Top 5 fastest deliveries bowled in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Only three bowlers have clocked 150KMPH in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 so far.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, a pinnacle event in the world of cricket, has witnessed an extraordinary display of pace and skill as the world’s finest bowlers unleashed their lightning-fast deliveries on the grandest stage. With records being shattered and batsmen left in awe, this edition of the World Cup showcased some of the fastest and most intimidating bowlers the cricketing world has ever seen.
Now let’s delve into the top 5 fastest deliveries bowled in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:
5 – Mitchell Starc (147 kmph):
Mitchell Starc of Australia, has certainly left his mark on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 with his explosive pace. In a standout performance, he sent down a delivery at an impressive speed of 147 kilometers per hour (kmph), ranking it as the fifth fastest in the tournament. He has displayed his bowling prowess by claiming a total of 5 wickets in the first 3 matches he has played in the tournament.
4 – Gerald Coetzee (149 kmph):
Gerald Coetzee, wearing the South African colors, left cricket enthusiasts in awe as he bowled a thunderous delivery at a remarkable speed of 149 kilometers per hour (kmph) during South Africa’s first match against Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This exceptional feat placed him in the third position for the fastest deliveries in the tournament. In that game, South Africa showcased their cricketing prowess and emerged victorious with a commanding 102-run win over Sri Lanka.
3 – Haris Rauf (151 kmph):
Haris Rauf, representing Pakistan, unleashed a blistering delivery clocking in at an astonishing 151 kilometers per hour (kmph) in a match against Australia. This fiery pace earned him the third position for the fastest delivery in the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
2 – Lockie Ferguson (153 kmph):
Lockie Ferguson, wearing the New Zealand jersey, impressed the cricket world by delivering the second fastest ball of the CWC 2023, reaching a remarkable speed of 153 kilometers per hour (kmph). So far, Lockie Ferguson has taken six wickets in three games he has played in the ongoing tournament.
1 – Mark Wood (154 kmph):
In the inaugural match of the CWC 2023, held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Mark Wood of England delivered the fastest ball of the tournament, clocking a remarkable speed of 154 kilometers per hour (kmph). Despite Wood’s impressive performance, England had a formidable opponent in New Zealand and ultimately suffered an 9-wicket defeat in this encounter.
(All stats updated till 20th October, 2023)
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