IPL 2024: Here are top five fastest deliveries bowled in tournament's history

Mayank Yadav is the latest entry in the list

By Web Desk
April 02, 2024
Mayank Yadav is playing his first IPL season. - BCCI

The Indian Premier League (IPL) consistently emerges as a platform where cricketing talents showcase their skills. Among its highlights, the blistering pace of certain deliveries by bowlers stands out as a spectacle

This premier tournament has become a canvas for fast bowlers to exhibit their skill, frequently unleashing thunderous deliveries that leave batsmen in awe. Through the years, numerous bowlers have showcased pace, striking fear into the hearts of their adversaries.

Fastest Balls Bowled in IPL History

As emerging talents like Umran Malik and Mayank Yadav showcase their exceptional pace abilities, the future of fast bowling in the IPL appears exceedingly promising. 

While we mention the present, it's also worth revisiting the past to look at some of the most electrifying moments. Here, are the top five fastest deliveries ever bowled in the history of the IPL:

1. Shaun Tait 157.71 kph - 2011

2. Lockie Ferguson 157.3 kph - 2022

3. Umran Malik 157 kph - 2022

4. Mayank Yadav 156.7 kph - 2024

5. Anrich Nortje 156.22 kph - 2020

Numerous young talents have excelled in the IPL, earning themselves the opportunity to don their national colours, with Mayank Yadav being the latest addition to this esteemed list. 

His stellar performance in the PBKS vs LSG match showcased his remarkable bowling prowess, with his lightning pace emerging as a standout feature of the IPL.

Consistently clocking speeds of 150 kph or more in most encounters, Yadav's delivery at 155.8 kph stood as the fastest in the competition.

He broke his own record in the ongoing RCB vs LSG match where he clocked 156.7 kph. Below are the five fastest balls recorded in IPL 2024 where the four belong to Yadav.

1. Mayank Yadav - 156.7 Kph

2. Mayank Yadav – 155.8 kph

3. Mayank Yadav – 153.9 kph

4. Mayank Yadav – 153.4 kph

5. Nandre Burger – 153 kph