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    Migara, another poster said that the list hasn't been updated for 6 years or so, and if I recall correctly, Malinga reached no more than 148 during the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    There's a video on youtube about the development of technology relating to bowling speeds

    Jeff Thomson was recorded ONCE in his entire career during a match and recorded 161.45 ks.

    He also easily won the world's fastest bowler competition against Holding, Imran, Lillee Roberts etc etc etc (albeit only at about 149 ks) despite not having played a competitive match in 9 months and being fat as a fool due to his ban

    I think it's fair to say that he was the quickest of the modern era by some distance
    No, it's not. Thomson was not recorded by reliable methods, ever, in his career. We do not know how he compares to the Shoaib Akhtars etc. etc.

    We do not truly know how fast anyone was until 1998. We can only guess.
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    Current paces are what are known as 'pre bounce' speeds rather than release speeds - they are calculated a split second after delivery rather than at delivery. It is possible that the speeds of Holding and Roberts at 150kph and Thommo at 160kph were their release speeds.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Current paces are what are known as 'pre bounce' speeds rather than release speeds - they are calculated a split second after delivery rather than at delivery. It is possible that the speeds of Holding and Roberts at 150kph and Thommo at 160kph were their release speeds.
    Today's speeds are calculated at a point a foot or two from release.

    "World's fastest bowler" comp in '79 was average speed over pitch distance, i.e. very different


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    No, it's not. Thomson was not recorded by reliable methods, ever, in his career. We do not know how he compares to the Shoaib Akhtars etc. etc.

    We do not truly know how fast anyone was until 1998. We can only guess.
    Richard or university professor.

    Hmmm, who do I believe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    "World's fastest bowler" comp in '79 was average speed over pitch distance, i.e. very different
    I am aware of that, I am referring to the speeds which had Roberts and Holding at 150kph and Thommo at 160kph which the "World's fastest bowler" most certainly didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Richard or university professor.

    Hmmm, who do I believe?
    So then, who is said professor now then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Richard or university professor.

    Hmmm, who do I believe?
    If Richard said 1+1=2 and the University professor said otherwise...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gettingbetter View Post
    Migara, another poster said that the list hasn't been updated for 6 years or so, and if I recall correctly, Malinga reached no more than 148 during the series.
    In that close match against India, he bowled his last two overs consistently ove 150k (except for the slower balls and one bouncer that he aimed at Uthappa IIRCO.Any way I just realized it has not been updated as Shane Bond does not appear there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Richard or university professor.

    Hmmm, who do I believe?
    He has a point. From what I understand, there was no reliable way to measure speeds back then. Thomson may have been the fastest, I'm not arguing that. But there is no certain proof that he was.

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    Bump.

    I was reading this thread and noticed a link for this article in the originally linked article. A few interesting ones in there.

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    Imran Khan was certainly more quicker than those stats suggest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Was clocked at 161.8km/h in Australia against the WI in about 2001 but that was assumed to be a mistake on the part of the speed gun because he was nowhere near that for the rest of his spell.
    So he is the fastest bowler ever. I don't care if people think the speed gun was wrong. He was clocked that fast, thus making him the fastest bowler in history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Fairly sure I saw Brett Lee bowl 161 kph one day, Napier I think.
    Yeah, he bowled two deliveries over 160 kph in a single over, and another at 159. Also hit someone, Papps I think, in the same over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    If Richard said 1+1=2 and the University professor said otherwise...

    is the prof thom yorke?

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