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5 Current fast bowlers who can be the next pace sensation of this era

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Mohammad Amir of Pakistan. (Photo by Sarah Ansell/Getty Images)

After the serious shoulder injury to South African fast-bowling legend Dale Steyn in the recent Test series between South Africa and Australia, it seems highly unlikely that the speedster would be able to make a return to international cricket or bowl again with the same fire. It was a severe blow not just to South Africa, but to world cricket at large as Steyn was perhaps the last of the great fast bowlers from the previous era.

With Steyn slowly fading away, the fast bowling coffers of world cricket suddenly seems very brittle. However, among the new generation, there are quite a few pacers who have it in them to take the baton from Steyn and be the next big fast bowlers of this era. Let’s take a look at five such prospects.

1. Mitchell Starc (Australia):

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Australia’s Mitchell Starc celebrates after he dismissed Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilsha. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Left-arm fast bowlers are beautiful to watch. And this particular one can be absolutely devastating and relentless on his day. Mitchell Starc rose to prominence in the 2015 World Cup where was named Player of the Tournament for his 22 wickets at an incredible average of 10.18. His stunning 6/28 versus New Zealand where he almost single-handedly won the game for his team was the highlight of the tournament.

Starc can move the ball in to the batsman at searing pace and also get it away. He is easily one of the most difficult fast bowlers to face at present and if he can stay away from injuries, has the ability to be one of the best ever. 

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