ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Mark Wood to Haris Rauf, 5 bowlers who could ball fastest delivery of tournament - IN PICS
The T20 World Cup 2022 is helping fast bowlers generate good pace. The tracks like MCG and Perth are pacey and bouncy and pacers have had a good time so far. The spinnes may not play a prominent role in this World as has been seen so far. So who is going to bowl the fastest delivery this World Cup or may be set the record for the fastest delivery ever bowled in World Cups. We take a look at five contenders who could do so.
Lockie Ferguson set IPL 2022 on fire with some very fast deliveries playing for Gujarat Titans. He is back playing for New Zealand in this World Cup and has already racked up good pace. You cannot rule him out from the contenders for the fastest ball of the tournament.
Haris Rauf was a sight to behold up untill the last two balls of his spell vs India when Virat Kohli tonked him for two back-to-back sixes. Rauf clocked 150 kph easily. He will bowl very, very fast and remember Pakistan have two matches scheduled at Perth, which is quite a fast pitch. He is a strong contender to bowl the fastest ball of the tournament.
He's young and he has fire in him buring all the time to bowl fast. Naseem Shah can consistently hit over 140 kph but can he take his best near 154 kph. Let's wait and watch.
Mark Wood began the World Cup fast and furious. In England's first match of th World Cup vs Afghanistan, he clocked over 140 kph on all 24 balls. One ball clocked 154 kph. The Afghans just could not cope with this sort of pace. This is still the fastest delivery of this World Cup so far.
The South African pacer is known all over the world for his pace and bounce. He will certainly enjoy bowling on the bouncy and fast tracks in Australia. Watch the speed gun every time he comes in racing to bowl.