Cricket requires a perfect strategy with good skills, and if you have it, then the game is all yours! But whichever the sport is, being tall always works as the icing on the cake, and cricket is no exception. If you are a cricket spectator, you must have seen that most fast bowlers are tall. Such fast bowlers can throw the ball with extra bouncy refinement, which leads the batsman to leave the ground. These tall players have played a pivotal role in their teams, and here, we have a list of the top 10 tallest cricketers in the world.
1. Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan, a left-handed left-winger of Pakistan, is the longest-serving bowler in 7ft 1in cricket. The Punjab, Pakistan-born midfielder, made his medium-sized ODI debut against England in 2010. Later in 2013, he did his first Test but soon left the side as he was prone to injury.
2. Joel Garner
One of the top cricketers, who took part in lifting Somerset to the top of cricket in England, and in the West Indies for the World Cup, is Joel Garner (6ft 8 in), being the tallest man who has ever played Test cricket. He's a potent person, unlike many fast bowlers, who don't throw everything at him in a big creative way.
3. Bruce Reid
Bruce Anthony Reid (born March 14, 1963) was a former Australian cricketer. 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) long, throwing the left arm quickly, in the middle, Reid also played home to his homeland in Western Australia. He got more explosions from his great heights, and he was very accurate. In January 1986, Reid played against India as his debut game.
4. Peter George
Peter Robert George was born on October 16, 1986, in Woodville, South Australia, to an Australian cricketer. Throwing in the middle right arm, George plays his first-class cricket for the Queensland Bulls. George's first global promotion came when he was placed next to Ryan Harris and spent a few days in New Zealand.
5. Curtly Ambrose
Former West Indies veteran Curly Ambrose was born on September 21, 1963. Famous for one of the longest cricket matches, he retired in 2000. The incredible height of 6'7 ″ worked well and was a challenge for the batsman as he used to catch the ball in the first over in an inning.
6. Steven Finn
The England 6ft 7in tall Pacer made his first Test against Bangladesh in 2010. After all, he is part of the English cricket team in all three cricket teams. Finn has a height that helps him to accelerate in all directions and hit 145 km/hr. He played 36 Tests, 69 ODIs, and 21 T20s, took 125, 102, and 27 wickets, respectively.
7. Chris Tremlett
Chris Tremlett, having a majestic of height 6ft 7 inches, was a very talented and skilful thrower. His body gave him all the ingredients - speed, bumping, and precision - to be a world-class fast bowler except for one: a lack of sustained stamina that would have been a standout test. Nevertheless, England will be very grateful for the memories of the 2010-11 Ashes series when he was an integral part of their victory over Australia.
8. Jason Holder
6 ft 7 inches tall, Jason Holder is one of the best players to play world cricket at the moment. He appeared as a future star in 2010 Under 19 World Cup and has never been disappointed. He is also a tiny West Indian owner to captain the team in both ODI and Test versions.
9. Sulieman Benn
Sulieman Benn came to this land on July 22, 1981, in Saint James, Barbados. Benn with a height of 6’ 7″ is a respected left-handed spin bowler for the West Indies Cricket Team. He earned his place in the national team in 1999 and became part of the West Indies team in all three formats.
10. Cameron Cuffy
Unlike the other fastest West Indies players on the list, Cameron Cuffy was not the most successful with the national team, playing only 15 Tests between 1994 and 2002. However, the batsmen used to say that Cuffy had difficulty getting points, with his delivery coming down the 'clouds'.