Speed is one of the most crucial weapons of any fast thrower. Just as the speed without swing or variations makes it easy for any batsman to hit a pitcher for comfortably runs, the lack of pace could prove to be just as important. So bowlers need to keep everything in sync between formats to make life difficult for batsmen, regardless of location or conditions.
Over the years, mainly in IPL, several bowlers have established themselves by their frantic pace. With IPL providing opportunities for even the roughest cricketers, they gain the confidence to play at full speed. As such, the speeds they achieve are widely recognized, even international teams plan to have them with them as soon as possible.
We take a look at the top 5 fastest bowlers from the 2021 IPL so far:
5. Pat Cummins – 146.71 km / h:
Pat Cummins, couturier of the Kolkata Knight Riders, their most cherished player, was a skillful cricketer. While Pat Cummins has yet to produce a performance stack for the Knight Riders, he has done well and is emerging as a reliable and hard-hitting drummer as well. The 27-year-old’s availability is questionable for the UAE stage of the 2021 IPL.
Meanwhile, Pat Cummins’ fastest ball hit 146.71 km / h during the 2021 IPL. The right-hand speedster became the franchise’s biggest wicket taker this year, winning nine scalps in seven games at 26.33. But the double champions remain in seventh position on the points table with just two wins from seven matches.