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Mayank Yadav announced his arrival in the IPL 2024 with a sensational display of pace bowling that saw the youngster bowl the fastest ball in this year’s competition. In the match against Punjab Kings on Saturday, the debutant looked in sublime form and his scorcher of 155.8 kmph went off. Shikhar Dhawan in an awkward situation. Mayank eventually ended up taking three crucial wickets as Lucknow Super Giants registered their first win of IPL 2024. While the young fast bowler shattered this year’s records, his performance was not enough to earning him the distinction of being the fastest bowler of all time in IPL. The delivery of 155.8 was the sixth fastest in IPL history with Australia Shaun Tait at the top of the list.

As for the Indian leaders, the Sunrisers Hyderabad Umran Malik holds the distinction with a 157 kmph delivery which he delivered in the 2022 season. The other bowlers above Mayank Yadav in the IPL list are Lockie Ferguson And Anrich Nortje.

Fastest deliveries in IPL history:

Shaun Tait 157.71 km/h – 2011

Lockie Ferguson 157.3 km/h – 2022

Umran Malik 157 km/h – 2022

Anrich Nortje 156.22 km/h – 2020

Umran Malik 156 km/h – 2022

Mayank Yadav 155.8 km/h – 2024

Lucknow Super Giants bowling coach Morne Morkel said youngster Mayank Yadav, who generated some serious and disconcerting pace, which was a delight for the team aiming to go the distance.

Mayank, 21, bowled at a very good pace, with most of his deliveries crossing 150 as he shook off a dangerous opener. Johnny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh And Jitesh Sharma at a time when it looked like Punjab Kings would be the runaway winners here.

Chasing 200 for victory, PBKS’s innings failed despite Shikhar Dhawan (70) and Bairstow (42) putting together a century partnership thanks to the right-arm pacer’s willingness to give it their all.

Mayank, playing his first IPL match, returned miserly figures of 3/27 in his four overs, which broke the PBKS chase.

“Young Mayank played in serious heat and took wickets. It was tough last year as he got injured after the first warm-up match. We are handling him better. He ran and it was which is nice,” said Morkel, a former South African pace bowling star.

“We asked the guys to get the basics right on a good wicket. We told him to stick to his lengths and use bouncers. Proudly, he ran and bowled on the gas despite the humidity. How the wicket would play was an unknown, we had to summarize conditions and use them.

(With PTI inputs)

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