world’s fastest bowler in his early career. Because of his flinging bowling movement, he was dubbed “The Wild Thing.” In 2017, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. In the year 2022, the Pakistan national cricket team hired the prodigy as a bowling coach.
Tait has been regarded as “erratic,” despite the fact that his unpredictability has resulted in his being a beneficial element in dismissing batsmen. Tait has also been chastised for being ‘expensive’ throughout his career. He did, however, get a reputation for bowling fast and rattling batsmen.
Tait bowled the quickest delivery in IPL history for the Rajasthan Royals from 2010 to 2013, which remains unbroken to this day. Against the Delhi Daredevils, he averaged 157.3 kph.