Cricket is a very famous sport all around the world and has garnered some of the most loyal fans there are out there. It is a bat and ball game played between two teams of 11 players on each, on a 22-yard pitch with a wicket at each end. But this is not about cricket’s technicalities and its history! We are here to take a look at the top 10 tallest cricketers as of right now in 2022:
- Mohammad Irfan
- Joel Garner
- Chris Tremlett
- Peter George
- Jason Holder
- Curtly Ambrose
- Suleiman Benn
- Steve Finn
- Tom Moody
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
Here is a list of the top 10 cricket players with the tallest heights as of now in this time of history. Click here to check out today cricket betting rates.
1. Mohammad Irfan – Height 7’1”
Mohammad Irfan is currently the tallest cricket player in the world with a height of 7 ft. and 1 inch, making him the tallest cricket player in the history of cricket. He was born on 6th June 1982, in Punjab, and represented the international Pakistan cricket team in test ODI and T20 cricket from 2010 – 2019. Mohammad Irfan played mainly as the team’s Bowler – Left-arm fast bowling – hitting speeds of 145 km/h. He was seen as a prominent figure in the series win against India as he emerged as a wild card, leading Pakistan to victory. At 7’1” he remains the tallest player in cricket history.
2. Joel Garner – Height 6’9”
Country: West Indies
Joel Garner is a former West Indian cricketer born on 16th December 1952, in Christ Church, Barbados. Nicknamed Big Bird, he is the highest-ranking One Day International bowler according to the ICC best-ever bowling ratings and is 37th in Tests. He was the team’s right-arm fast bowler, and during his time in his career the West Indies reached unprecedented heights, not losing a Test series in 15 years! As of 2016 he is the Barbados Cricket Association president serving various duties there. At 6’9” he is the second tallest player in cricket history.
3. Chris Tremlett – Height 6’8”
Christopher Timothy Tremlett, born on 2nd September 1981, in Southampton, England, is a former English cricketer. He mainly played as a right-arm fast-medium bowler in England’s cricket team, while also being a great right-handed batter. He was a competent batsman with seven first-class fifties under his belt. Unfortunately, his career was short-lived as he retired from cricket in 2015 due to an injury, after only playing internationally since his debut in 2005. At 6’8” he is the 3rd player on our list for the top 10 tallest players in cricket.
4. Peter George – Height 6’8”
Peter Robert George is an Australian cricketer born on 16th October 1986. He debuted against Indian National Cricket team in a Test match in 2010. Peter George played a right-arm seam bowler, and a right-handed batsman; although his bowling is well appreciated and is compared in style to former fast-bowler Glen McGrath. He played for the south Australian team from 2008-2013. At 6’8” he is the 4th player on our list of top 10 tallest players cricket players.
5. Jason Holder – Height 6’7”
Country: West Indies
Jason Holder is a West Indian fast bowler, born in Barbados, on 5th November 1991. He is a quick right-arm bowler. With his international ODI debut in 2013 he garnered a lot of attention due to his unpredictable bowler qualities and style due to his height. He is also a former captain of the West Indies cricket team. He is considered a genuine all-rounder. At 6 ft. and 7 inches, he comes up 5th place on the list of top 10 tallest cricket players.
6. Curtly Ambrose – Height 6’7”
Country: West Indies
Curtly Ambrose is yet another highly regarded (and tall!) West Indies players. He was born on 21st September 1963 in Swetes, Antigua and Barbuda. He is a former cricketer with 98 test matches under his belt for West Indies. With a right-arm fast bowling style he is widely regarded as one of the absolute greatest fast bowlers of all time! He took 405 test wickets at an average of 20.99. Curtly’s cricket career was highly successful where he stayed in the top of the ICC ranking for most of his career. With a height of 6’7”, this highly loved bowler comes up to number 6 on our list of top 10.
7. Suleiman Benn – Height 6’7”
Country: West Indies
Suleiman Benn, yet another tall bowler representing West Indies! Suleiman debut in 1999 against the Sri Lanka National Cricket team. Although being more acknowledged for his bowling, he is still considered a useful left-handed batsman. He was born on 22nd July 1981 in Saint James Parish, Barbados. Currently he is playing for the Barbados national cricket team. He is considered an amazing left-arm orthodox spinner. With a height of 6’7”, Suleiman Benn comes up to the 7th position on our list of top 10 tallest cricketers.
8. Steve Finn – Height 6’7”
Steve Thomas Finn is an English right-arm fast bowler. He was born on 4th April 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He also holds the acknowledgment of being the youngest ever person to debut in first-class cricket, at the age of 16. He also made his professional debut in 2010 against Bangladesh. He has been playing from 2010 all the way till 2022 although having shifted away from international to domestic by playing for the Sussex cricket club (squad 44). At 6’7” he stands at the 8th spot on our top 10 list.
9. Tom Moody – Height 6’6”
This tall cricketer is a former Australian international cricketer and currently the director for Sri Lanka Cricket. He continues to hold a wide range of coaching roles. He was born on 2nd October 1965 in Adelaide, Australia. He debuted against the New Zealand national cricket team in a test match, and against the Indian national cricket team in an ODI. He is considered a Top Order Batter. At 6’6” he comes to number 9 on our top 10 list of tallest cricketers.
10. Shaheen Shah Afridi – Height 6’6”
Shaheen Shah Afridi was born in Landi Kotal, Pakistan. He is a left-arm fast bowler for the Pakistan national cricket team and comes to their #10 in rankings. Shaheen was introduced to professional cricket in 2015 at the FATA-under-16 trials. He is not only considered to have the ability to bowl really fast but has also been seen striking the ball really hard with a bat in his hands too. At 6’6”, Shaheen Shah Afridi comes to the last and final position on our top 10 list of tallest players.
So there you go! Some of the tallest cricketers in history as of current. With their good height these exceptional players not only walked head high on the pitches but managed to create their own space on their capacity within cricket.