Mayank Yadav’s 155.8 Kmph Ripper Faster Than Umran Malik’s Record? Check Full IPL List


Mayank Yadav announced his arrival in IPL 2024 with a sensational display of fast bowling, with the youngster bowling the fastest ball of this year's competition. During the match against Punjab Kings on Saturday, the debutant looked in great form and his blistering pace of 155.8 kmph troubled Shikhar Dhawan. Mayank eventually took three important wickets and Lucknow Super Giants registered their first win of IPL 2024. While the young fast bowler broke records this year, his bowling was not enough to give him the distinction of being the fastest bowler ever in the IPL. The 155.8 delivery was the sixth fastest ball in IPL history, with Australia's Shaun Tait at the top.

When it comes to Indian fast bowlers, Sunrisers Hyderabad's Umran Malik has achieved distinction by bowling at a speed of 157 kmph in the 2022 season. Other bowlers above Mayank Yadav in the IPL list are Lockie Ferguson and Anrich Nortje.

Fastest balls in IPL history:

Shaun Tait 157.71 kmph – 2011

Lockie Ferguson 157.3 kmph – 2022

Umran Malik 157 kmph – 2022

Enrique Nortje 156.22 kmph – 2020

Umran Malik 156 kmph – 2022

Mayank Yadav 155.8 kmph – 2024

Lucknow Super Giants bowling coach Morne Morkel said young Mayank Yadav produced some serious and frustrating pace, which was a pleasing sight for the team as it aimed to cover long distances.

The 21-year-old Mayank bowled at very good pace, with most of his balls having speeds above 150 as he dismissed dangerous openers Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma at a time when it looked like Punjab Kings would become runaway winners. . Here.

Chasing 200 to win, the PBKS innings faltered despite a century partnership by Shikhar Dhawan (70) and Bairstow (42), thanks to the right-arm pacer's willingness to go all out.

Mayank, playing his first IPL match, took 3 wickets for 27 runs in his four overs, which broke the back of PBKS.

Morkel said, “Young Mayank bowled seriously and got wickets. Last year it was difficult because he got injured after the first practice match. We are managing him better. He ran and it was pleasant.” Former South African fast bowler.

“We asked the guys to do the basics well on a good wicket. Told them to stick to their length and use the bouncers. Proud of the way they ran and gasped despite the humidity. Unknown how the wicket would play. We had to sum up, formulate the conditions and use them.”

(With PTI inputs)

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