Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-08-04 10:22:00
Cricketers are generally tall and strong. The height of a batsman is often measured in inches, and the average height of an international cricketer is around 6 feet. However, there have been some very tall players who have played cricket at the highest level. Here's a list of some of the tallest cricketers in history:
Peter George is a professional cricketer from Australia. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. He was born on 12th October, 1989 at Perth in the state of Western Australia.
Peter George’s height is 6’7 which makes him the tallest cricketer in the world today. He has played for various domestic teams like South Australia Redbacks, Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder as well as IPL franchisee Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.
The second tallest cricketer of India is Joel Garner. He was born on 17th February 1960 in Saint Michael, Barbados and played for West Indies cricket team as a fast bowler between 1978 and 1993. During his playing career, he took 405 wickets in 100 ODIs and 414 wickets in 99 Tests.
In 1982, he won the World Cup with the West Indies team by beating England by 43 runs at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. He is also famous for taking 9 wickets against England at Old Trafford Cricket Ground during 1987 World Cup final match which was declared unofficial due to rain interruptions after being shortened from 5 days format to 3 days format because of political tensions between England & Pakistan governments at that time
After retiring from international cricket career in 1993 with 414 Test Wickets under his belt (at an average of 22), he became coach for Bangladesh national cricket team for several years before returning home where he now coaches various local teams including St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Basil D'oliveria was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He was born on February 4, 1953 in Bangalore, Karnataka to Frank and Annalisa D’Oliveria. He made his first class debut playing for Karnataka at the age of 17 years old. Basil represented India in different age groups like Under 17 and 19 cricket teams before making his international debut against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1975. His first ODI match came against West Indies at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai where he made an unbeaten 39 runs off 31 balls with 3 fours and 1 sixer to his name.
Lasith Malinga is the fourth tallest cricketer in the world. He was born on November 9, 1981 in Matara, Sri Lanka. In 2010, he played for Mumbai Indians and became one of the highest paid players in IPL history after being bought for $2 million by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011. As a fast bowler, he took up cricket at an early age and soon became a member of his school cricket team. He later went on to play first-class cricket for Ragama Cricket Club between 2001 and 2003 before making his international debut against Australia in 2004 as part of its ODI squad which toured Australia that year.
Ishant Sharma, the current tallest cricketer in India, stands at 7’1 inches tall. He was born on 2nd May 1987 and hails from Haryana. He plays for Delhi Daredevils, who are a part of IPL (Indian Premier League). He first made his debut for India in 2009 and has taken over 200 wickets in ODIs (One Day Internationals).
He is also known as “The Monster” because of his height!
Chris Tremlett is an English cricketer. He is a left arm fast bowler and he is a specialist left arm fast bowler. Chris Tremlett has played first-class cricket for Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex as well as international cricket for England. He is a tall cricketer with the height of 6ft 8inches (2m11cm). In his playing career he was recognized in 2010 by Guinness World Records as the tallest living professional sportsman at the time, until being overtaken by Dutch basketball player Richard Kiejanczyk in 2012.
In his playing career he has represented Hampshire County Cricket Club from 2002 until 2005; Surrey County Cricket Club between 2006 and 2013; Sussex County Cricket Club in 2011; Worcestershire County Cricket Club during 2013; Australian state team Victoria Bushrangers during 2012–13 season after moving to Australia due to personal reasons while also working on an off-season contract with New Zealand franchise Otago Volts from which he returned before making any appearances then signed up by Somerset County Cricket Club ahead of 2015 campaign but injuries restricted him from making any appearances so instead took up coaching role there until deciding enough was enough after suffering another injury setback instead getting involved at club level again where possible whilst also doing some work for Sky Sports along with other media outlets including Daily Telegraph & BBC Radio 5 Live Sport Plus
New Zealand cricketer Chris Martin is the tallest cricketer in world cricket. He was born on 29 July 1981, in Auckland and was named after his father’s favorite musician, Chris Rea.
He is a right-handed fast bowler and a member of New Zealand cricket team since 2003. He plays for Auckland cricket team at domestic level and has played 76 first class matches so far.
He made his international debut against Bangladesh at ICC World Cup 2007 where he took 3 wickets for 50 runs in 10 overs with an economy rate of 3.60 runs per over which included one maiden over. He also played an important part in New Zealand’s victory over Australia by securing 5 wickets for 63 runs against them at ICC World Cup 2015 despite only getting 5 overs because of rain interruption during match."
Suresh Raina is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who plays for India and Chennai Super Kings. He was born on 11 June 1985 in Vadodara, Gujarat to Shri Rajesh Raina and Smt. Kanta Raina. Suresh started his cricket career at the age of 18 as an opening batsman for Uttar Pradesh Under-19s.
He made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2002–03 at the age of 17 years, going on to become one of the most consistent performers for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket during the early 2000s; he also represented India A team from 2004 to 2007 before being selected for the national squad in 2007 against Bangladesh. In January 2012, he was named captain of Kolkata Knight Riders replacing Gautam Gambhir who had moved back home.
Dale Steyn is a South African cricketer who plays for South Africa as a fast bowler. He has been named ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2009 and 2011, ICC Test Player of the Year in 2009 and he was also part of the ICC World XI squad that played against Australia in 2012. He made his international debut on 23rd March 2006 against Australia at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town where he took 2 wickets for 25 runs in 11 overs. Steyn currently holds several records such as being the fastest bowler to take 200 ODI wickets with an average of 24.1 and also having taken more than 300 wickets in international cricket with an average of 23.0 which makes him one of the best bowlers ever!
The tallest cricketers are Peter George, Joel Garner and Basil D'oliveria.
The height of Peter George is 6’7”. He was born on 1st March 1983 at Arima in Trinidad and Tobago. He is a right-arm fast bowler who plays for Australia and Perth Scorchers.
The height of Joel Garner is 6’8”. He was born on 19th December 1954 at Georgetown, Demerara in Guyana(Guyana). He is a right arm fast bowler who played 96 Tests and 107 ODIs for West Indies(WI). In his career as a fast bowler, he took 405 wickets which includes one hat trick against England at Barbados in 1991/92 season of World Cup Final 1993 that WI won by 22 runs under captaincy from Viv Richards .
Basil D'oliveria is another tallest player recorded till date with his height standing at 6'3" (191 cm) tall with an arm span measuring 84 inches(213cm).
Lasith Malinga can be said to be the third tallest player ever measured with his standing height being 6'6"(198 cm) tall with an arm span measuring 80 inches (203 cm).
Ishant Sharma has been measured seventh among all time tallest cricketers ever recorded so far with his height being 7'1"(216 cm) tall along with an arm span of 88 inches (221 cm).
Here the list of tallest cricketers in the world and their heights.