5 fastest bowls delivered by spinners in cricket [VIDEO]

Here are the top five fastest deliveries!

Shahid Afridi
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 31: Shahid Afridi of the ICC World XI bowls during the Hurricane Relief T20 match between the ICC World XI and West Indies at Lord’s Cricket Ground on May 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Spin bowlers have a number of tricks up their sleeves, bowling the wrong ones – Doosra and Googly – the carom ball and a few others. But what surprises the batsman more than anything is, probably, a spinner bowling a quicker one as they are expecting it the least.

In this article, we will take a look at the top five fast deliveries bowled by spinners. These deliveries were bowled across all the formats and leagues.

Five fastest balls bowled by spinner

5. Shadab Khan to Joe Root (111 KMPH)

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Shadab Khan has established himself as one of the finest cricketers in a short span of time. The leg spinner knows the art of taking wickets. And, if things are not going his way, he will come up with something. This is precisely what we saw against England in the World Cup 2019. Joe Root was batting well at 107 but Shadab Khan bowled a 111 KMPH delivery to get him caught at the point.

4. Krunal Pandya to Marcus Stoinis (112.5 KMPH)

The number 4 on the list is the Indian cricketer, Krunal Pandya, who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket, and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. During the IPL 2020, he surprised power-hitter Marcus Stoinis with a bouncer. The bowl was clocked at 112.5 KMPH. However, the Aussie cricketer comfortably played the ball for a run.

3. Piyush Chawla to Shane Watson (117 KMPH)

Piyush Chawla lef India’s spin bowling department for a brief time back in the days. During an IPL match, Chawla bowled the fastest delivery of his cricket career and it was totally worth it. He stunned Shane Watson with his delivery as the Aussie cricketer lost his wicket.

2. Anil Kumble to Marcus Trescothick (118 KMPH)

Anil Kumble is one of the greatest spin bowlers the game of cricket has ever seen. At time, the Karnataka-based cricketer was totally unplayable with his spin bowling variations. However, during an ODI against England, Kumble shocked England ace Marcus Trescothick with a perfect 118 KMP yorker to send him back to the pavilion.

1. Shahid Afridi to Tim Southee (134 KMPH)

The number one on the list is none other than our very own “Lala”. Shahid Afridi can easily be counted among one of the greatest all rounders in the history of cricket. The former Pakistani skipper has the ability to turn the ball with pace. However, he can also bowl fast deliveries with ease. During a test match against India, Shahid Afridi bowled an entire over running and bowling like a fast bowler. But, this isn’t where he bowled the fastest delivery. It was against New Zealand, when he bamboozled Tim Southee with a 134 KMPH yorker.

Watch Shahid Afridi and some other spinner bowling fast:

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