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Top 10 Tallest Cricketers of All Time

Measuring Up: The Impact of Height on Cricket Performance

Cricket is a sport played by two teams of 11 players each. To excel, players need to stay ahead of their opponents. While height isn't crucial, it offers certain advantages. 

Most of the tallest cricketers have been bowlers, which adds an intriguing aspect to the game. Below is the list of the tallest cricketers ever.

Top 15 Tallest Cricketers of All Time

  1. Mohammad Irfan

    • Mohammad Irfan played for Pakistan from 2010 to 2019 in Test, ODI, and T20 formats. Born on June 6, 1982, in Punjab, he bowled at 145 km/h with his left arm. Standing at 7'1", he was a crucial member of the team, especially in Pakistan's series victory over India.
  2. Joel Garner

    • Born on December 16, 1952, in Christ Church, Barbados, Joel Garner, known as "Big Bird," is the highest-ranked ODI bowler according to the ICC. Standing at 6'9", he was a right-arm fast bowler for the West Indies, contributing to their 15-year unbeaten streak in Test series. He is now the president of the Barbados Cricket Association.
  3. Bruce Reid

    • Bruce Reid, an Australian cricketer, is the second tallest player to have played internationally. Standing at 6'8", he was a left-arm fast bowler who represented Australia in Tests from December 1985 to December 1992 and in ODIs from January 1986 to March 1992.
  4. Christopher Timothy Tremlett

    • Born on September 2, 1981, in Southampton, England, Christopher Tremlett was a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler for England. Despite his international debut in 2005, his career was cut short by injury in 2015. He stands at 6'8".
  5. Kyle Jamieson

    • Kyle Jamieson, a New Zealand pacer standing at 6'8", gained fame at the Under 19 World Cup in 2014. He debuted internationally in 2020 and has continued to impress.
  6. Peter George

    • Australian cricketer Peter George, born on October 16, 1986, debuted in Test cricket in 2010 against India. A right-arm fast bowler with a style similar to Glenn McGrath, he played for South Australia from 2008 to 2013 and stands at 6'8".
  7. Chris Tremlett

    • Chris Tremlett, a 6'7" fast bowler from Southampton, England, debuted in ODIs in 2005 and Tests in 2007. He took 53 wickets in 12 Test matches and 15 wickets in 15 ODIs.
  8. Steven Finn

    • Standing at 6'7", Steven Finn made his Test debut for England in 2010. He has taken 125 wickets in 36 Tests, 102 in 69 ODIs, and 27 in 21 T20Is, maintaining a speed of 145 km/h.
  9. Curtly Ambrose

    • Born on September 21, 1963, in Antigua, Curtly Ambrose was a 6'7" right-arm fast bowler for the West Indies. Known for his height and effective bowling on bouncy pitches, he formed one of the best opening bowling partnerships and also pursued a passion for music.
  10. Jason Holder

    • Jason Holder, born on November 5, 1991, in Barbados, is a right-handed fast bowler for the West Indies. At 6'7", he gained attention for his height and bowling skills, debuting in ODIs in 2013 and later becoming the team captain. He is considered a true all-rounder.


These players have used their impressive stature to make significant impacts on the game of cricket.