In cricket, bowling is to throw the bowl in different styles towards the wicket by a professional known as bowler. There are different types of bowling styles known worldwide like- fast bowling, pace bowling, mid pace bowling, spin bowling etc.
1. Shane Warne
Australian former international cricketer, widely regarded as one of the best bowler in the history of the game who took over 1000 International wickets. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1994 Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack. He was named Wisden Cricketer in the world for the year 2004 in 2005, Wisden Cricketers of the century. In 2000, 1994 Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet and the only one still playing at the time. He is also a cricket commentator and a professional Poker player. He officially retired from all formats in July 2013.
2. Shoaib Akhtar
This Pakistani player was regarded as “The fastest Bowler of all times” who has bowled the fastest delivery officially recorded at a top speed of 161.3km/h. Akhtar was nicknamed the "Pindi Express", as a tribute to his hometown and fast bowling.
3. Separamadu Lasith Malinga
Known for his unique sling style of fast blowling he is named “Slinga Malinga”. He is the only bowler to take 2 world cup hat-tricks.
On 22 April 2011, he announced his retirement from Test Cricket. He bowls around a speed of 140 km/h (87 mph). His fastest ball was clocked at 155.7 km/h (96.8 mph) in 2011, which is still tied for the 4th fastest speed amongst active bowlers (shared with Dale Styen) as of 3 January, 2015.
4. Wazim Akram
This Pakistani. A left-arm fast bowler is again known for his fast pace bowling and has made his name in the greatest bowlers list in the International Cricket.
, he represented the Pakistani Cricket Team in Test Cricket One Day International (ODI) matches. He is the bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, but took a break from the position for IPL 6.
5. Brett Lee
Australian Bowler who made his place in the world of cricket in his early 20s and now is in the list of greatest bowlers of the world. He was also known as an athletic fielder and useful lower-order batsman, with a batting average exceeding 20 in Test cricket. Lee finished his Test with 310 wickets, and his One Day International career with 380 wickets.
6. Glenn McGrath
Australian fast-medium pace bowler who is considered as the contributor to Australia’s domination in the world cricket from mid-1990’s to early 21st century. McGrath is the director of MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai, replacing Dennis Lillee, who served for 25 years. He currently serves as the Co-Founder and President of the McGrath Foundation, a breast cancer support and education charity he founded with his deceased first wife, Jane.
7. Anil Kumble
Last but not the least, he was the star of Indian bowling at that time is the 3rd highest wicket taker is the current head coach of theIndiqan Cricket Team, and a former Indian cricketer and captain.
Why should Batsmen have all the fun….
As Sidhu paji (Navjot Singh Sidhu) once said in his comentary, “match ki har jeet…runs se zyada..Wickets decide krti hai”…