Top 10 Tallest Bowlers in the History (UPDATED LIST)Posted By: Bill Russell | August 8, 2017
Fast Bowlers Usually Stand Tall, but some of them are tall than normal bowlers – likes Muhammad Irfan, he is 7.1 feet tall. here we are going to make a tallest bowler’s list let’s see who are they and what is their height – here we go.
you can also might like to read another list from us “Top 12 Tallest Cricketers of All Time”
Table of Contents
- Top 10 Tallest Bowlers in the History (UPDATED LIST)
- Courtney Walsh (West Indies)
- Tom Moody (Australia)
- Jason Omar Holder
- Sulieman Benn (West Indies)
- Curtly Ambrose (West Indies)
- Chris Tremlett (England)
- William Boyd Rankin
- Peter George (Australia)
- Bruce Reid (Australia)
- Joel Garner (West Indies)
- Mohammed Irfan (Pakistan)
- Jacob Oram (New Zealand)
- Morne Morkel (South Africa)
- Some of Other Big Guys in Cricket—–>
Top 10 Tallest Bowlers in the History (UPDATED LIST)
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.
Tom Moody (Australia)
Thomas Masson Moody “Long” Tom Moody, so nicknamed for his 2.01 metre (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. Carruntly he is the coach for the IPL team Kings XI Punjab.
Jason Omar Holder
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.
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 Bowler in history. He is also the Tallest Spin Bowler in history.
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.
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Chris Tremlett (England)
The tall English fast bowler is renowned for his first ball wicket in first class cricket against New Zealand in the yera 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.
William Boyd Rankin
William Boyd Rankin is a international cricketer from Northern Ireland, who has played international cricket for both England and Ireland National Team. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Rankin stands 6 ft 8 inches, with this height he is Ireland’s tallest cricket player and also one of tallest english player.
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 and got 2 wickets. With Height of 203cm, he is one of Tallest Bowler in history.
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. Bruce, among Tallest Bowlers also played 61 one-day-internationals taking 63 ODI wickets.
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Joel Garner (West Indies)
6′ 8″ (203cm)
This one among Tallest Bowlers is also Known as the “Big Bird” from Barbados. This 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.
Read Also—–> Top 10 Greatest Cricketers of All Time
Mohammed Irfan (Pakistan)
1st in the Tallest Bowlers list is Mohammed Irfan (Pakistan) Tallest Ever Cricketer 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 .
Read Also–> Top 10 Shortest Cricketers of All Time
Jacob Oram (New Zealand)
Jacob David Philip Oram (born 28 July 1978) is a New Zealand cricketer and is among Tallest Bowlers. 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.
Morne Morkel (South Africa)
Morne Morkel, among Tallest Bowlers 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.
Some of Other Big Guys in Cricket—–>
13 – Steven Finn (England) 198cm
14 – Colin Croft (west Indies) 196cm
15 – Abey Kuruvilla (India) 196cm
16 – Stuart Broad (England) 196cm
17 – Mitchel Starc (Australia) 196cm
18 – Shabbir Ahmed (Pakistan) 196cm
19 – Darren Sammy (West Indies) 196cm
20 – Glen McGrath (Australia) 195cm
21 – Ishant Sharma (India) 193cm