Check out the 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World
Updated on: Dec 28, 2022 10:29 pm IST
Tallest Cricketers in the World: Cricket is undeniably the biggest sport worldwide when it comes to having followership. The world has witnessed many epic clashes between teams. Moreover, the world has seen some memorable innings from the players. Be it “T20 International”, “One-Day International,” or “Test Cricket.” Across different eras, cricket has seen players of different heights and different genetics. Some supported the game of cricket, while others were quite unusual. Here, we have listed down the 10 Tallest cricketers ever to play the game. So, without any further ado, let’s dive into the list.
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1. Mohammad Irfan (7FT 1IN)
This lethal left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Irfan proves to be a nightmare for any batsman across formats. His exceptional height allows him to generate some extra bounce at chest height. This Pakistani bowler started his career by making an ODI debut versus England in 2010, followed by a T20I debut against the Men in Blue in 2012. This 40-year-old is still able to maintain a consistent speed of about 140 km/h throughout his bowling spell. He is also known as the “Burj Khalifa” of Pakistan.
2. Joel Garner (6ft 8in)
During the 70s and 80s, the Barbados-born Joel Garner popularly known as “Big Bird” was a nightmare for all the batters with his unbelievable speed and full-length yorker. In 1979, he also played a vital role in guiding Caribbeans to the World Cup title.
3. Chris Tremlett (6ft 8in)
This Southampton-born cricketer is another tall cricketer from England. Chris Tremlett was one of the prime bowlers who engineered England’s victory in 2010-11 home series against the mighty Australians. He wasn’t an express bowler but had the ability to hit the hard length quite often.
4. Jason Holder (6ft 7in)
Jason Holder was born in Barbados. He started his career with ODI in 2013 and became the youngest (age 24) West Indian skipper but with a mind of an experienced player. He has been a part of various cricket teams, such as Lucknow Super Giants (2022), Sydney Sixers (2020-21), Kolkata Knight Riders (2016) & will be a part of Rajasthan Royals in 2023 IPL.
5. Sulieman Benn (6ft 7in)
Sulieman Benn, popularly known as “Big Ben” is a retired West Indies cricketer who started his career after the Calib Beer Cup, where the selector noticed his potential in 2008. His debut didn’t go well. After his comeback in 2014, he became part of his side for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.