Cricket is a game of skills and strategy. There are many reasons which play a crucial role in the success of the team. One such role is height, tallest cricketers in the world have played an important role for the team.
Therefore we made a list of the Tallest Cricketers in the World.
Tallest Cricketer in the World 2021:
1. MOHAMMAD IRFAN – 7 feet 1 inch
First on the list of tallest cricketers in the world is Mohammed Irfan, he is a Pakistani cricketer who has represented the Pakistan team in tests, in ODI and T20 cricket.
Irfan is the tallest bowler ever in the history of international cricket. He is also known as “Burj Khalifa” of Pakistan and he was also recommended by Wasim Akram to Kolkata Knight Riders management for IPl 2011
2. BOYD RANKIN – 6 feet 8 inches
Boyd Rankin is an Irish cricketer who plays international cricket for Ireland and briefly, he played for England also.
He is a right-arm medium fast-bowler. Rankin is second on the list of tallest cricketers in the world.
3. JOEL GARNER – 6 feet 8 inches
Joel Garner was called ‘Big Bird’, he was one of the most fearsome West Indies bowlers of all time.
Garner ended his career with an average of 20 in test and 18 in ODI and was the epitome of the powers of height for a fast bowler.
4. BRUCE REID – 6 feet 8 inches
The fourth in the list of the tallest cricketer in the world is Bruce Reid. He was an Australian pacer who played 27 tests in the late 80s and early 90s but struggled with injuries.
Later he turned to the coach role and was India’s bowling coach from 2003 to 2004.
5. PETER GEORGE – 6 feet 8 inches
The fifth tallest cricketer in the world sharing the same height 6’8” is Peter George. He’s an Australian cricketer but didn’t play that much.
However, he made it to the list by one of the test matches he played against India in Bangalore in 2010. Peter George is best known for scalping Sachin Tendulkar when the latter was at 214 knocking down his stumps.
6. CURTLY AMBROSE – 6 feet 7 inches
Curtly Ambrose was the West Indies most effective bowler. He finished his career with over 600 international wickets.
Among his many achievements one that stands out is against Australia in 1993 where he took seven wickets for the loss of just one run.
7. SULIEMAN BENN – 6 feet 7 inches
The seventh on the list of the tallest cricketer in the world sharing the same height of 6 feet and 7 inches is Sulieman Benn. He is a West Indies cricketer who plays international cricket for West Indies and first-class cricket for Barbados.
Spinner Ben is known more for his troubles with opponents than his deliveries.
8. JASON HOLDER – 6 feet 7 inches
Jason Holder is the Barbadian cricketer and the former captain of the West Indies cricket team. In 2019 he was ranked the number one all-rounder in the world according to ICC test rankings.
In the 2013 IPL auction, he was snapped by Chennai Super King.
9. CAMERON CUFFY – 6 feet 7 inches
Number 9th in the list tallest cricketer in the world is Cameron Cuffy. He is regarded as one of the tallest cricketers of all time from the West Indies.
The batsmen often said that his delivery feels like coming from the clouds.
10. STEVEN FINN – 6 feet 7 inches
The last on the list of the tallest cricketer in the world is the England cricketer Steven Finn. Finn debuted at the age of 16 and he is regarded as the fast-paced bowler of all time.
In 2019 he switched to the role of commentator for “Test Match Special” a British sports radio programme.
These were the top 10 tallest cricketers in the world. Most of the players in the list were bowlers because a tall bowler can throw a faster delivery than their counterpart with a shorter height.
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Who is the tallest cricketer in the world ?
Mohammed Irfan a Pakistani cricketer is the tallest cricketer in the world .
What is the height of the tallest cricketer in the world ?
Mohammed Irfan who is the tallest cricketer in the world has height of 7 feet 1 inch.
Who is the tallest Indian Cricketer ?
Pankaj Singh is the tallest cricketer from India whose height is 6 feet and 5 inches.
Who is the smallest cricketer in the world ?
Kruger Van Wyk cricketer from New Zealand is the smallest cricketer in the world with height of 4 feet and 9 inches.
Top 10 list : Tallest Cricketer in the World
|1||Mohammed Irfan||7 feet 1 inch||Pakistan|
|2||Boyd Rankin||6 feet 8 inches||England|
|3||Joel Garner||6 feet 8 inches||West Indies|
|4||Bruce Reid||6 feet 8 inches||Australia|
|5||Peter George||6 feet 8 inches||Australia|
|6||Curtly Ambrose||6 feet 7 inches||West Indies|
|7||Sulieman Benn||6 feet 7 inches||West Indies|
|8||Jason Holder||6 feet 7 inches||West Indies|
|9||Cameron Cuffy||6 feet 7 inches||West Indies|
|10||Steven Finn||6 feet 7 inches||England|