Cricket is generally a technical and skills-based sport. Fitness is not a significant concern here. But it has some physical attributes that create a massive impact on the cricketer. You must have seen a tall cricketer as the bowler most. It is said that bowler gets an extra advantage with their excellent height as they use the measurement for line and length of the ball. Earlier every, each West Indies bowler used to be 6 feet tall, and their bouncers were a nightmare for the batsmen. Cricket has seen many tall cricketers in history.
1. Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan, Pakistani left-arm medium-pacer, is the tallest bowler in the history of cricket. His height stands at 7ft 1 inch. Irfan made his ODI debut against England in 2010. He used to ball at 140 km/ hr consistently. Although he couldn't show consistency later, and batsmen started picking him quickly. He hasn't played an international match in the last two years.
2. Joel Garner
Famous as a big bird. The legendary West Indies bowler appeared in 58 tests in his ten years of cricket career. He took 259 wickets in his international test cricket. Joel Garner is the tallest West Indies cricketer with his gigantic height of 6ft 8 inches. Garner has played 98 shorter formats of cricket, in which he bagged 146 wickets. He was also famous for his effective Yorkers.
3. Bruce Reid
Bruce Reid, is an Australian left-arm fast bowler. He, is another tall bowler on this list, With a height of 6ft 8 inces. Bruce picked up 113 wickets in 27 test matches and 63 wickets in one day international. Bruce was a great talent, but Injury let his career down.
4. Kyle Jamieson
The latest sensation in the cricket world, Kyle Jamieson, is one of the most significant finds in New Zealand cricket. He made his international debut in 2020 and never looked back after that. Kyle Jamieson is 6 ft 8 inches tall that gives an advantage to him for bowling perfect bouncers. Kyle is part of NZ’s inaugural world test championship victory.
5. Boyd Rankin
Boyd Rankin is one of the fewest cricketers who has played for two different nations. He started his international career with the Ireland national cricket team. Later, he played for England national team. Boyd Rankin’s height is 6ft 7inches, and this fast bowler has played a total of 78 one-day international matches.
6. Chris Tremlett
Southampton 6ft 7inches tall fast bowler made his international debut in 2005 and went to play 12 test matches and 15 Odis, although he didn't get enough opportunities.
7. Steven Finn
Steven Finn made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2010. He impressed everyone and became part of all three formats. He has played a total of 36 tests, 69 Odis and 21 t20is for England. Steven Finn is 6ft 7inches tall.
8. Curtly Ambrose
The legendary and one of the greatest bowlers of all time, Curtly Ambrose, has played a total of 98 test matches for his national team. Ambrose was part of mighty West Indies cricket when they used to dominate any opponents. His 6ft 7inches tall height provides him to bowl at more pace and bounce.
9. Suleiman Benn
Suleiman Benn is 6ft 7inches tall, which makes him one of the tallest cricketers in West Indies cricket history. Sulieman Benn has played a total of 26 test matches for his national team, where he took 87 wickets. He has represented West Indies cricket in all three formats.
10. Jason Holder
Jason holder is one of the finest all-rounders in current cricket. He became a star after playing under 19 world cups. Jason holder has also reached at no one rank test all-rounder multiple times. Also, He is the youngest West Indies cricketer to lead his national team.