Fastest Balls Bowled In ICC ODI Cricket World Cup

Fastest Balls Bowled in ICC ODI Cricket World Cup – Shoaib Akhtar holds the record for the fastest over bowled in World Cups, clocking 161.3, 158.4, 158.5, 157.4, 159.5 and 153.3 km/h in that over against England in 2003.Here is a rundown of the fastest balls ever bowled in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

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List Of The Fastest Balls Bowled In The ICC Cricket World Cup

RankBowlerTeamMatchGroundSpeed (km/h)
1Shoaib AkhtarPakistanv EnglandThe Oval161.3
2Shaun TaitAustraliav EnglandOld Trafford161.1
3Brett LeeAustraliav New ZealandEden Park160.8
4Dale SteynSouth Africav EnglandEdgbaston158.1
5Jasprit BumrahIndiav PakistanOld Trafford156.3

#1. Shoaib Akhtar – Pakistan

shoaib akhtar fastest ball speed
  • Match: Pakistan vs. England
  • Venue: The Oval
  • Speed: 161.3 km/h

Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan holds the record for the fastest ball ever bowled in the ICC Cricket World Cup. His lightning-fast delivery at 161.3 km/h (100.1 mph) left England’s Andrew Flintoff startled during the 2003 World Cup match at The Oval.

#2. Shaun Tait – Australia

Shaun Tait fastest ball
  • Match: Australia vs. England
  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Speed: 161.1 km/h

In the 2007 World Cup match at Old Trafford, Australia’s Shaun Tait stunned England’s Michael Vaughan with a searing delivery clocked at 161.1 km/h (100 mph), making him the second-fastest bowler in World Cup history.

#3. Brett Lee – Australia

brett lee fastest ball ever
  • Match: Australia vs. New Zealand
  • Venue: Eden Park
  • Speed: 160.8 km/h

During the 2003 World Cup encounter at Eden Park, Brett Lee of Australia bowled a blistering delivery at 160.8 km/h (99.8 mph), leaving New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming facing an incredible pace.

#4. Dale Steyn – South Africa

dale steyn fastest ball in his career
  • Match: South Africa vs. England
  • Venue: Edgbaston
  • Speed: 158.1 km/h

Dale Steyn, the South African speedster, delivered a scorching ball at 158.1 km/h (98.4 mph) during the 2015 World Cup match at Edgbaston, rattling England’s Eoin Morgan with his sheer pace.

#5. Jasprit Bumrah – India

Fastest Indian bowler
  • Match: India vs. Pakistan
  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Speed: 156.3 km/h

In the 2019 World Cup clash at Old Trafford, India’s Jasprit Bumrah showcased his pace prowess with a lightning-quick delivery at 156.3 km/h (97 mph), leaving Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq with little time to react.

FAQs on Fastest Bowlers in World Cricket History

Which Bowler Bowled Fastest Ball in ODI World Cup?

The fastest ball bowled in the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup was bowled by Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan. He bowled a delivery at 161.3 km/h (100.1 mph) to England batsman Andrew Flintoff in the 2003 World Cup match at The Oval.

Who are the top 5 fastest bowlers in ICC ODI Cricket World Cup history?

The top 5 fastest bowlers in ICC ODI Cricket World Cup history are

Shoaib Akhtar – 161.3 km/h (100.1 mph)
Shaun Tait – 161.1 km/h (100 mph)
Brett Lee – 160.8 km/h (99.8 mph)
Dale Steyn – 158.1 km/h (98.4 mph)
Jasprit Bumrah – 156.3 km/h (97 mph)

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