Who is the fastest bowler Sri Lanka has ever produced?

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Dushmantha Chameera podi eka thamayi ithin fastest.

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Hopefully as Chameera gets stronger in the body, he might add a yard or two of pace also.

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Chameera for me but we must get carried away with pace alone, which is usefull but not the only need. James Anderson for example isnt express but one of the best bowlers around. Veron Philander was the fastest to 100 test wickets barely touches 135.

As for pace I am not sure if guys like Rumesh Ratnayeka and Anusha Samaranayeke were ever clocked but all reports are these guys were pretty fast. I have heard a story of a chap called DLS (no sure??) who I am told was the fastest before we got test cricket.

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Dushmantha Chameera is definitely the fastest bowler produced by SL, absolutely no doubt about that.

I'd rate them as follows: [1] Dushmantha Chameera [2] Dilhara Fernando [3] Graeme Labrooy [4] Lasith Malinga [5] Rumesh Ratnayake.

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i saw in an article saying malinga clocked 155.7 km/h in 2011 WC , but what is the fasted bowl Dushmantha have ever bowled ? and i also saw in an another article saying Nuwan Pradeep once touched 150km/h .

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SL Cricket 1 if you read an article saying Malinga touched 155.7 km/h in 2011 world cup it is RUBBHISH !!!. He never touched that after his foot injury in 2008 afterwards. Maximum may be 146-147 after 2008. But he bowl at 154 km/h delivery during the 2006 Nz test series when he is new.

Talking about Nuwan Pradeep he never touched 150 or even get close to that. I doubt whether he even bowl more than 147 km/h. I can only see his maximum speed getting at 144 km/h

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Cricket stats guru...malinga did actually bowl that, he bowled it to brendon mcculum..it I'm not mistaken he played a back foot defence

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@Cricket StatsGuru just google malinga and 155.7 km/h you can see plenty of articles reporting that speed of him . in Pradeep case you must be right

but the bottom line is that had dushmantha or any other bowler in SL ever bowled a 155.7+ km/h delivery ? if not i think this poll results are completely wrong . Malinga should be the faster ever for us .

(Last edited by SLCricket1 on July 5, 2015 - 08:49)
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154km/h was his fastest delivery recorded in English tour 2016

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