Cricket is one of the most popular sports in India, and fast bowling has always been an essential element of the game.
In recent years, India has produced some of the best fast bowlers in the world.
To know which bowlers rank the best currently, here are the top 10 Indian fast bowlers in 2023:
10. Mukesh Choudhary
Mukesh Choudhary is an Indian cricketer who made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy.
He is a left-arm bowler and made his List A debut on 7 October 2019 for Maharashtra in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
In February 2022, the Chennai Super Kings bought him in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament and was kept this year in 2023 for Rs. 20 lakhs.
He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler.
Choudhary’s bowling style is characterized by excellent control, accuracy, and swing. He has also been praised for his ability to bowl yorkers and slower balls with precision.
9. Deepak Chahar
Playing Rajasthan in domestic cricket in domestic cricket and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, Deepak Chahar is a right-hand medium-pace bowler and lower-order batsman.
Even if not an extremely fast bowler, the speeds of Chahar, usually between 135-140 kph, are quite impressive. He can also use the long handle to produce camels if needed, apart from his rhythm bowling.
8. Navdeep Saini
Navdeep is an Indian cricketer, Amarjeet Saini. Since 2013 he’s been playing for Delhi. For the Indian cricket team, he made his international debut in August 2019.
Saini is a deceptive pacer who comes from Karnal and relies more on swinging and precision than speed.
Due to his superlative performance throughout the national season, Saini became the center point, and his services were finally won for Rupees Three Crores by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
7. Shardul Thakur
Thakur’s is a Right-arm medium-fast bowling all-rounder from India.
He is a member of the Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai cricket team, and India A cricket team.
Over the years, he has developed other abilities like out swinging, which he is exceptional at.
He poses a serious threat for batsmen around the world, as he is capable of keeping his seam positions while keeping his pace.
His bowling style may not suit T20 cricket best, as his less than glittery IPL career has shown. But he is the asset that India would soon want in white attire (Test match).
Shardul’s career and his success testify to his hard work and he sure looks like a talent to look after in the future following an impressive beginning of his international career.
6. Umran Malik
Umran Malik is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian cricket team in limited-overs cricket.
He was born on November 22, 1999, in Gujjar Nagar, Jammu & Kashmir.
He is a right-arm fast bowler and plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and Jammu & Kashmir in domestic cricket.
Malik has been one of the fastest bowlers in the contemporary world, having clocked 156 kph to break his record as India’s fastest bowler.
Cricket fans have also praised him for his performances in the IPL, with some commentators predicting that he will take the world by storm if selected for India’s T20 World Cup campaign.
Malik has recently been in the news because of comparisons being made between him and uncapped Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah, as well as speculation that he may be given a chance to play for Team India in their upcoming ODI against New Zealand.
Videos of Malik bowling at speeds of up to 150 km/h have also gone viral on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
5. Kuldeep Sen
Kuldeep Sen is an accomplished Indian cricketer represents both Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Royals in domestic and IPL cricket, respectively.
He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who regularly bowls above 140kmph speeds.
Sen made his first-class debut in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy, and in his debut season, he took his first five-wicket haul.
He has played 30 T20 matches, one ODI match, and seven IPL matches as of December 2022.
In the 2021/22 Irani Cup, he played a important role for winning India the championship cup.
4. Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj is an Indian international cricketer who plays as a right-arm fast-medium bowler.
He was born on March 13, 1994, in Hyderabad, and he is, currently, 28 years old.
He began playing cricket in class seven and his father was an autorickshaw driver.
He has played for teams such as Hyderabad, Rest of India, India A, Sunrisers Hyderabad, India Green, India, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The international Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh plays all the cricket formats.
Bhuvneshwar became the spearhead of the Indian Bowling Attack slowly but steadily since his debut.
Bhuvneshwar was an out and out-swing as he burst on the cricket scene.
2. Mohammed Shami
Since his international one-day debut at the beginning of January 2013, Mohammad Shami, a fast bowler, has become an Indian fast bowling star.
Sami is considered to be one of the world’s fastest cricket bowlers and can swing a cricket ball at a very high pace. He bowled officially at 164 km/h (101.9 mph) in a One Day international match.
1. Jasprit Bumrah
The Indian international cricket player Jasprit Bumrah plays in all sorts of sports for the Indian National Cricket team. The Gujarat hailing pacer has perfected the bowling art as a study to Lasith Malinga as a member of the Mumbai Indians franchise and has developed in a limited format into an indispensable asset for the Indian team. Bumrah has been a consistent domestic performer, and since his debut has been a serious threat to domestic batsmen. By being different, Bumrah built up his reputation. A short run followed by snappy bowling with his arms as rigid as bones, where it appears all could go wrong until it does not. Its reliability was astonishingly the result of the IPL’s mayhem. By 2017 he was a go-to, even ahead of Malinga, team bowler who demonstrated his decision to give the Gujarat Lions a super over, justifying the call by defending twelve runs against Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch.
Indian fast bowlers have come a long way in the past few years (especially from 2010s), and the future looks bright.
With talented young players emerging on the scene, it’s an exciting time for Indian cricket fans.
The top 10 Indian fast bowlers currently playing the game are a testament to their hard work and dedication.