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Top 10 tallest cricket bowlers in world currently in action

Top 10 tallest cricket bowlers in world currently in action

Being extraordinarily large-heighted might have its own disadvantages however if you are a cricket bowler, that too a pacer, then this extra volume put on you by nature is typically a blessing. Tall person often struggle to fit in a normal civilization however choosing the right occupation can certainly help them live a star’s life. These human giants when turn to NBA they are the most iconic basketball players in the same manner when these pick up cricket they are known as the tallest cricket bowlers in the world. One might argue that why tallest cricket players are always meant to be bowlers? The reason for that particular query is quite simple. Height helps greatly when you are a fast bowler as compared to the batting. Although there are some tallest cricket bowlers in spin department as well but that case is indeed rare. Tallest cricket bowlers who are currently in action in international cricket might not be as furious as fast bowlers used to be in 80s or 90s era, still they are making a great impact utilizing the special gift nature has awarded them with. Top 10 tallest cricket bowlers of today’s cricket world stand as follows.

Top 10 tallest cricket bowlers in world currently in action

10. Chris Morris 6’5”

Chris Morris tallest cricket bowlers

The first South African entrant in the list of the tallest cricket bowlers is Protea fast bowler cum late order batsman Chris Morris. From being a bowling all-rounder to one of the best chasers in cricket world, Chris Morris has evolved a lot to fit in the modern day speedy game. His heroics against England last year when almost the whole South African side was back in dug outs, single handedly won the match by one wicket to claim an equalizer for the series. Similarly he has been doing some magic in the latest edition of Indian Premier League – IPL 9, hitting the fastest half century of the season out of nowhere.

09. Josh Hazelwood 6’5”

Josh Hazelwood tallest cricket bowlers

Australian fast bowling legacy left by the great Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee needed to be carried out by some qualified successors. With Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait having almost finished their quota, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood are the future of Australian fast bowling. Unlike Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood has been given a restricted opportunity in limited overs cricket. However, one of the tallest cricket bowlers in the world stands as a successful test match bowler for the Aussie side with 70 wickets in 17 matches.

08. Darren Sammy 6’5”

Darren Sammy tallest cricket bowlers

The double world cup winner Darren Sammy is yet another West Indian in the tallest cricket bowlers in the world. The reason for being so much West Indians in the list is quite obvious, the athletic build of the players hailing from the developed world temperature zones. Darren Sammy apart from being one of the tallest cricket players in the world is probably one of the most loved cricketer as well. His dedication for the game has always been superb whether it is about winning one or two T20 world cups or a domestic T20 league.

07. Morne Morkel 6’5”

Morne Morkel tallest cricket bowlers

The South African pacer has been one of the best bowlers for the country in recent years, performing both in ODIs and tests unlike his partner Dale Steyn who has lost the reputation of being a best limited over bowler. With 6 ft. 5 inches tall, the right arm pacer has been the best bowler for South Africa in World Cup 2015. While for the recent T20 world cup he was not picked up by the selectors which surely made the side regret later on.

06. Mitchel Starc 6’6”

Mitchell Starc tallest cricket bowlers

When your skipper is relying on you to scare the opposition batsmen, there must be at least something special in you. Same is the case with the most talented Australian bowler at the moment, Mitchell Starc. The 26 year old has been recalled in Australia’s squad for the tri nation series against South Africa and West Indies after having fitness issues for an extended period.  Having produced the fastest ball ever bowled in test cricket history against New Zealand, Mitchell Starc can do miracles at times. At 6’6” Starc is also one of the tallest cricket bowlers currently in action.

05. Stuart Broad 6’6”

Stuart Broad tallest cricket bowlers

What Mitchell Starc is to Australia, Stuart Broad is for England, except for a little less efficacy of the later in limited overs game. One of the finest test match bowlers England ever had, Stuart Broad has led the side in shortest version of cricket. However like his performance in limited overs, his captaincy was not of great success. While in test cricket he is the owner of a hat-trick as well as the second-highest ever score made by a number 9 batsman.

04. Jason Holder 6’7”

Jason Holder tallest cricket bowlers

The latest addition to the list of tallest cricket bowlers in the world is also from West Indies. The current captain of West Indian test and ODI squad Jason has made a quite impressive reputation among the talented West Indian players. At the age of just 24 years, Jason Holder has the right potential of being a great all-rounder in future like most of his side’s players. At 6 ft. 7 in the young lad has some safe hands in the field as well.

03. Steven Finn 6’7”

Steven Finn tallest cricket bowlers

Steven Finn is one of the fastest bowlers in cricket world currently playing the international cricket. With a colossal height of 6 ft. 7 in, the English pacer could be a real terror for the batsmen both in limited over and test cricket. With England currently in action against Sri Lanka at home soil, Steven Finn is ready to make an impression to justify his selection. However as it stands at the moment, the islanders are not standing a chance even against James Anderson’s havocs.

02. Sulieman Benn 6’7”

Sulieman Benn tallest cricket bowlers

The West Indian giant is the only spin bowler that features in the list of top 10 current tallest cricket bowlers in the world. It’s been said that height usually favors the fast bowlers, Sulieman Benn comes as an exception. The 34 year old Barbados often comes as a handy option in limited over cricket, with frequently opening the bowling attack. Unlike most of the tallest cricketers, Sulieman Benn has the talents of a great fielder as well especially in the gully position.

01. Muhammad Irfan 7’1”

Irfan tallest cricket bowlers

Pakistan Cricket team has always come up with surprises when we speak of best fast bowlers in cricket. Team green’s bowling attack has been phenomenal in past and at present they count as one of the bowling attacks in the world. Unfortunately there other two departments, batting and fielding has never been of world class otherwise the side would have been a huge success in modern day cricket. Nevertheless, speaking of the tallest cricket bowlers, Muhammad Irfan is the tallest cricket player the world has ever witnessed. Standing at 7 ft. and 1 inches Muhammad Irfan tops the all-time tallest cricketers list as well. Despite being immensely tall, Irfan has been unable to live up to his advance publicity.

Top 10 tallest cricket bowlers currently in action

1. Muhammad Irfan 7’1”

2. Sulieman Benn 6’7”

3.Steven Finn 6’7”

4.  Jason Holder 6’7”

5. Stuart Broad 6’6”

6. Mitchel Starc 6’6”

7. Morne Morkel 6’5”

8. Darren Sammy 6’5”

9. Josh Hazelwood 6’5”

10.  Chris Morris 6’5”

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