Sami, Mohammad (Fastest ball: 156.4 kmph) Mohammad Sami is the second quickest bowler in Pakistan cricket history. He rose to prominence at the start of his career but was unable to stay in international cricket owing to a succession of injuries and poor play. In April 2003, he delivered at 156.4 kmph versus Zimbabwe. This remains the highest speed recorded by a bowlers' arm in international cricket.
Anwar Ali was the first Pakistani bowler to break 150 kmph with a delivery when he did so against India on 4 January 1975. He remained the only fast bowler from his country until 1978 when Sami came into the team. He played only three matches before he was injured again. After recovering from his second injury, he retired in 1981 at the age of 28 years.
Sami started playing cricket at a time when indoor facilities were not available to players in many parts of the world. This meant that he had to spend most of his time training alone in order to improve his skills. He never received much support from the management or the coaches during his career and was always left out of the teams due to his injuries. However, he managed to fight back from each setback and continue working on his craft.
After joining the team in 1978, he almost immediately became one of the best quick bowlers in Asia. Under the captaincy of Imran Khan, Pakistan won the 1979 Cricket World Cup held in England.
161.3 km/h Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan delivered the fastest ball ever bowled in cricket history on February 22nd, 2003, reaching 161.3 km/h. He accomplished this accomplishment during an ICC Cricket World Cup match at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa, against England's batsman, Nick Knight. The ball was thrown to him by Akhtar after another English player, Andrew Symonds, had been dismissed for 99 runs.
Shoaib Akhtar played for Pakistan from 1993 to 2005, taking 541 wickets at an average of 33.88. During his career, he became one of the most feared bowlers in world cricket and is still regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in cricket history.
He started his international career at a very young age of 19 years and 274 days, and he finished it at 27 years and 266 days. In between, he played 21 Tests matches, scoring 472 runs with a batting average of 28.66 and a high score of 60. With his retirement, he has become the second oldest player behind Sir Donald Bradman to have scored 5000 runs and taken 100 wickets in Test cricket.
Akhtar came from a poor family, and he used to play street cricket in order to earn money for himself and his family. He worked as a taxi driver during his early years and then took up a job with the Pakistan Army before turning professional.
Akhtar, Shoaib Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan delivered the fastest ball ever bowled in cricket history on February 22nd, 2003, reaching 161.3 km/h. The umpire had no choice but to call a halt to the game because of the speed with which Akhtar was bowling.
Another fast bowler who has consistently ranked high in the list of best bowlers in the world is Shane Warne. Warne broke the record held by Akhtar with a delivery that reached 202.5 km/h during an Indian Premier League match in 2013. This makes him the only bowler to have sent down a ball that hit 200 km/h or more in an international cricket match.
In terms of average speed, Akhtar is number one while Warne is second. They are followed by Malcolm Lee and Bruce Maxwell of Australia and then Joel Garner and Fred "Killer" Kinney of New Zealand. All-time greats like Dennis Lillee, Muthiah Mahanthappa, and Anwar Ali also belong to this category.
The record for the highest amount of balls bowled in an over goes to Malcolm Lee with 51. He achieved this feat during a Test match match between India and Australia at Delhi in December 1976.
Yasir Shah is the quickest bowler in Test history to reach 200 wickets. Waqar Younis, another Pakistani, is in fifth place. ... List of players who have taken the fastest 200 test wickets
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