Cricket is an exciting game for the players and well as its fantasy cricket fans. It is all about skills, strength and talent. A bowler needs to bowl technically to dismiss the batsman. And the batsman needs to play shrewdly to defend his wicket and ensure to score more runs for his side.
Do you remember the famous West Indian bowler Curtly Ambrose? We are sure with the mere mention of his name; you will remember how tall he was. In daily fantasy cricket games at 11wickets.com, the height or weight of a player is not of much importance.
The players with little height and even high weight are always been successful and legendary in the online fantasy cricket. If the player has long height, that’ll be a great advantage as a bowler, as well as a batsman.
Let’s know who the 6 tallest cricketers in history of cricket are. Have a look!
The Pakistani Cricketer, Mohammad Irfan was born on 6 June, 1982, in Punjab, Pakistan. He records to be the tallest cricketer in history of cricket with the height of 7’1″. Along with his height, he weighs 117 kg. If you don’t remember him, his description can give you the idea how big he is. He manages to bowl at the speed of 140 km/h consistently. His incredible height gives him advantage of making extra bounce to ball. He has last played ODI in 2016 for Pakistan.
The former Windies pacer, Joel Garner was born on 16 December, 1952 in Christ Church, Barbados. He was nicknamed as a ‘Big Bird’ or “Big Joel” in the team for his incredible height of 6 feet and 8 inches. Garner tremendously performed in earlier 70s and 80s. His bowling average was always maintained and his full-length Yorkers were always critical for any batsman on the crease. He also led the team towards the victory of World Cup in 1979.
The Australian test cricketer, Peter George born on 16 October, 1986, in Adelaide, Australia, is the 3rd tallest cricketer so far. He is the only Australian cricketer with height of 6’8″. He usually plays in Test format for Australia and he is a good right-arm fast-medium bowler.
With a height of 6 feet and 8 inches, Boyd Rankin played cricket for both Ireland and England Teams. He was born on 5 July, 1984, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. His horrific bouncers are mostly quiet difficult for the batsman to play, for which he takes most advantage.
Another player with a height of 6’8”, Chris Tremlett played for England team. He was born on 2 September, 1981, in Southampton, England. He was not just a brilliant bowler, but also was a great batsman in the team.
Steven Finn was born on 4 April, 1989, in Watford, England. He is an English Team player. Finn has the height of 6’6″ which has proven to be the great advantage in the whole England Team when he bowls. He debuted Test format in 2010 and ODI format in 2011. And since then, he has been known as a dangerous bowler in English Team. In particular, when he bowls extra-bounce deliveries to the batsman.
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