New Zealand’s right-arm pacer Lockie Ferguson has easily been the fastest bowler during this World Cup. Finding great success for his aggressive lines and lengths, the 28-year-old has been the pick of the Kiwi pace bowling attack as he has routinely provided his team key breakthroughs during his intimidating spells.
Although the usual narrative surrounding express pace bowling gives the idea that it tends to take a toll over an athlete’s body over a prolonged period of time but Ferguson’s unwavering consistency in being able to rack up speeds in excess of 150 kph defy this logic.
A testimony of this is the right-armer’s record of having bowled 570 deliveries above 140 kph in 2019 alone, which is a marvelous achievement. His pace has been one of the key reasons why New Zealand has excelled in this tournament so far.