5 Current Indian fast bowlers who can clock 150 kmph
One cannot deny the fact a batsman starts feeling uncomfortable if a bowler clocks 150 kmph on the speedometer even in the new era.
Updated - Feb 16, 2020 6:36 pm
The sport of cricket has evolved over the years with T20 cricket replacing Tests and ODIs as the most popular form of the game. The fans and even a majority of the players prefer playing T20 cricket because of the nature of that format. Since there are not many overs to bat, the batsmen look to slog right from the word ‘go’. This format had made life difficult for the bowlers.
However, in the last few years, the bowlers have come up with some new variations to perplex the batsmen. The knuckle ball and the slower bouncer are just a few examples of it. While the modern-day bowlers keep these weapons in their arsenal, the fans cannot deny the fact a batsman starts feeling uncomfortable if a bowler clocks 150 kmph on the speedometer even in the new era. There is no one who can beat raw pace consistently and India has developed a lot of pacers who can breach this landmark regularly.
Here’s a look at the 5 current Indian fast bowlers who can hit 150 kmph on the speed gun:
1. Jasprit Bumrah
The Ahmedabad-based fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah has quickly become one of the best bowlers of the world because of his unique action and yorker bowling ability. He is the most lethal bowler in white-ball cricket and the speedster has even achieved a lot of success in Test cricket with his pace bowling.
He plays for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL where he will form a partnership with the trio of Lasith Malinga, Trent Boult and Mitchell McClenaghan this year. Bumrah has often bowled deliveries which exceeded the 150 kmph mark.
Although he seemed to be out of touch in the series against New Zealand, the cricket universe expects Bumrah to take the advantage of the pace-friendly conditions and make a heroic comeback in the Test series.