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These lists are based on the most recent international game played by each bowler, but in some circumstances the necessary data is unavailable. In these situations, the data used is from the most recent game where this data is available, and is listed in italics. The main source of information on bowling speeds is Hawkeye data as published on the ICC website. However this is not universally used and depends on which system the host broadcaster / board use for ball-tracking. Matches in Australia and New Zealand currently use the rival Virtual Eye system, and though some speed data is available it is not comprehensive.

Top current international fast bowlers by average speed[]

Template:Color box Last Innings Average 140+ kmph Template:Color box Last Innings Average 135+ kmph Template:Color box Last Innings Average 130+ kmph
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Average speed(kph) Player Bowling style Age Fastest Delivery (kph) Last recorded International Last recorded Match Start Date
142.8 Flag of West Indies West Indies Oshane Thomas Right Arm 24 147.3[1] 3rd T20I (D/N), West Indies tour of Bangladesh at Dhaka Template:Dts
141.9 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand w:Lockie Ferguson Right Arm 30 151.5[2] 3rd ODI (D/N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai Template:Dts
141.6 West indies cricket board flag.png West Indies w:Shannon Gabriel Right Arm 33 148.7[3] 2nd inning, 1st Test, England tour of West Indies at Bridgetown Template:Dts
140.6 w:Kagiso Rabada Right Arm 26 145.9[4] Only T20I (N), South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo Template:Dts
139.7 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand w:Adam Milne Right Arm 29 149.1[5] 2nd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai Template:Dts
139.4 Flag of England.svg England w:Olly Stone Right Arm 28 143.3[6] 3rd ODI (D/N), England tour of Sri Lanka at Kandy Template:Dts
139.1 Flag of Australia.svg Australia w:Mitchell Starc Left Arm 31 147.9[7] 2nd Test, Australia vs Pakistan at Dubai Template:Dts
139.1 Flag of India.svg India w:Umesh Yadav Right Arm 34 143.1[8] 1st T20I (N), West Indies tour of India at Kolkata Template:Dts
138.3 Flag of Australia.svg Australia w:Billy Stanlake Right Arm 26 147.3[9] 2nd T20I (N), Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai Template:Dts
137.9 Flag of England.svg England w:Stuart Broad Right Arm 35 144.0[10] 3rd Test, England tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo Template:Dts
137.5 w:Lahiru Kumara Right Arm 24 143.1[11] 5th ODI (D/N), South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo Template:Dts
137.5 Template:Country data PAK w:Usman Shinwari Left Arm 27 141.5[12] 3rd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai Template:Dts
137.4 Flag of India.svg India w:Mohammed Shami Right Arm 31 144.9[13] 2nd ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India at Visakhapatnam Template:Dts
137.3 w:Lungi Ngidi Right Arm 25 143.2[14] Only T20I (N), South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo Template:Dts
137.3 w:Dushmantha Chameera Right Arm 29 143.0[15] 5th ODI (D/N), England tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo Template:Dts
137.2 Flag of England.svg England w:Ben Stokes Right Arm 30 144.4[16] 3rd Test, England tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo Template:Dts

Qualification: Last international match for a player (in any format) in last year, sorted by Last Innings Average Speed (> 137kmph/85.1mph)
Last updated: 21 October 2018

Top current international fast bowlers by top speed[]

Fastest Delivery (kph) Player Bowling style Age Average speed (kph) Last International match Match Start Date
150.x Flag of Australia.svg Australia Mitchell Starc Left Arm 31 NA[17] ball 41.4, 3rd inning, 1st Test (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of Australia at Brisbane Template:Dts
149.5 West indies cricket board flag.png West Indies Shannon Gabriel Right Arm 33 140.2[18] ball 50.2, 4th inning, 1st Test, England tour of West Indies at Bridgetown Template:Dts
149.1 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Adam Milne Right Arm 29 139.7[19] 2nd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai Template:Dts
149.x Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Lockie Ferguson Right Arm 30 NA[20] ball 17.4, 1st inning, 2nd ODI (D/N), India tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui Template:Dts
148.8 Flag of India.svg India Jasprit Bumrah Right Arm 27 NA[21] ball 93.3, 2nd inning, 4th Test, India tour of Australia at Sydney, Jan 3-7 2019 Template:Dts
147.3 West indies cricket board flag.png West Indies Oshane Thomas Right Arm 24 142.8[22] 3rd T20I (D/N), West Indies tour of Bangladesh at Dhaka Template:Dts
147.3 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Billy Stanlake Right Arm 26 138.3[23] 2nd T20I (N), Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai Template:Dts
147.x Kagiso Rabada Right Arm 26 NA[24] ball 2.3, 1st inning, 2nd ODI (D/N), Pakistan tour of South Africa at Durban Template:Dts
146.x Lahiru Kumara Right Arm 24 NA[25] ball 27.4, 2nd inning, 1st Test (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of Australia at Brisbane Template:Dts
146.x Dale Steyn Right Arm 38 NA[26] ball 61.3, 4th inning, 3rd Test, Pakistan tour of South Africa at Johannesburg Template:Dts

Qualification: Last international match for a player (in any format) in last year, sorted by maximum speed > 145kmph/90mph.
Last updated: 21 October 2018

  1. 3rd T20I (D/N), West Indies tour of Bangladesh at Dhaka, Dec 22 2018
  2. 3rd ODI (D/N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Nov 11 2018
  3. 1st Test, England tour of West Indies at Bridgetown, Jan 23-27 2019
  4. 1st Test, Pakistan tour of South Africa at Centurion, Dec 26-28 2018
  5. 2nd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Nov 2 2018
  6. 3rd ODI (D/N), England tour of Sri Lanka at Kandy, Oct 17 2018
  7. 2nd Test, Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 16-19 2018
  8. 1st T20I (N), West Indies tour of India at Kolkata, Nov 4 2018
  9. 2nd T20I (N), Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Oct 26 2018
  10. 3rd Test, England tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo, Nov 23-27 2018
  11. 5th ODI (D/N), South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo, Aug 12 2018
  12. 3rd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Nov 4 2018
  13. 2nd ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Oct 24 2018
  14. Only T20I (N), South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo, Aug 14 2018
  15. 5th ODI (D/N), England tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo, Oct 23 2018
  16. 3rd Test, England tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo, Nov 23-27 2018
  17. 1st Test (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of Australia at Brisbane, Jan 24-26 2019
  18. 1st Test, England tour of West Indies at Bridgetown, Jan 23-27 2019
  19. 2nd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Nov 2 2018
  20. [http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18808/commentary/1153692/new-zealand-vs-india-2nd-odi-india-in-new-zealand-2018-19?innings=1 2nd ODI (D/N), India tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Jan 26 2019]
  21. 4th Test, India tour of Australia at Sydney, Jan 3-7 2019
  22. 3rd T20I (D/N), West Indies tour of Bangladesh at Dhaka, Dec 22 2018
  23. 2nd T20I (N), Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Oct 26 2018
  24. 2nd ODI (D/N), Pakistan tour of South Africa at Durban, Jan 22 2019
  25. 1st Test (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of Australia at Brisbane, Jan 24-28 2019
  26. 3rd Test, Pakistan tour of South Africa at Johannesburg, Jan 11-14 2019
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