Mark Wood Fastest Ball: Know the Fastest Delivery of Englishmen

Mark Wood is one of the fastest bowlers across the globe.

Mark Wood
(Photo Source: Twitter)

England are locking horns with Australia in the third Test of the ongoing Ashes 2023 series at Headingley in Leeds. England Test captain Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Australian cricket team led by Pat Cummins managed to post 263 runs on the board. Mitchell Marsh top-scored with 118 off 118 balls with the help of 17 fours and 4 sixes.

Case in point, England paceman, Mark Wood announced his arrival in style by bowling blistering-fast deliveries. He troubled the Australian batsmen with an impeccable pace. The visitors found it tough to middle the deliveries in the first place on Day 1.

Regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, Mark Wood generates sheer pace because of his attributes like height, strength, and power. These important elements helped him generate immense pace and produce much-needed force during his delivery stride.

Mark Wood Bowled Fastest-Ever Over at Headingley

Mark Wood couldn’t be any happier upon making a grand comeback for England in Ashes 2023. For the record, the right-arm paceman has played 13 Tests at home and 15 games away. In fact, it was only his second Test match at home.

It didn’t take him much time to make a surreal impact during the passage of the play. He delivered the fastest ball of Ashes 2023 by registering a sensational pace of 155.3 kmph in his second over, which left the cricket fraternity in a frenzy.

Notably, he was duly rewarded for his pace as he got rid of Usman Khawaja. The left-handed batter who has been in superb form of late was taken aback by the pace of the ball as Mark Wood made a complete mess of the batsman’s stumps.

Advertisement

It is worth mentioning here that Mark Wood bowled the fastest-ever over at Headingley in history. Yes, in his first over itself, he was able to generate speeds of 91 mph, 93 mph, 95 mph, 93 mph, 94 mph, and 93 mph respectively. Mark Wood was the pick of the bowlers for England as he dismissed Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Todd Murphy to register an impressive fifer.

Mark Wood Fastest Balls

England paceman Mark Wood delivered the fastest ball of his cricketing career against Pakistan in Multan. His top speed was clocked during the second Test match in the previous calendar year as he clocked 156.6 km/h delivery against batsman Asad Shafique. He recorded his second-fastest ball against New Zealand with a 154.74 km/h delivery in a Super 12 match.

FormatSpeedOppositionGroundYear
Test156.6 km/hPakistanMultan2022
T20I154.74 km/hNew ZealandBrisbane2022
Test153.85 km/hAustraliaLeeds2023
IPL151.2 km/hChennai Super KingsChennai2023

Read More: Umran Malik Fastest Ball in Cricket So Far