Usually Cricket is the Game Skills and Talent. it’s Mean, You Don’t Need to Have Big Body Structure or huge height. Cricketers Like Sachin Tendulkar With Height of 5.5 feet Lot More Successful than many Others who are taller than Sachin Tendulkar. ( Top 10 Shortest Cricketers of All Time)
in history of Cricket there are Some “Big man”. in this article we will discover Top 12 Tallest Cricketers in the History.
Top 16 Tallest Cricketers in the History
16. Morne Morkel (South Africa)
Morne Morkel, He is a right-arm fast bowler with “genuine pace” according to former South African fast bowler Allan Donald, and a useful lower order left-handed batsman. However, after a poor run of form, Morkel was dropped from the Test team in 2009. His elder brother Albie Morkel took his place. He regained his Test place in 2010. The huge 6’5” South African is one of the most dreaded fast bowlers in world cricket today. The younger sibling of allrounder Albie, he has made the most of his height by bowling extremely fast and extracting awesome bounce off the pitch.
15. Jacob Oram (New Zealand)
Jacob David Philip Oram (born 28 July 1978) is a New Zealand cricketer. The burly medium fast bowler from New Zealand, with his massive height of 6’6”, could obtain a great deal of purchase from even dead tracks. His abilities with both bat and ball has made him a regular fixture in the current New Zealand International sides. He played for the Manawatu cricket team in the Hawke Cup. He plays for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He is one of 36 New Zealand Test cricketers to have scored 1,000 runs and one of just six New Zealanders to have reached the double of 1,000 ODI runs and 100 wickets.
14. Courtney Walsh (West Indies)
Courtney Andrew Walsh, One of the Greatest Fast Bowler in Cricket History. Courtney Walsh represented the West Indies Cricket Team from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. He is best known for a remarkable opening bowling partnership along with fellow West Indian Curtly Ambrose for several years. Courtney Walsh was the 1st Bowler ho Surpassed the 500 wickets Milestone. with height of 198cm he is the 9th Tallest Cricketers in the History.
13. Tony Greig (England)
6′ 6″ (198cm)
Anthony William “Tony” Greig (6 October 1946 – 29 December 2012) Brash and self-confident, the 6ft 7.5″ allrounder Greig played 58 consecutive Tests for England between 1972 and 1977, when his run was ended after he became one of the prime movers in Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket. Greig was a fine batsman, capable of stylish centuries studded with big hits. after retirement he was an equally forthright TV commentator. suffering from cancer Tony Greig dies 29th of December 2012 in the age of 66.
12. Peter Fulton (New Zealand)
Peter Fulton “Two metre Peter” for obvious reasons, In March 2006, he made his Test debut against the West Indies. The robust built New Zealand cricketer, at 6’6 is the only 2nd batsmen to have been featured in the list after Tony Greig. Nicknamed he did not do justice to his potential and just faded away after a brief international career. Fulton’s career highlights include scoring 301* against Auckland at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch in 2003 which is the highest maiden first-class century by any New Zealand batsman.
11. David Larter
David Larter born John David Frederick Larter, 24 April 1940, Inverness, Scotland is a former Scottish cricketer, who played in 10 Test matches for England from 1962 to 1965.
A six foot seven inch right arm fast bowler with a long run up, Larter played his earliest cricket in England with Suffolk in the Minor Counties Championship before qualifying for Northamptonshire.
The cricket writer, Colin Bateman, noted, “David Larter was a complex character. There were days at Northampton when he just would not fancy bowling. But when the mood took him and his 6ft 7in physique was in perfect working order, he was a frighteningly good fast bowler, as a career record record of 666 wickets at 19 apiece suggests”.
10. Tom Moody (Australia)
Thomas Masson Moody “Long” Tom Moody, so nicknamed for his 2.01 meter (six foot seven inch) height, whose colossal frame of 6’7” could intimidate any batsmen, was only one of the two Australian cricketers along with Steve Waugh to have been a part of two World Cup winning squads, in 1987 and 1999. he is also the Former Head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. Currently he is the coach for the IPL team Kings XI Punjab.
9. Jason Holder (West Indies)
Jason Omar Holder is a Barbadian cricketer. His height is 6 ft 7 inchs. Holder made his ODI debut for the West Indies against Australia in January 2013. Just couple of days after making his international debut, Holder was signed up by the MSD’s Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction, at his base price of $20,000. Holder also made his T20I debut against New Zealand on January 15, 2014.
8. Sulieman Benn (West Indies)
Sulieman Jamaal Benn is a West Indian cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies and first-class cricket for Barbados. Benn has represented west indies in 17 test and 25 ODIs, he also played 17 T20 matches for west indies. Sulieman is one of the tallest guy who played international cricket. with Height of 201cm he is the 6th Tallest Cricketer in history. he is also the Tallest Spin Bowler in history.
7. Curtly Ambrose (West Indies)
Curtly Ambrose: The gentle giant standing at 6’7” was the spearhead of the West Indian bowling attack from the late eighties to the turn of the century.
About half an inch shorter than Garner, but about twice as feisty. Ambrose, from Antigua, also had a neat line in yorkers, and proved next to impossible to slog he finished with 630 international wickets, 405 of them in Tests.
he was notoriously reluctant to speak to journalists. He was chosen as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992 after his retirement he was entered into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame and selected as one of West Indies all-time XI by a panel of experts.
6. Steven Finn (England)
English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. At the age of 16 he became Middlesex County Cricket Club’s youngest ever debutant in first-class cricket. He made his England Test debut in 2010 against Bangladesh. Finn is very tall bowler who can genarate extra bounce, that trouble the batsmen big time. with height of 6 feet and 7 inches he is the 2nd tallest from England and 5th Tallest Cricketer of all time.
5. Chris Tremlett (England)
The tall English fast bowler is renowned for his first ball wicket in first class cricket against New Zealand in the year 2000. Born September 2, 1981, Tremlett made his international debut for England in a One Day International match against Bangladesh in 2005. Tremlett has been a great bowling package for the English side but injuries have been a consistent issue with the lanky fast bowler, making it difficult for him to consistently be a part of the England international squad. Tremlett participated in England’s victory in the 2010–11 Ashes in Australia. He is a competent number 8 or 9 batsman, with seven first-class fifties to his name and has a strong arm from the deep.
4. Boyd Rankin (England – Ireland)
William Boyd Rankin is a international cricketer from Northern Ireland, who has played international cricket for both England National side and Ireland. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler.
Rankin is a tall bowler who stands at 6 ft 8 inches and has a distinctive bouncing action in his bowling. he get lots of bounce because of his 6.8 feet height.
He debuted for England against New Zealand in a T20 match on 25 June 2013, and was named in the England squad for the 2013-14 Ashes series in Australia.
3. Peter George (Australia)
Peter Robert George is an Australian Test cricketer. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, George plays his first class cricket for the Southern Redbacks. he has playes One Test Match for Australia. With Height of 203cm, he is one of Tallest Cricketer in history. and Tallest Ever Australian Cricketer along with Bruce Reid.
3. Bruce Reid (Australia)
Bruce Reid, The lofty left arm pacer from Australia stood at an imposing height of 6’8” that made him capable of extracting steep bounce from even unresponsive tracks.
Bruce Reid represented Australia in Test cricket between December 1985 and December 1992 and in One Day Internationals between January 1986 and March 1992. He played 27 Test matches for Australia taking 113 Test wickets at an average of 24.63 runs per wicket. He also played 61 one-day-internationals taking 63 ODI wickets.
2. Joel Garner (West Indies)
6′ 8″ (203cm)
Known as the “Big Bird” from Barbados was menacing West Indian speedster ruled the roost during the Caribbean halycon days in the seventies and eighties. with a wicked yorker that speared in at the batsman’s feet from a steepling 10 feet or so. Often his hand would be above the sightscreen too, just to make it even more difficult for the hard-pressed batsman. Garner polished England off in the 1979 World Cup final, and finished with 146 ODI wickets at a tremendous average (18.84) and an even more tremendous economy rate (3.09 runs per over). In Tests his 259 wickets cost less than 21 apiece.
1. Mohammed Irfan (Pakistan)
Mohammed Irfan (Pakistan) “Tallest Cricketers” in History
Mohammed Irfan, The 7’1” lanky fast bowler from Pakistan is by far the tallest player ever to have featured in the game of cricket. he Played Has Ist ODI Mach back in 2010 Against England, After Playing 2 ODIs he Get Out From The National Team But he Came Back Very Strongly Against India In Resent Tour in 2012/13 With Lots of Promises and now he Looks Like a Mature Left Arm Fast Bowler Who Bowls 140 km Speed Consistently. Most Impotently he Bowled On very Good Channel . Also gets Lot of Bounce From The Wicket Because of Has heighthe Played Has Ist ODI Mach back in 2010 Against England.