The South African speedster clocked 156.22 km / h in a game against the Royals of Rajasthan.
South African right-hand man Anrich Nortje was a revelation for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and stole all the spotlight with his exploits with the ball. The fast tall bowler was roped to replace Chris Woakes and the move proved to be a masterstroke for the Capitals.
Throughout the Indian league, Nortje has managed to terrify the opposition and send shivers down their spine with his precise pace and length. Plus, he managed to crank up the speedometer with his blazing speed on several occasions. The 27-year-old made history by making the fastest delivery in IPL history as he hit 156.22 km / h in a game against the Rajasthan Royals.
Interestingly, the South African speed trader also won the second and third fastest delivery of the T20 extravagance after recording a pace of 155.21 and 154.74 respectively. While for many this record may seem unbreakable, IPL boasts of having several speed guns that have the charisma of owning the prestigious record.
Here is the list of 5 bowlers who can break Anrich Nortje’s record for the fastest ball (156.22 km / h) in IPL: –
1. Jofra Archer
With pace, precision, a late swing and a deadly bouncer, England’s Jofra Archer showed all the attributes of world cricket dominance. The right arm stimulator started his journey in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2018 with Rajasthan Royals (RR) and since then he has not looked back. He’s a vital cog in the RR lineup and has often smashed the speedometer with his relentless deliveries.
Archer had consistently fired lightning bolts during the 13th edition of the T20 extravagance as he landed the fastest delivery of his cricket career, which launched at 153.62 km / h. The England coach managed to terrify the opponent by registering the ball at a speed of 150 km / h + a notable number of times.
So, it won’t be a surprise if the Barbados-born couturier breaks Anrich Nortje’s bowling record, the Indian league’s fastest delivery in future editions. During his three-year run in the IPL, Archer managed to scalp 46 wickets in 35 games with a save 7.13 and an average of 21.3.