Best Fast Bowlers in Cricket History

The Top Ten

Wasim Akram Wasim Akram is a Pakistani cricket commentator, coach and former cricketer, captain of Pakistan national cricket team.

He was the king of swing. He had the ability to swing the ball both side as well. He is one of the finest bowler in cricket history. He is the best bowler in test and one day match.

No doubt that Wasim Akram is the best fast bowler in the World. He could have more wickets but unfortunately he was born where no fast pitches were available & he bowled on slow dead wickets but he proved his ability and became world's greatest fast bowler.

Wasim akram not only the best fast bowler but also one of the most finest bowler of all time.

Wasim Akram real king of swing best bowler ever in cricket history honestly speaking he is the best

Dale Steyn

No one can ever beat dale. Each and every batsmen will be scared about his bowling. In ipl he is the best bowler ever seen. So I vote him as the all time best bowler. There is no bowler like steyn and there will be never.

Now what happened. Right now even he is not getting place in playing eleven.

Swing, Pace, Accuracy, Action, Celebrations, Aggression and mastering ALL FORMATS was what Dale Steyn did in his career. Nothing more to achieve!

Dale steyn is the best fast bowler. He can swing the ball both the two sides. He is my favorite bowler. His bowling speed does not comes under 135 km/s.

Best opening bowler for any playing surface, he took important wickets everywhere he went. Unfortunately he explained lots of injuries towards the end of his career. All the best Stain Remover!

Glen Mcgrath

His line and length makes him the best. One of the few that could stop the laras and tandulkers.

He was a machine that just kept on going.

Mcgrath is far better bowler than Akram in test matches. His record, average strike rare, economy all better than akram in both forms of the game. In test which is real cricket he has 149 more wickets than Akram. His home & away record both are excellent. His percentage of wicket of top order batsman is much higher than Akram. Mcgrath is the most successful fast bowler in history of the game.

Length & line oodg very was bowling his & taker wicket great a was He

Number 1 Bowler

Best bowling in World Cup history

3 World Cup Winning Australia

McGrath is leading bowler

Brett Lee Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and film actor. He is a former Channel Nine Commentator.

Brett lee is the world best fast bowler... I don't why he is 15% of vote... I love brett lee very much. His million dollar cute smile

One of the best pace bowlers I have ever seen in cricket history

Bret lee's fast is just so fast I don't know how the batsmen can hit brett lee's fast bowling he outstanding I have never seen a fast bowler so far

Brett Lee was my childhood hero. He was most deadliest bowler and quickest like light.

Dennis Lillee

The greatest Fast bowler of them all

The complete bowler, could and did it all. Still considered the best by his peers and that counts for more than us cricket tragics reminiscing over our favourite era we grew up in.

The perfect combination of pace and consistency

Best fast bowler ever! Could bowl with sheer pace, deadly accuracy, could swing it both ways, could cut it both ways, and could bowl very long spells! Sheer class

Malcolm Marshall

Arguably the greatest of all time. Any pitch conditions,anywhere in the world. Could do it all

Best Bowler at peak
Westindies greatest when WI white wash England (may be twice)

How did he generate so much pace for a relatively short man? Died far too young and suspect suspect he would have been a great inspiration and coach to future generations in the WIS and much further afield.

Fast leg cutters either way, vicious bouncers rising at a good length but also could make the ball speed on with little bounce. Unplayable and a very nice person

Shoaib Akhtar

How is he on number 13? He should be 1st! Absolutely an amazing bowler. Just Love him.

He was a like Thunder lightening..just love to watch him bowling

He is a top bowler in the world. He create the bowl, if pakistan won the champians tropy 2013 please please please shoib akher come back please.

Shoaib was more lethal faster and had more swing than lee...He deserves second position

Waqar Younis

Anyone who has seen him bowl during the early nineties, can't name any other bowler (including Wasim) to be better than Waqar. He was the most fearsome bowler of all times due to his unplayable toe crushing yorkers.

Our selector do not good with waqar younis

Great and number one great bowler in cricket history'i m big fan waqar younas is master blaster bowler

No one has much control on recerse swing as waqar had

Allan Donald

Allan has experience against some of the bowlers in the world like tendulker ponting and kallis

A pleasure to watch this man bowl... Sheer class

I don't understand why he got only 2 percent he is the most dangerous fast bowlers in the world ever to the game

The smoothest bowling action ever. Poetry in motion.

Zaheer Khan Zaheer Khan is an Indian former cricketer who played all forms of the game for the Indian national team from 2000 till 2014.

He is one of the best bowler in India at the time of very bad situation he know how to bowl and he is yorker specialist

I think he should be in top 5 as he can take wickets on any pitch and he has done it a lot of times and

He is abowler who has a wonderful arm action and is the only spearhead in india team. He is an excellent bowler, must keep it up.

He is best swing bowler he is the best

The Contenders

Curtly Ambrose

wasim is best-left arm fast bowler but Ambrose is from another planet

13! Seriously? How on earth did you lot find 12 bowlers to put higher on the list? I suspect nepotism plays a big roll and that's just plain stupid. I'm from South Africa and I'm a big fan of Donald. He had probably the best bowling action, but never ever was he better than Ambrose. He was terrifyingly good when he was fired up, but he would not rate himself above the greatest of the great Windies bowlers. Same with Steyn. I think Steyn is the last of the great fast bowlers, but never ever better than Ambrose and Marshall. The presence of Zaheer is just pure number of dumbass votes. The real Indian fans know who the greatest fast bowlers where and they adored and respected them even though they didn't have greats themselves (with the possible exception of Kapil Dev, but still not top 10). Anyone thinking Malinga belongs in the top ten, smokes their socks. The rest I'm ok with, except the order. Brett Lee was truly awesome, but not number 3? My top 3 in no particular order is Akram, ...more

One of the toughest bowler I had ever seen, each delivery of his would look attacking d rib cage of batsmen

Tall, fast and scary... Rarely bowled a ball and when you riled him up, he would run through the opposition like a hot knife through butter. Remember Perth?

Fred Trueman

He's a Legend, I guess he's not higher because he's historic, but check his stats out.

The fastest and most accurate fast bowler with a memory for all batsmen's weaknesses. Like all quickies his speed died down with age but he became a cleverer and better bowler. Even the great West Indies sides of the 60's were afraid of Fred.

Great genuinely fast bowler whose test wicket haul was achieved in an era of five home tests and an overseas tour per year, not as today with 365 days a year cricket.

FIERY FRED.. The fastest English Bowler

Shane Robert Watson

He is my favorite he is in my top ten list

How can this spud be ranked higher than Hadlee?

Hello Watson

Watson sir u r all rounder and hard hitter in legside pitch.
your batting style was amazing
I am your fan sir

Michael Holding

He is the best bowler of some greatest bowlers I have ever seen.

Most effective and most graceful silent assasin. Somerimes even umpires wouldn't realize that he has passed them and bowler a ball. Truly the greatest.

Sheer pace and length.. Bowled the finest over in history to geoffrey boycott

Whispering death. Sublime grace and pace.

Lasith Malinga

Malinga can bowl super fast reverse swinging yorkers in to your toe. He is a bower with slinging action and change the speed change the length regularly. I think when he is in mood greatest players even in big trouble. Beware of lion of Asia

The only bowler who has the unique bowling style and often used to take important wickets when his nation is in need

Malinga is the Best ODI and T20 bowler. No one can bowl in the death overs as he does.

He is the best death bowler ever. His inswinging yorkers terrifies the bowler. Even knowing that it comes, batsmen can not avoid getting out. He is the most accurate fast bowler ever

Alan Keith Davidson

One of the best fast bowlers of all time. Him along with Akram are the best left arm quicks of all time.

Accurate as!

great left arm swingbowler and fast.

Junaid Khan

His bowling action is wonderful then others

Voting for humid khan

Junaid khan is the best

How can this spud be ranked higher than Barnes?

Shane Bond

TEST:bond only played 18 matches but amazingly got a staggering 87 wickets the reason was he had lots of unfortunate injuries. He had an amazing average of 22.09 and NZ's best strike rate:38.7 ODI:he has set 7 New Zealand records1. Best bowling in an innings 6/19 2. Best career average 20.88 3. The most 4 wicket-plus hauls 11 all of this in only 82 matches. WOW!

Number one bowler in nz

Shane bond only one best bowler in cricket history

No doubt he would be the best if he didn't have injuries.

James Anderson James Michael Anderson,, usually known as Jimmy Anderson, is an English international cricketer who plays for Lancashire County

Trent Bridge vs New Zealand this guy swung the ball like never seen

You can't put Anderson this low in the list. He is absolutely lethal with the duke's ball. Everything aside its just a pleasure watching him bowl.

In my opinion, Anderson is the best fast bowler and he deserves to be in the top 10 list.

Why this man isn't in at least the top 5 is ridiculous! About to be the highest wicket taker in the history of the game, a mere 400 years or so. Jimmy is class personified...

Keith Miller

Worlds best alrounder + greatest showman

Most convincing player of 1948 invincible bradman team.best allrounder of game history.a great fast bowler with lindwall and johnston.

Mitchell Starc Mitchell Aaron Starc, is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues.

He should be the 2nd best pace bowler of all time after wazim akram

He is the best bowler but there is no jasprit bhumrah in the list.

He is a very fast bowler and deserves Ann award. I think there should be an award for best bowler in 2017

The best in the world at present and has done more than what others done in their entire carrier.

Richard Hadlee

Could place the ball wherever he wanted. If bowlers were rated on stats he would be at the top

How can he not be the best.. Just take a look at the averages.. The stats never lie... Absolute perfectionist at swing bowling.. Terrorised the best. Especially later in his career.. Absolutely devastating. Carried a whole country. I'm sure everyone will look to who they like and by numbers he'll never get there.. But the stats don't lie

Look at the figures, this guy was in a team full if average players, he won games single handed. I'm not a kiwi but remember watching him bowl, he was a awesome bowler and I think it would take a good argument to put him out of a real top 3 of All time greatest bowlers

Hadlee was a game changer and all opposing teams knew it. When the ball was in his hands you knew New Zealand had a chance to win it, his present on the pitch alone was enough to put whole teams off their game.

Mitchell Johnson

Fastest Bowler Ever. He'll soon break Shoaib Akhtar's record. The Most lethal bowler when he is consistent. An absolute match winner. Won Australia the whole Ashes series 5-0.

Fastest Bowler. He'll son break Shoaib Akhtar's record. Most lethal Bowler when he gets it right.

An Intimidating Look In The Eyes, Tattoos On The Left Arm & Speed Over 150 km/h Is Enough To Say About The Ability Of This Man.

Recent Wicket Machine for Australia

Shaun Pollock

Greatest when it comes to line and length next to Glenn McGrath

Just one word only- impeccable!
Remainders are history

Imran Khan

The greatest all-rounder who was also a fast bowler and team captain!

He is a ever green all rounder in world cricket history

Simpy the most consistent All- Rounder.

He is wonder ful

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