Top 5 Greatest Fast Bowlers In Cricket History

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Top 5 Greatest Fast Bowlers In Cricket History

 

1- Joel Garner

Joel Garner is a  former West Indian Cricketer.He was a fast bowler capable of ripping through the heart of opposite team.He was a member of the highest ranked team in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Garner made his test debut against Pakistan on 18 February 1977 and he played his last test on 15 March 1987 against New Zealand. Garner,s ODI debut was against Pakistan on 16 March 1977 and played his last ODI on 28 March 1987 v New Zealand. In 58 tests he got 259 wickets with the bowling average of 20.97 and his best bowling figure was 6 wickets for 56 runs.

He played 98 ODI and got 146 wickets with the bowling average of 18.84, which is ever best in ODI cricket history.

Dennis Lillee

Dennis Keith Lillee is a former fast bowler of Australian Cricket team.He was rated as an outstanding fast bowler of his generation.his test debut was on 29 January 1971 v England and played his last test on 02 January 1984 v Pakistan. He played his first ODI on 24 January 1972 v England and his last ODI was on 18 June 1983 v West Indies. In 70 tests Lillee got 355 wickets with the bowling average of 23.92, and 7 wickets for 83 runs was his best bowling in tests. In ODI his career was very short. He played 63 ODI and got 103 wickets with the bowling average of  20.82 and 5 wickets for 34 runs was his best figures.

    Michael Holding

Michael Anthony Holding was a great fast bowler of West Indies.He was fast and accurate and he used his height to get bounce and zip off the pitch.Micheal Holding played 60 tests and got 249 wickets with the average of 23.68 and 8 wickets for 92 was his best bowling.In 102 ODI he got 142 wickets with the average of 21.36 and 5/26 was his best bowling.

Wasim Akram

He is a former fast bowler of Pakistan team.He is regarded as a best left-arm fast bowler in cricket history. He was the first bowler to reach the 500 wickets mark in ODI cricket during 2003 World Cup.He made his test debut on 25 January 1985 v New Zealand. In 104 tests he got 414 wickets with the average of 23.62 and 7/119 was his best bowling figure. His ODI debut was on 23 November 1984 v New Zealand.Wasim Akram played 356 ODI and got 502 wickets with the average of 23.52, and 5/15 was his best bowling.

Curtly Ambrose

Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose is a former great fast bowler of West Indies Cricket Team. He was a tall bowler and this made him easy for him to get bounced and pace. Due to his pace, bounce, and accuracy, he was a difficult bowler for the batsman to face. He started his International career on 2 April 1988 v Pakistan and ended it on 23 April 2000 v Pakistan. In 98 tests he got 405 wickets with the average of 20.99 and8/45 was his best bowling. In 176 ODI he got 225 wickets with the bowling average of 24.12 and 5/17 was his best bowling figures.

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