Cricket, unlike other sports, requires only two basic requirements for one to outshine in the game. All it needs is to be skillful and consistent. Though there is no consensus over the role that height plays in the sport, we have witnessed several instances where a player with a good size has had the advantage over the other players in the team. The South African cricket team is known to have some of the tallest cricketers in cricket history. The article mentions the top 10 tallest cricketers in the South African cricket team in the current squad.

1. L Ngidi

Lungisani True-man Ngidi is a right-arm fast-medium bowler of the current squad. He made his first appearance on 20 January 2017 against Sri Lanka at Centurion in a T20I match. He has taken a total of 122 wickets playing 62 games in all formats. His height is 6’4″.

2. PWA Mulder 

Pieter Willem Adriaan Mulder is a right-hand batsman and right-arm medium bowler. He is an all-rounder in the current squad. He made his first appearance on 22 October 2017 against Bangladesh in East London in an ODI match. He has played a total of 23 matches and scored 275 runs. The bowler has taken 29 wickets in all formats. Mulder’s height is 6’2” which gives him an edge over the other players in the team.

3. Rassie Van Der Dussen 

Rassie van der Dussen is a right-hand top order batsman in the current squad. He made his first appearance in a T20 match against Zimbabwe. The match was played on 9 October 2018 at East London. He has played a total of 68 and scored 2415 runs in all formats.Der Dussen is 6’2″ young batsman in the South African cricket team.

4. Aiden Kyle Markram 

Aiden Kyle Markram is a right-hand batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. He is an all-rounder in the current squad. The batsman played his first game on 28 September 2017 against Bangladesh. The test match was played at Potchefstroom. He has played a total of 75 matches and scored 3093 runs. The allrounder has taken 12 wickets in all formats. Markram is 6’1” tall and has a decent record in both batting and bowling.

5. Kagiso Rabada 

Kagiso Rabada is a right-arm fast bowler in the current squad. He made his first appearance on 5 November 2014 against Australia at Adelaide in a T20I match. He has played a total of 164 games and taken 380 wickets in all formats.6’1” tall South African bowler, Rabada is famous for his fast bowling and is a nightmare for the batsmen.

6. George Fredrik Linde 

George Fredrik Linde is a left-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He is an all-rounder in the current squad who made his first appearance against India at Ranchi. The test match was played on 19 October 2019. Linde has played a total of 19 matches and scored 273 runs. He has taken 27 wickets in all formats. Gorge Fredrik Linde is a young and enthusiastic bowler in the South African cricket team with 6 feet.

7. Anrich Arno Nortje 

Anrich Arno Nortje is a right-arm fast bowler in the current squad. He made his first appearance on 3 March 2019 against Sri Lanka at Johannesburg in an ODI match. He has played a total of 35 games and taken 78 wickets in all formats. Anrich Nortje is a fast bowler with some good records in international cricket. His 6 feet height adds a plus factor to his already excellent bowling pace.

8. Kyle Verreynne 

Kyle Verreynne is a right-hand batsman in the current squad. He made his first appearance on 29 February 2020 against Australia at Paarl in an ODI match. He has played a total of 10 games and scored 227 runs in all formats. Verreynne is a young wicket-keeper in the south African cricket team with a height of 6 feet.

9. David Andrew Miller 

David Andrew Miller is a left-hand middle-order batsman in the current squad. He made his first appearance on 20 May 2010 against West Indies at North Sound in a T20I match. He has played a total of 226 games and scored 5097 runs in all formats. David Miller is 6 feet and is an explosive batsman of the South African cricket team.

10. Janneman Nieuwoudt Malan 

Janneman Nieuwoudt Malan is a right-hand top-order batsman in the current squad. He made his first appearance in a T20 match against South Africa. The match was played on 3 February 2019 in Johannesburg. Malan played a total of 21 games and scored 886 runs in all formats. The batsman is an all-rounder in the south African cricket team with 5’10”.