Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World

Cricket is a very interesting game at this moment. It is very a competitive game also. If you have a good height, you will get some benefits to do well in this game such as extra bounce, pace, good fielding and playing short ball. These are the Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World. They are obviously good performer but they are remarkable for their heights. So let’s see who’s the Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World are.

1. Mohammad Irfan: Mohammad Irfan is the tallest cricketer in cricket history. This Pakistani fast bowler has an extraordinary height. He is only 7feet 1inches tall. He was born on June 1982 in the eastern Pakistan town of Gaggu Mandi in Punjab. Surprisingly his idol is Joel Garner. Irfan made his ODI debut for Pakistan on September 6, 2010. So, the 1st position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World belongs to this Pakistani giant.

2. Joel Garner: Joel Garner is a former West-Indian cricketer who is famous for many reasons. Joel is best known as “The Big Bird”. Garner was born on December 16, 1952 in Barbados. He was 6 feet 8 inches tall. He was also highly known for demoralizing opposition batsmen with steep bounce he generated time and again. He has also ability to toe-crushing Yorker. Joel Garner is in the 2nd position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

3. Bruce Reid: Bruce Reid shared the same height as Garner, making him the joint second tallest cricketer to have played the game at international level. Reid was born in the land of fast bowling in Australia, Perth on March 14, 1963. He was a lofty and gawky left-arm pace bowler. His ability to straighten the ball in to the right-hander as well as slant it away to an extent, and naturally steep bounce, made him instantly Australia’s mainstay. He was also 6feet 8inhes tall and he is in the 3rd position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

4. Curtly Ambrose: This is the second West Indian bowler is in the list. Curtly Ambrose was born in Antigua on September 21, 1963 and made his test debut against Pakistan in Guyana in 1988 and his ODI debut against same opposition in the same year in Jamaica. This 6feet 7inches cricketer’s skill was right-arm fast bowler, especially with his partner in crime being Courtney Walsh. They both made one of the best opening bowling partnerships. Ambrose is in the 4th position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

5. Tom Moody: Tom Moody was 6 feet 7inches tall. He was tall in terms of both his height and playing structure. He was born in Adelaide on October 2, 1965. He was more than a part-time, bowling medium-pacer often and also swung the ball to an extent, a safe slip fielder and a natural leader. He has played domestic cricket more than international. Tom Moody is in the 5th position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

6. Jacob Oram: Jacob Oram is a Kiwi all-rounder. He is also drastically hampered by his height. This Kiwi cricketer has 6feet 6inches height. Oram complements that with solid medium-fast bowling skills and a naturally aggressive with approach with the bat. Jacob Oram is in the 6th position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

7. Abey Kuruvilla: Kuruvilla is possibly the tallest player to play for India at 6feet 6inches. He was born in Mannar, Kerala on August 8, 1968. Kuruvilla , in spite of his well endowed physique was not an express blower. He thrived on his ability to swing the ball and later developed variations such as a well disguised slower delivery. He is in the 7th position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

8. Peter Fulton: Peter Fulton is another Kiwi tall cricketer with a height of 6feet 6 inches. He is a tall middle-order batsman and known as “Two-Meter Peter”. He was born in Christchurch on February 1, 1979. He has made his mark in first class cricket by making maiden century 301 not out against Auckland. Peter Fulton is in the 8th position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

9. Morne Morkel: Morne is a South African cricketer. He is the younger brother of all-rounder Albie. He is an out and out fast bowler who has not just the height but also a tremendous amount of pace to trouble the best of the batsmen. Morne Morkel was born in Vreeniging, Transvaal on October 6, 1984 and made his first class debut in 2003-04. Now he is one of the pillars of South-African pace bowling. This 6feet 5inches cricketer is in the 9th position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

10. Ishant Sharma: Ishant is fondly called “Lambu” or “Tall” by his friends and family members back home in Delhi and they have a fair reason to call him so. He was born on September 2, 1988 in the Capital of India. With a physique and attitude that reminds many of young Javagal Srinath. He has a high arm delivery action and is not a swinger of the ball but depends a lot on pace and movements off the seam.  He is in the 10th position of these Top 10 Tallest Cricketers in the World.

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