IPL 2021: 5 pacers who can bowl the fastest ball in the season
Here’s a look at 5 bowlers who can bowl the fastest ball IPL 2021
Updated - Apr 11, 2021 9:34 am
The long-awaited Indian Premier League is finally here and had the best possible start as the game between RCB and MI went down to the very last ball. The first match is most likely just a sign of what we are going to witness this season.
We have seen some express fast bowlers like Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Mitchell Johnson perform well in the league over the years, and the importance of having someone who can bowl at over 145 kph can not be underestimated. Such bowlers provide variety to the attack.
Bowlers with extra pace can hurry up the batsmen and we will see several such bowlers this season as well. All the fast bowlers will have a mini-battle to bowl the fastest delivery of the campaign.
Here’s a look at 5 bowlers who can bowl the fastest ball in IPL 2021:
Anrich Nortje (Delhi Capitals)
Anrich Nortje has been a terrific find for the South African team and has quickly established himself as a key player. His performances even earned him an IPL contract in 2019 when KKR picked him up, but injury ruled him out of the campaign.
However, he got a second chance to show his skills in the IPL when he was roped in as Chris Woakes’ replacement by DC last season. He enhanced his reputation significantly as he picked up 22 wickets in 16 games at a strike rate of 16.63.
His bowling partnership along with Kagiso Rabada was sensational for the Delhi Capitals and both of them terrified batsmen with their extreme pace and bounce. He bowled all four of the fastest deliveries last season including a ball at 156.22 kph against RR.