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Top 10 Fast bowlers of India: Best Indian Fast bowlers 2010

The stupendous tradition of Indian cricket produced a bunch of world-class cricketers, but most of them glitter when that willow is in there hands, not with that five and half ounce weighing leather coated rounded object. Even though the bowlers sparkle, most of them sparkle with their skill and talent of fingers and wrists, not with sheer pace, swing and muscle. This decade of Indian cricket produced many good bowlers.

Here is a our list of top 10 bowlers of our present age compiled by our Sports Editor Khan M Jahangir. The bowlers who play in all forms of cricket successfully get most points.

10. Jaidev Unadkat
The left armed teen-ager from Gujarat is the new sensation in the fast bowling department of India. He is mostly favoured by the legend Wasim Akram, when Unadkat played for Kolkata Knight Riders. He took a handful of wickets in his latest tour to England with India A team. 13 wickets in a 4 day match against the West Indies A is his best in the tour.

9. Abhimanyu Mithun

The 6’2” long and strong fast bowler from Karnataka is the promising prospect of India. He took 47 wickets in the last Ranji season and took Karnataka to the Finals. Debuted in 2010 and he believes his best ball is the bouncer.

8. Munaf Patel
Munaf Patel hails from Gujarat. This fast bowler made hype even before entering the team. He got a decent debut in 2006 but couldn’t convert it into a consistent membership in the team. He occasionally visited the team on the gap of the injury of other bowlers. That has re-branded himself as a reserve bowler.

7. Sudeep Tyagi

The tall, lanky fast bowler from UP debuted in 2010, didn’t get enough chance to prove his potential in international level. He is the most promising prospect of the modern Indian fast bowling. He took 41 wickets in the domestic series, the most by any bowler in that season

6. RP Singh

RP Singh hails from UP and he is the member of U19 Indian team that played the world cup in Bangladesh. He was one of the reasons for India’s success in 2007 T20 world cup.
He won the ‘purple-cap’ in the 2009 season of IPL and took Deccan Chargers to the Championship. Even if he is not in the team, he proved his mettle whenever he gets a chance.

5. Ishant Sharma
The tallest cricketer of India, 6’4”, Ishant Sharma got a folklore debut season. The best of the world Ricky Ponting became Ishant’s bunny. But things went wrong after the series of injuries because of over-bowling in the IPL season. The recovery from injury didn’t make him 100 percent. In the debut season he bowled in 150km speed, but he couldn’t produce the same quality later.

4. S. Sreesanth
The man always surrounded with controversies, but he is a real talent and no one can deny his ability to take wickets in pressure situations and his match winning ability. His debut was on 2005. According to the experts he is the best right hand bowler of India with new ball. His seam positioning is very good and he knows how to get reverse swing from the old ball.

3. Praveen Kumar
Most of the people do not reckon that he is an all-rounder. He bowls fast-medium and hardly gets opportunity to bat. He is our answer for a bowling all-rounder like Kapil Dev. His performance in Australia in the 2008 ODI finals proves his potential. He is originally from UP but in IPL he played for Bangalore in all three concluded seasons.

2. Ashish Nehra

Nehra hails from Delhi. He brought the Indian team the lost variety of classical left-arm swing bowling. Debuted in 1999 and now he is India’s specialist of death bowling. His penetrating Yorkers and slow bouncers are feared by most of the stroke players around the world.

1. Zaheer Khan
The most experienced fast – medium pace bowler of India. Debuted in 2000 and in a span of 10 years, he matured as the most consistent performer in the Indian pace attack. He is the only Indian fast bowler consistently visits the ICC cricket ratings. In the early times of his career he believed in muscling and yorking the balls. But after the retirement of Javagal Sreenath, he showed more maturity.

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