16 Tallest Cricketers in the History of All Time in the World

Cricketers with a height greater than 5.5 feet, such as Sachin Tendulkar, have been more successful than others with a height greater than 5.5 feet. Our list includes the all-time tallest cricketers in the history of the gentleman’s game.

Exclusive ranking of the tallest cricketers in history

As a game of skills and talent, cricket does not require heavy body structures or excessive heights. It has always been the tallest cricketers who have made a significant impact on the game.

1. Mohammed Irfan [Pakistan]

Height: 7 feet 1 inch [2.16 meter]

Mohammad Irfan pakistan

The Pakistani fast bowler Mohammed Irfan stands at 7’1″ and is by far the tallest cricketer ever to play the game.

A first ODI match was played by him against England in 2010. His national team participation ends after he has played two ODIs. The tour in 2012/13 however saw him return very strongly against India with a lot of promise.

It is now evident that he has matured into a left-arm fast bowler who consistently bowls 140km per hour. A notable characteristic of his is his ability to bowl in a very good length. Furthermore, his height allows him to get a lot of bounce from the wicket.

2. Joel Garner [West Indies]

Height: 6 feet 8 inches [2.03 meter]

Joel Garner

It was in the seventies and eighties that the menacing West Indian speedster known as “Big Bird” from Barbados ruled the Caribbean halcyon days.

As a result of his wicked yorkers speared at the feet of the batsman from a steepling height of approximately 10 feet, he is well known in the game. In some cases, his hand would also be above the sightscreen, further complicating the situation for the batsman.

The 1979 World Cup final was won by Garner who swept England aside. In 146 ODIs, he captured 146 wickets at an impressive average of 18.84 and an even more impressive economy rate of 3.09 runs per over. As a result of his 259 wickets in tests, he has taken less than 21 wickets per innings.

3. Peter George [Australia]

Height: 6 feet 8 inches [2.03 meter]

Peter George

Among the most notable Australian Test cricketers is Peter Robert George. The Southern Redbacks are George’s first-class club. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. As a Test player for Australia, he has participated in one match.

A 203 cm tall cricketer, he ranks among the world’s tallest players. As a result, he was ranked along with Bruce Reid as the tallest Australian cricketer ever.

4. Boyd Rankin [England – Ireland]

Height: 6 feet 8 inches [2.03 meter]

Boyd Rankin

In international cricket, William Boyd Rankin represents Northern Ireland. As an international cricketer, he has represented both the England National side and the Irish national side. In terms of bowling, he is a medium-fast right-arm bowler. 

The bowling action of Rankin is characterized by a distinct bouncing action that is associated with his height of 6 feet 8 inches. Due to his height of 6.8 feet, he gets a great deal of bounce.

On 25 June 2013, he made his England debut against New Zealand in a Twenty20 match. It was later announced that he would be joining the England squad for the Ashes series in Australia in 2013-14.

5. Chris Tremlett [England]

Height: 6 feet 7 inches [2.01 meter]

Chris Tremlett

In the year 2000, this fast bowler made history by taking a first ball wicket against New Zealand in a first-class match. As a One Day International player against Bangladesh in 2005, Tremlett made his international debut for England on 2nd September 1981.

The English team has benefited greatly from Tremlett’s bowling, but injuries have also been an issue for him. He is therefore unable to consistently participate in England’s international squads.

A member of England’s team during the 2010–11 Ashes series in Australia, Tremlett contributed to the victory. He has seven first-class fifties to his credit as a number-8 or number-9 batsman. Moreover, he possesses a strong arm from the deep.

6. Steven Finn [England]

Height: 6 feet 7 inches [2.01 meter]

Steven Finn

Known for his right-handed batsmanship and right-arm fast-medium bowling, Finn is an English cricketer. Having made his first-class debut at the age of 16, he became the youngest player in the history of Middlesex County Cricket Club. The first time he appeared in a Test for England was against Bangladesh in 2010.

In addition to being tall, Finn is capable of generating an extra bounce that can pose a serious challenge to batsmen. He is the second tallest cricketer in England with a height of 6 feet 7 inches and the fifth tallest cricketer in the world with a height of 6 feet and 7 inches.

7. Curtly Ambrose [West Indies]

Height: 6 feet 7 inches [2.01 meter]

Curtly Ambrose

During the late eighties and early nineties, Curtly Ambrose, a gentle giant of 6’7″ height, dominated the West Indian bowling attack. Approximately half an inch shorter than Garner, but twice as feisty as him, Ambrose was from Antigua and he exhibited a neat line in yorkers as well. 

Despite his best efforts, he proved virtually impossible to slog. The number of wickets he took in international cricket totaled 630, with 405 of those coming in Test matches. He has gained fame for his notorious reluctance to speak with journalists during his career.

As a result of his retirement, one of the greatest fast bowlers in history was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992. An expert panel selected him as a member of the West Indies’ all-time XI and inducted him into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame.

8. Sulieman Benn [West Indies]

Height: 6 feet 7 inches [2.01 meter]

Sulieman Benn

In addition to playing first-class cricket for Barbados, Sulieman Jamaal Benn represents the West Indies in international cricket. Benn has played in 17 test matches and 25 one day internationals for the West Indies. As well as playing for the West Indies in T20 matches, he played in 17 games.

Among the tallest players who have played international cricket, Sulieman is one of the most impressive. It is estimated that he is the eighth tallest cricketer in history, standing 201 cm tall. He is also entitled to this honor due to his status as the tallest spin bowler in history.

9. Jason Holder [West Indies]

Height: 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meter)

Jason Holder

A Barbadian All-Rounder, Jason Omar Holder plays football on all levels. His height is 6 feet 7 inches. It was in January 2013 that Holder made his ODI debut for the West Indies against Australia. Holder’s contract with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction was signed just a couple of days after he made his international debut.

The 15th January 2014 marked Holder’s T20I debut against New Zealand. Aside from his incredible height, he also holds a position among the fastest bowlers in the sport today.

10. Tom Moody [Australia]

Height: 6 feet 7 inches [2.0 meter]

Tom Moody

It should be noted that Thomas Masson Moody, commonly referred to as “Long” Tom Moody, had an impressive height of 2.01 meters (6’7″), making his colossal frame intimidating to any batsman. He was one of two Australian cricketers, along with Steve Waugh, who were members of two successful teams at the 1987 and 1999 World Cups.

As well as being a former head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, he is also an experienced player. Recently, he served as a coach for the Kings XI Punjab team in the Indian Premier League. The fact that he is ranked among the tallest cricketers comes as no surprise.

11. David Larter [Scotland]

Height: 6 feet 7 inches [2.0 meter]

From 1962 to 1965, David Larter played in 10 Test matches for England as a member of the Scottish cricket team, born John David Frederick Larter on 24 April 1940 in Inverness, Scotland.

He competed for Northamptonshire before making his debut for Suffolk in the Minor Counties Championship. A six-foot-seven-inch right-arm fast bowler with a long run-up, Larter began his cricket career in England with Suffolk.

“David Larter was a complex individual,” wrote the cricket writer Colin Bateman. It was not uncommon for him not to enjoy bowling on occasion while playing for Northampton. His career record of 666 wickets at 19 each suggests that he was a frighteningly good fast bowler, when the mood struck him and his 6′ 7″ physique was in perfect working order.

12. Peter Fulton [New Zealand]

Height: 6 feet 6.75 inches [1.99 meter]

There is a very good reason why Peter Fulton was given the nickname “Two Meter Peter.”. On March 28, 2006, he made his Test debut against the West Indies. 

Considering his robust physique, the 6’7″ New Zealand cricketer is only the second batsman after Tony Greig to make the list. However, after a brief international career, he failed to fulfill his potential and faded away.

He scored the highest maiden first-class century by any New Zealand batsman in 2003 with 301* against Auckland at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The fact that he is ranked among the tallest cricketers is beyond dispute.

13. Tony Greig [England]

Height: 6 feet 7 inches [1.99 meter]

It is with great pride that we recognize Anthony William “Tony” Greig (6 October 1946 – 29 December 2012) as one of the most confident players in the history of the game. In the period from 1972 to 1977, Greig played 58 consecutive Tests for England as an all-rounder.

His international career led him to become a prominent member of Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket team. Greig was a talented batsman capable of hitting big shots and batting stylish centuries.

After retiring, he worked as a TV commentator and was equally forthright. A cancerous tumor claimed Tony Greig’s life on 29th December 2012 at the age of 66. The fact that he is among the tallest cricketers is beyond doubt.

14. Courtney Walsh [West Indies]

Height: 6 feet 6 inches [1.98 meter]

A great fast bowler in cricket history, Courtney Andrew Walsh has earned his place among the greatest. In the period between 1984 and 2001, Courtney Walsh was a member of the West Indies Cricket Team.

He also served as the captain of the West Indies in 22 Test matches. His most notable accomplishment was collaborating with fellow West Indian Curtly Ambrose for several years in opening bowling partnerships.

A bowler named Courtney Walsh became the first to surpass 500 wickets. In terms of height, he is among the tallest cricket players in history at 198 cm.

15. Jacob Oram [New Zealand]

Height: 6 feet 6 inches [1.98 meter]

One of the greatest cricketers to represent New Zealand is Jacob David Philip Oram. With his enormous height of 6’6″, the burly medium-fast bowler was capable of obtaining great purchase on even dead pitches.

He is a regular fixture in New Zealand’s International sides due to his skills with both bat and ball. The Hawke Cup was his first season playing for the Manawatu cricket team. Aside from that, he played in the Indian Premier League for the Rajasthan Royals.

Among the 36 New Zealanders who have scored 1,000 runs in Test cricket, he is another who has reached the double of 1,000 runs in ODI cricket and 100 wickets in Test cricket.

16. Morne Morkel [South Africa]

Height: 6 feet 5 inches [1.98 meter]

An ex-South African fast bowler Allan Donald described Morne Morkel as having “genuine pace.”. Morkel has also earned praise for his abilities as a lower-order left-handed batsman. However, Morkel was dropped from the Test team in 2009 following a poor run of form.

It was surprising to learn that his older brother Albie Morkel filled his position. It was not until 2010 that he was able to regain his Test position. As one of the most feared fast bowlers in world cricket today, the giant 6’5″ South African is one of the most feared individuals.

Despite being a younger brother of Albie, the young sibling has made good use of his height by bowling extremely fast and generating incredible bounce.


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Cricketers who are the tallest in the world FAQs

Is there a cricketer who will be the tallest in 2022?

Mohammed Irfan stands at 7’1″ tall, making him the tallest cricketer ever to represent Pakistan. As a first-time player, Irfan played against England in 2010. A period of two ODIs resulted in him losing his place in the national team.

Which is the wealthier player, Dhoni or Kohli?

A former captain of India, MS Dhoni, has a net worth of Rs 767 crore, making him the second richest cricketer in the world. According to Forbes magazine, Virat Kohli is the third-richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of Rs 638 crore.

How thin is the thinnest cricketer in the world?

In the current era of cricket, Yuzvendra Chahal is regarded as one of the lightest players. The fact that he is short does not detract from the fact that he appears to be very lean. Nevertheless, he is considered to be one of the best cricketers in the world.

Is there a cricketer who is the shortest in height?

Cornelius Francoius Kruger van Wyk holds the record for being the shortest cricketer to have played in international Test matches and Twenty20 matches. He is the shortest player in both formats, standing at 3 feet 9 inches tall. In spite of Wyk’s height, he performed exceptionally well on the field. 

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