Tallest Cricketers

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 Sechin 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.

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Top 12 Tallest Cricketers in the History

 16 – Morne Morkel (South Africa)

6’5” (198cm)

Tallest Cricketers in the HistoryMorne 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)

6’6” (198cm)

Tallest Cricketers in the HistoryJacob 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)

6’6” (198cm)

Tallest Cricketers in the HistoryCourtney 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)

Tallest Cricketers in the HistoryAnthony 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)

6’6.75” (199cm)

Tallest Cricketers in the HistoryPeter 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

6’7” (200cm)

Tallest Cricketers

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)

6’7” (200cm)

Tallest Cricketers in the HistoryThomas 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)

6.7″ (201cm)

Tallest Cricketers

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.

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  • Johan

    South African fast bowler Peter van der Bijl ( 1970s-1980s) was 6′ 8

  • good point, but he didn’t played international cricket. i have made list for international cricketers

  • Dont_think_so

    Just to point out that Morne Morkel (196) and Ishant Sharma (192) have a 4cm difference in height, this is over 1.5 inches. Incidently Glen McGrath and Morkel are the same height, you missed him too…

  • Aus boy

    I think you also forgot the 198cm Courtney Walsh and the 196cm Colin Croft. Two great bowlers and big men

  • Gokul Dravid

    wheres Stuart Broad Steven Finn and Boyd Rankin

  • Sharang Nimonkar

    where is mitchell starc and peter george from austrlia

    • Thank You Sir. List Has Been Updated. Peter George has bee Included, but mitchell starc has 196cm height so he can’t make this list. Starc is 14th Tallest along with some others.

  • Boom boom

    Pakistan is great

  • Nouman Younas

    Andrew Caddick with Height, 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

  • monish pidugu

    where is kevin pieterson

  • Shmulik

    You forgot Irish and English international Boyd Rankin (6 ft 8), and West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder (6 ft 7). Another name to look out for is Papua New Guinea U19 bowler Nosaina Pokana, who stands at 6 ft 9, and might still grow more!

    • your absolutely right. and thank a lot for correction. correction will take place in some time.

  • mashhood

    Shabbir Ahmad -Pak (196) 6.5 inches

  • Sean

    Nuwan Zoysa was around 6’6 and deserves a mention

  • Chris Gibson

    Mitch Starc… so good he is two of the tallest! at 16 and 21

  • Wesley

    David Frederick Larter, a Scottish cricketer played for England in the sixties in 10 tests.his name too could be added to this list.

  • Michael

    What about Vince van der Bijl of South Africa at almost 6’8″? http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/47683.html

  • Thanks for pointing out. he didn’t played international cricket. in this we have included player who represented their countries at international level.
    anyway thank you.

  • Aniruddha Dhara

    You misses Andrew Caddick, Steve Harmison from England and Chris Gayle from W.I. too.