Milly Illingworth has her sights set on becoming the fastest female bowler, seeking to surpass records that have yet to be broken. The 18-year-old has demonstrated impressive speed in her debut season with the Melbourne Stars, clocking in at 121kph and consistently intimidating her opponents. Although she admires the speed of renowned bowler Ismail, Illingworth’s inspiration stems from emulating the technique of Jeff Thomson, one of the fastest bowlers in history. The similarities between Illingworth and Thomson, not only in their bowling action but also in their mental approach, have drawn attention. With a clear focus on increasing her speed, Illingworth is determined to elevate her game by refining her technique and continuing to build strength in the gym. Despite her small stature, Illingworth is making a huge impact and is committed to pushing the boundaries of women’s cricket.
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