Cricket fans worldwide are fascinated by super-fast balls and bowlers who throw them. IPL, or Indian Premier League, features some of the fastest bowlers worldwide, and we get to see some of the fastest balls in cricket.
Last year, we saw two of the fastest balls in IPL history from Lockie Ferguson and Umran Malik. But did you know that the fastest ball in IPL history was made in IPL 2011? That record has never been broken till now, even though many have tried. The second and third fastest bowlers in this list have come close to the first record, but the record still holds.
Another interesting fact is that 4 out of the 10 fastest balls in this list are from the IPL 2022 season! The 2020 IPL season also has 4 balls on this list. The rest two are from IPL 2011 and IPL 2012!
As the 2023 season of IPL is starting, let us go through the list of fastest balls in IPL history!
Fastest Ball in IPL 2023
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Lockie Ferguson – 154.1 kmph
Lockie Ferguson bowled the fastest ball in IPL 2023. The Kolkata Knight Rider player showed his speed force against Gujarat Titans. During the match, his delivery was clocked at 154.1 kmph.
Umram Malik – 152 kmph
Uram Malik is currently the second fastest bowler in the IPL 2023 season. Malik is playing for Rajasthan, and in his first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the player bowled a delivery with a speed of 152 kmph.
Mark Wood – 151.2 kmph
Mark Wood threw the second-fastest ball in IPL 2023 during the match against Chennai Super Kings. Wood plays for Lucknow Super Giants, and he dismissed MS Dhoni in the 20th over with a delivery at a speed of 151.2 kmph.
Anrich Nortje – 149 Kmph
Anrich Nortje is the third most fast bowler in IPL 2023. He plays for Delhi Capitals. During the match against Gujarat Titans, Anrich Nortje clocks around 149 Kmph of ball that knocked out Shubham Gill.
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Fastest Ball In IPL
|Player Name||Speed (kmph)||Team||IPL Season|
|Shaun Tait||157.71||Delhi Daredevils||IPL 2011|
|Lockie Ferguson||157.3||Sunrisers Hyderabad||IPL 2022|
|Umran Malik||157||Sunrisers Hyderabad||IPL 2022|
|Anrich Nortje||156.22||Delhi Capitals||IPL 2020|
|Umran Malik||156||Sunrisers Hyderabad||IPL 2022|
|Anrich Nortje||155.1||Delhi Capitals||IPL 2020|
|Umran Malik||154.8||Sunrisers Hyderabad||IPL 2022|
|Anrich Nortje||154.7||Delhi Capitals||IPL 2020|
|Dale Steyn||154.4||Deccan Chargers||IPL 2012|
|Kagiso Rabada||154.23||Delhi Daredevils||IPL 2020|
1. Shaun Tait – 157.71 kmph – IPL 2011
The fastest ball bowled in an IPL match was by Shaun Tait. He was not just one of the bowlers not only in IPL but also in all formats.
Injuries plagued him, but he had a decent career in IPL 2011. He was an Australian fast bowler who played for Rajasthan Royals from 2010 to 2013 and played 21 matches. He took 23 wickets in his career spanning four years.
He bowled the fastest ball in IPL, clocking 157.7 kmph to Aaron Finch, against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). Even after a decade, his record of the fastest ball in IPL still holds.
2. Lockie Ferguson – 157.3 kmph – IPL 2022
Lockie Ferguson delivered the fastest ball in IPL 2022, the second-quickest in IPL history.
Lockie Ferguson is one of the fastest bowlers currently, and he plays for the New Zealand cricket team in international cricket. He is known for his “searing pace and lethal bouncers”.
Ferguson was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad and bowled the second fastest ball in IPL at a speed of 157.3 kmph in the final against Rajasthan Royals in the finals, against Jos Buttler.
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3. Umran Malik – 157 kmph – IPL 2022
Umran Malik delivered the fastest ball ever bowled by an Indian in IPL. He is India’s fastest bowler currently, and he bowled the third-fastest ball in IPL history in IPL 2022 season.
He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and Jammu and Kashmir in domestic cricket. He made his T20I debut for India against Ireland on 26 June 2022.
In IPL 2022, Umran Malik bowled the third fastest ball against Delhi Capital’s Rovman Powell, clocking a speed of 157 kmph.
4. Anrich Nortje – 156.22 kmph – IPL 2020
Anrich Nortje bowled the fourth fastest ball in IPL history in the 2020 season of IPL.
Anrich Nortje is a South African cricketer currently signed by Delhi Capitals for the 2023 season. He played for Delhi Capitals after being released from Kolkata Knight Riders before the 2022 season.
Nortje bowled the fourth fastest ball clocked at a speed of 156.22 kmph to Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals.
5. Umran Malik – 156 kmph – IPL 2022
Umran Malik, again, bowled the fifth-fastest ball in the history of IPL. It was also from the 2022 season of IPL, and he delivered a 156 kmph paced ball against Delhi Capitals while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
6. Anrich Nortje – 155.1 kmph – IPL 2020
Anrich Nortje is here again with the sixth-fastest ball, clocked at 155.1 kmph. That too in IPL 2020 season, where he bowled for Delhi Capitals against Rajasthan Royals.
7. Umran Malik – 154.8 kmph – IPL 2022
Oh hey, Umran Malik is at it again with his delivery against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022 while representing Sunrisers Hyderabad. He delivered a 154.8 kmph paced ball, making it the seventh fastest ball in the history of IPL.
8. Anrich Nortje – 154.7 kmph – IPL 2020
Anrich Nortje is on the list for a third time again for delivering the eighth fastest ball in IPL. In IPL 2020, he delivered a ball with a pace of 154.7 kmph against Rajasthan Royals while representing Delhi Capitals.
9. Dale Steyn – 154.4 kmph – IPL 2012
Dale Steyn is known for being one of the fastest bowlers of his generation, and he’s featured in the list of fastest balls in IPL.
Dale Steyn is a former South African cricketer; he made his IPL debut in 2008, has played 95 matches, and took 97 wickets. Steyn bowled a 154.4 kmph paced ball for Deccan Chargers in the 2012 IPL season.
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10. Kagiso Rabada – 154.23 kmph – IPL 2020
Kagiso Rabada is a South African cricketer currently playing for Delhi Capitals. He is known for regularly bowling in the 140-150 kmph range.
In the IPL 2020 season, he clicked 154.23 kmph ball while representing Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who bowled the fastest ball in IPL 2022?
Lockie Ferguson bowled the fastest ball in IPL 2022, which clocked 157.3 Kmph speed.
Who is the world’s fastest bowler now?
Umran Malik and Lockie Ferguson are the current fastest bowlers in the world currently.
Which Indian player has the fastest ball in IPL?
Umran Malik has the fastest ball in IPL; he bowled 157 Kmph ball in the 2022 IPL season.
What is Umran Malik’s fastest ball?
Umran Malik’s fastest ball in IPL is the 157 Kmph ball he bowled in the 2022 IPL season.
Who is the No.1 Fast Bowler in IPL?
Shaun Tait is the no. 1 fast bowler in IPL history.