Fast bowlers are very rare to find in the field of cricket, and if you find them, then you need to take care of them properly and make sure they are not burdened with any kind of pressure.
Because as per the saying of Williams Shakespeare, “ Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”!
Here’s the list of eight fast bowling Captains who are also known as Rockstars of Test cricket! Over the decade, Kapil Dev, Jasprit Bumrah, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Courtney Walsh, Shaun Pollock, and Pat Cummins are some of the best pacers who played in so many Test matches and outshone their skills!
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While playing, one of the West Indies players in the 90s passed a statement that there is no such thing as a fast bowler in India, which was not an entirely false statement, but that line hit Kapil Dev very strongly and he started focusing on bowling and becomes one of the best pacers from team India.
To date, he played 97 Tests as a player and 34 Tests as a Captain and overall took 434 wickets.
He is one of the greatest all-rounders and the most amazingly gifted player Pakistan has produced. He has an eye to pick talented players who are best like him. Such as Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Inzamam-ul-haq.
Till now, he played 40 Tests as a player and 48 Tests as Captain. And overall took 362 wickets.
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He is one of the players from Imran Khan’s bunch of tigers. He was the kind of bowler every kid wanted to become, he is like a role model to every future cricketer who wants to be a passionate bowler. He swings the ball on every kind of surface and along with the ball, he also played some magical shots from his bat.
He played 79 Tests as a player and 25 Tests as a captain. All total he took 414 wickets.
He was one of the best lethal pacers paired with Wasim Akram. His toe-crushing yorkers made many batsmen fall to the ground. He made his Test debut alongside Sachin Tendulkar but due to a few injuries he’s unable to play for a long time
To date, he played 70 Tests as a player and 17 Tests as a Captain in which he took 370 wickets.
The giant West Indies player was not known for her aggressive bowling but was famous for his unbelievable control over swing deliveries. Walsh broke the record of Kapil Dev and played 434 Test cricket in his career, from which he played 22 as a Captain.
He was the first bowler to reach the target of 500 wickets and ended his career with 519 scalps.
Pollock was born into a family of cricketers and was famous for his both decent and arrogant swings. He had played 82 Tests as a player and 26 Tests as a captain and took 412 wickets until now.
He was insultingly removed from the team South Africa while playing in the 2003 World Cup.
The rest of the fast bowlers had also taken hundreds of wickets in Tests matches! So, comment down your favorite pacer and stay in touch to know more updates!