How important do you guys think strength is to bowl fast? I don't think it's that important. IMO being able to bowl fast depends more on the action. I know I just play cricket for fun but two years ago, I could bowl a LOT faster than I do today (tho I have gotten a lot stronger). I remember I was really fast and the batters were scared lol. But now, I am medium pace. I think after adding more muscle, you compromise a quick arm action. Either that, or I've started doing something totally wrong.