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List of Bowlers who have never bowled a no ball in their career

In this article, we bring the list of bowlers who have never bowled a no ball in their cricket career. The bowlers who are on this list are some of the most legendary cricketers of all time.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 19.04.2022
List of Bowlers who have never bowled a no ball in their career

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This is a topic where the majority of bowlers get disqualified because they one time or the other bowl a no ball in their careers, the reasons for it could be plenty such as exerting more effort into the ball, not having control on the bowling crease, not enough practice with the no ball line etc. However there are a few Bowlers who despite having such a legendary career and for a number of years.

The bowlers who are on this list are some of the most legendary cricketers of all time and for then to have never bowled a no ball in their whole career is extraordinary and just goes to show how disciplined and focused they were that they knew where the no ball line is. Let’s take a look at the 5 players who have never bowled a no ball in their careers.


Kapil Dev- India

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Kapil Dev is one of the 5 bowlers who have never bowled a no ball in their careers. He was a fast bowler and he came from way back to bowl and he put a lot of effort into his deliveries and still not to bowl a single no ball is amazing. To put it into context how extraordinary of an achievement this is. He has played 131 matches and has bowled 184 innings and he has taken 434 wickets and he never bowled a no ball. In ODIs he bowled in @98 innings and even in those innings he never bowled a no ball.


Sir Ian Botham- England


Just like Kapil Dev is the best all rounder from India, Sir Ian Botham is the equivalent for England. He is one of the most legendary cricketers to ever play for England and his numbers say that he was equally good in both departments of the game. He also like Kapil Dev has never bowled a ball in his illustrious career thus being an inspiration for all the young bowlers of England. In Test Cricket he bowled in 168 innings and took 383 wickets without bowling a no ball and in the ODI format he bowled in 115 innings and took 145 innings and his discipline is amazing.


Imran Khan 


This list features some of the best players from each nation to ever play for their nation and this time it is from Pakistan as Imran Khan is the single greatest cricketer from that nation and he also has never bowled a no ball which is quite remarkable. In the 142 innings in test cricket that he bowled he took 362 wickets and in the ODIs he bowled in 153 innings and took 182 wickets without bowling a single no ball in his glorious career.


Dennis Lillee- Australia


Now we go to Australia and one of the best Bowlers to ever play for Australia is also someone who has never bowled a no ball in his career. In Test Cricket Dennis Lillee bowled in 132 innings and in all those innings he took 355 wickets and in the ODI format he bowled in 63 innings and took 103 wickets and he never bowled a no ball. It is an amazing feat.


Lance Gibbs - West Indies


The final bowler on this list is a great West Indies bowler Lance Gibbs and he also had a glorious test career and he never bowled a no ball in his career as well. In Test cricket he bowled in 248 innings and took 309 wickets without bowling a no ball and he didn’t play much of ODI cricket so we can’t count that yet.

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