Top 15 Tallest Cricketers of All Time
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Cricket is a field sport where two teams of 11 players compete against each other. As a player, one should always be one step ahead of the opposition. Although height does not make a significant difference, being tall offers its share of benefits. Take a look at the Top 15 tallest cricketers in the world.
Almost all tallest cricketers have been bowlers, adding to the game's fascination for the general public. So here's the list of the world's top tallest cricketers.
1. Mohammad Irfan
From 2010 until 2019, Irfan represented Pakistan in Test, ODI, and T20 cricket. He was born in Punjab on June 6, 1982. He mostly played as the team's bowler, at 145 km/h with his left arm. As a wild card, he was one of the team's most crucial team members in Pakistan's series victory over India. He is one of the biggest cricket players in the world, standing at 7'1".
2. Joel Garner
Garner was born to a West Indian cricketing family in Christ Church, Barbados, on December 16, 1952. According to the ICC's best bowling ratings, Big Bird is the highest-ranked One-Day International bowler, placed 37th in Tests.
He has the highest height in cricket and was West Indies' right-arm fast bowler, and during his time with the team, the West Indies rose to new heights, going 15 years without losing a test series! He is presently the president of the Barbados Cricket Association, where he serves in several capacities. With a height of 6'9", he appears to be the second tallest cricketer in history.
3. Bruce Reid
Reid is an Australian cricketer and the second tallest player ever to have ever played the sport internationally. He is the cricketer with the highest height and is a left-arm fast bowler, standing 6′ 8′′ tall. Between December 1985 and December 1992, he played Test cricket for Australia, and from January 1986 to March 1992, he played ODI cricket for the country.
4. Christopher Timothy Tremlett
Tremlett is a former English cricketer born in Southampton, England, on September 2, 1981. He was a brilliant right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler for England's cricket team. He was a good batsman with seven first-class fifties under his belt. Despite only having played internationally since his debut in 2005, his cricket career was cut short when he retired in 2015 owing to injury. He is the tallest man in cricket, standing at 6'8" among the top 15 tallest players.
5. Kylie Jamieson
With a height of 6'8", this New Zealand pacer shot to prominence following his team's joint second-best wicket-taking performance at the Under 19 World Cup in 2014. Jamieson made his international debut in 2020 and hasn't looked back since.
6. Peter Robert George
He is an Australian cricketer born on October 16, 1986. He debuted in Test cricket against the Indian National Cricket Team in 2010. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler with a bowling style similar to former fast bowler Glen McGrath. He was a member of the South Australian team from 2008 to 2013. He is also one of the top 15 tallest cricket players in the world, standing at 6'8".
7. Chris Tremlett
Chris Tremlett, a 6-foot-7-inch fast bowler from Southampton, England, is another tall fast bowler. He is one of the tall cricket players, and his body gave him all the necessary characteristics of a fast bowler: velocity, bounce, and accuracy.
Tremlett debuted in the One Day International format in 2005 and the Test format in 2007. He took 53 wickets in 12 Test matches but just 15 in 15 ODIs.
8. Steven Finn
In 2010, he made his Test debut against Bangladesh, standing at 6ft 7in tall. Following that, he is a member of England's cricket team across all three forms. Finn's height allows him to maintain a steady speed of 145 kilometres per hour on any surface.
He is one of the biggest cricket players in the world and has taken 125, 102, & 27 wickets in 36 Tests, 69 ODIs, plus 21 T20Is.
9. Curtly Ambrose
He was born on September 21, 1963, in Antigua and would be the second quickest right-arm bowler for the West Indies. He has established another of the finest opening bowling partnerships due to his height of 6′ 7″ and good bowling on the bounced pitch, which poses a threat to any of the best batsmen. He is an introvert who avoids interviews and does not speak much. He also followed his passion for music alongside cricket.
10. Jason Holder
Born in Barbados on November 5, 1991, he seems to be a West Indian bowler. He bowls right-handed and is a fast bowler. His height and erratic bowling qualities drew a lot of notice when he made his international ODI debut in 2013. He is the tallest man in cricket and was also the West Indies cricket team captain for a while. He's regarded as a true all-around player. He is fifth among the top ten tallest cricket players, standing at 6 feet and 7 inches.
11. Sulieman Benn
With such a height of 6 ft 7in, the left-arm conventional spinner from Barbados has been one of the West Indies' tallest bowlers. His aggression rivalled that of quick bowlers. He got into a lot of problems for breaking the rules.
He collected 87 wickets in his 26 Test appearances as a bowler. He grabbed 39 wickets in 47 One-Day Internationals and 18 wickets during an economy rate of 7.21 in 24 Twenty-20 Internationals.
12. Tom Moody
Retired Australian international cricketer and current director of Sri Lanka Cricket, the tall cricketer seems to be a former Australian international cricketer.
He is one of the cricketers with the highest height and still works as a coach in various settings. In Adelaide, Australia, he was born on October 2, 1965. In a test match, he made his debut against New Zealand, while in an ODI, he debuted against India. He is the ninth tallest cricketer, standing at 6'6".
12. Jacob Oram
Jacob is a New Zealand cricketer who bowls medium-fast, bats aggressively, and is 6'6". He is one of only 36 New Zealanders to achieve 1000 runs during test match cricket.
Jacob currently represents New Zealand inside a shorter version of the game at New Zealand local championships and Rajasthan Royal in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Still, he has performed admirably in the World Cup 2011.
14. Abey Kuruvilla
Abey, an Indian cricketer, born on August 8, 1968, is 6'6". He is one of the tall cricket players who can hit the ball in a variety of ways.
In his first full season with Bombay in 1991-1992, he was waiting to be chosen for a trip to South Africa in 1992-1993 but was not picked for the final squad. After that, he was never considered to play for the country again and had retired from first-class cricket.
15. Morne Morkel
Morne is a 6'5" tall South African cricketer who debuted in first-class cricket in 2003. He was born on October 6, 1984.
He has the highest height in cricket and improved his bowling talents after playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League in 2011. For domestic cricket, he represents Yorkshire.