New Delhi: There was a time when Indian bowlers clocking over 140 kmph was a rarity. But now more and more bowlers are regularly bowling it fast. The latest name added to the list is Kamlesh Nagarkoti, India U19 Fast Bowler. During India’s opening match of the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup, Nagarkoti showed his skills with the ball and closed over 145 kmph. Also Read - India Tour of Australia 2020-21: Devdutt Padikkal to Shivam Mavi, Five IPL Stars Who Could Make Virat Kohli-Led 32-Man Team
The teenager from Barmer, Rajasthan against Australia consistently bowled over 140 kmph. In fact, one of his deliveries touched 146 mph mark. Reportedly, he also bowled 149 kmph during the match against Australia. Also Read - IPL 2020 - Ricky Ponting Talking to ICC About Penalty For Non-Striker Backing up Too Far, Says Ravichandran Ashwin
Not just Nagarkoti, another fast bowler Shivam Mavi closed 144 kmph. Nagarkoti was instrumental in India’s 100-run win over Australia. The pacer scalped 3/29 in his seven overs. His victims included opener Max Brent, who was the first Australian wicket to fell, Austin Waugh and Will Sutherland. Apart from him Mavi also picked three wickets. Also Read - IPL 2020: Kieron Pollard, MI Robbed of One Run vs KXIP at Abu Dhabi? Controversial ICC Rule Sparks Debate
Meanwhile, India got off to a winning start in the ICC U19 World Cup. Batting first, thanks to skipper Prithvi Shaw’s 94 and Manjot Kalra’s 86 India posted 328/7 in their allotted 50 overs. Australia were eventually bowled out for 228.