If you love cricket pr your loved ones love this game then you must be willing to know about how many cricket balls are there and how you can choose the perfect cricket ball. Depending on your requirement, you can choose anyone from our list. Here, we will discuss only the Tennis and Leather balls. Other than these two types, there are other types too which we will discuss in our upcoming posts.
Many users are searching on the internet that who has bowled fastest ball in cricket history and when this bowl has bowled. Today, we will try our best to give answer to your questions too.
Let us first start with Leather Cricket Balls.
Leather Cricket Balls
There are basically 3 type of balls used in International Cricket.
- White Leather Ball
- Red Leather Ball
- Pink Leather Ball
White Leather Ball:- This ball is used in 50 overs match and 20 overs match and is made by Kookaburra. The ball doesn’t swing that much and that’s why this ball is used in limited over cricket only.
Red Leather Ball: This ball is used in Test Cricket only and there are three companies who produce these leather balls. These three balls are used by different countries and some offer more swing while some offer less swing.
Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) Balls – You can get swing up to 15-20 overs. This ball is used by India only and that too in test matches.
Kookaburra Balls – You can get swing up to 30-40 overs and used by the following countries –
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa
Duke Balls – You can get swing up to 50-55 overs and used by the following countries:
- West Indies
Pink Leather Ball – These balls are made by Kookaburra and used for Day-Night Test matches. These balls offer more swing as compared to the other two balls.
Tennis Cricket Balls
- GSI Green Light Weight Tennis Ball
- Rubber Red Cricket Tennis Ball
- BSM Rubber Cricket Tennis Ball
- Cricket Tennis Ball
- Red Nivia Cricket Heavy Weight Tennis Ball
- Tennex Synthetic Cricket Tennis Balls
- Synthetic Yellow Promotional Cricket Tennis Ball
- Cosmo Cosco Tennis Ball
Fastest Cricket Ball
There are many bowlers who has bowled fast balls over 155km/h in cricket history. But do you know, who has bowled the fastets ball in the cricket hstory. If no, then today we will tell you who has bowled this ball. We will also tell ypou top 10 fatses balls bowled in cricket hostory.
Fastest Ball – The fastest ball ever bowled in the history of cricket was by Shoaib Akhtar from Pakistan at 161.3 km/h on 22nd February 2003 against England Cricket Team.
Top 10 fastest balls
- Shane Bond – 156.4 kmph
- Mohammad Sami – 156.4 kmph
- Mitchell Johnson – 156.8 kmph
- Fidel Edwards – 157.7 kmph
- Andy Roberts – 159.5 kmph
- Mitchell Starc – 160.4 kmph
- Jeff Thomson – 160.6 kmph
- Shaun Tait – 161.1 kmph
- Brett Lee – 161.1 kmph
- Shoaib Akhtar – 161.3 kmph
These are the top 10 fastest balls bowled in cricket history. What you think who can bvreal ythe record of Shoaib Akhtar. Do let us know in comments.