There are times when some bowlers surprise the fans with their speed. Once in a while, they bowl a ball that can be counted as the fastest delivery of the game. Surprisingly, at times it could also be the fastest of my career or the tournament. England’s Mark Wood has now delivered not just one but 8 out of 10 fastest deliveries. Mark Wood’s 154.74kph delivery was the fastest one in the tournament so far.

“I always feel Williamson is very hard to bowl at. As a fast bowler, I feel giving him the pace on the ball helps him. He is able to hit gaps well. He makes me feel like I am bowling 30mph. Him and Rohit Sharma – they make me feel like I am bowling so slowly. I wasn’t happy with two balls of my spell – four to Williamson and six to Phillips – which were too full. We were probably expecting a Gabba wicket with pace and bounce but it wasn’t like that,” Mark Wood said. While England is still trying to figure out a way to proceed in the tournament, here are Mark Wood’s fastest deliveries in the T20 World Cup.

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Here are the fastest deliveries in the T20 World Cup by Mark Wood

Mark Wood Delivers 8 Out of Top 10 Fastest Deliveries This World Cup
England pacer Mark Wood
  • 154.74kph – (England vs New Zealand): The quickest ball of the competition was a full delivery from England’s striking bowler. New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips made the most out of the pace of the ball and edged it at the right position, making it reach beyond the boundary line.
  • 154.48kph – (England vs Afghanistan): Hazratullah Zazai was one of the few bowlers in this tournament at the receiving end of the deliveries from speedster Mark Wood.
  • 154.48kph – (England vs Afghanistan): After taking the match’s first wicket with his first ball versus Afghanistan Wood immediately backed it up with another offer. This ball was accelerated, whizzing over an outside edge from the back of a length.
  • 154.07kph – (England vs Afghanistan): Making it the 4th fastest ball of the tournament with the speed of 154.04kph, beating the pace, his ball was quick enough to be left for a dot.
  • 153.31kph – (England vs New Zealand): In quest of a blow, Wood drove a rapid ball aiming at Kane Williamson. However, the ball drifted just enough onto the padding to be flung out to the rope. This left the fielders with little opportunity to do anything.
  • 152.90kph – (England vs Ireland): Harry Tractor who was dismissed by Mark Wood was taken aback by the pace of the ball. Unable to hit where he wanted to, the ball landed directly in the hands of wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.
  • 152.87kph – (England vs Ireland): In the game versus Ireland, Gareth Delany was facing Mark Wood. Making the best use of his pace, the bowler delivered at the speed of 152.87kph. However, it was played well and hit for the boundary.
  • 152.15kph – (England vs Ireland): A huge swing from the batsman failed to establish the connection as the ball raced past to the keeper. Mark Wood outpaced Mohammad Nabi with the very first delivery of the over.
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