The world’s tallest bowlers in cricket history with advantages

Posted on May 30 2013 - 2:48pm by visitpak

Today we are going to give you the information of the world’s tallest bowlers in cricket history with their advantages. The tallest bowlers naturally get some edge over the average bowlers. In cricket we normally agree with one thing that bowlers should be good height while the batsmen could perform well even they have low height.

So 1st we are going to talk about the advantages of tallest bowlers in cricket history and later on we will describe about the details of those bowlers. Natural height could be a key feature of a good and fast bowler.

Advantages of tallest bowlers in cricket history:

  • Greater absolute strength
  • Greater work capacity (force multiplied by distance)
  • Greater work per unit of time
  • Longer reach
  • Greater visibility
  • Lower resting metabolic rate (the amount of energy spent daily by humans at rest)
  • Lower heart rate (the number of heartbeats per unit of time)
  • Less likely to become dehydrated
  • Greater speed and power due to mechanical advantages

1.            Muhammad Irfan:

The height of Muhammad Irfan

Height 7 ft 1 in (2.21 m)
Country Pakistan
Test Debut 14th of February v South Africa
One day Debut 10th of September 2010 v England
Test Matches 2
One day matches 3
Wickets Test – 3 & ODI 14
Best Bowling Figure Test – 3/121 & ODI – 4/33

2.            Joel Garnet:

The Joel Garnet height

Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Country West Indies
Test Debut 18th of Febraury 1977 v Pakistan
One day Debut 16th of March 1977 v Pakistan
Test Matches 58
One day matches 98
Wickets Test – 259 & ODI 146
Best Bowling Figure Test – 6/56 & ODI – 5/31

3.            Bruce Ried:

the Bruce Ried height

Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Country Australia
Test Debut December 1985 v India
One day Debut 9th of January 1986 v New Zealand
Test Matches 27
One day matches 61
Wickets Test – 113 & ODI 61
Best Bowling Figure Test – 7/51 & ODI – 5/53

4.            Chris Tremlett:

The Chris Tremlett height

Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Country England
Test Debut 19th of July 2007 v India
One day Debut 21st of June 2005 v Bangladesh
Test Matches 11
One day matches 15
Wickets Test – 49 & ODI 15
Best Bowling Figure Test – 6/48 & ODI – 4/32

5.            Curtly Ambrose:

The Curtly Ambrose height

Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Country West Indies
Test Debut 2nd of April 1988 v Pakistan
One day Debut 12th of March 1988 v Pakistan
Test Matches 98
One day matches 176
Wickets Test – 405 & ODI 225
Best Bowling Figure Test – 8/45 & ODI – 5/17

6.            Tom Moody:

The Tom Moody height

Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Country Australia
Test Debut 24th November 1989 v New Zealand
One day Debut 9th of October 1987 v India
Test Matches 8
One day matches 76
Wickets Test – 2 & ODI 52
Best Bowling Figure Test – 1/17 & ODI – 3/25

7.            Tony Greig:

The Tony Greig height

Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Country England
Test Debut 8th of June 1972 v Australia
One day Debut 24th August 1972 v Australia
Test Matches 58
One day matches 22
Wickets Test – 141 & ODI 19
Best Bowling Figure Test – 8/86 & ODI – 4/45

Note: Statistics has been taken by the end of April, 2013 and subject to update particularly tallest bowlers in cricket history.

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