In sports, it is necessary to have the skillset to succeed in the international arena. But sometimes physical attributes also play significant roles for player’s success. Height plays a major role not only in basketball and volleyball but also is crucial in cricket. So in this article, we will talk about the ten tallest cricketers of all time.
It is mainly the bowlers who attract a lot of advantage because of their height. They can extract some bounce out of flat wicket and at times releasing the ball from such a height can also make the difference. The batsmen can also get some assistance due to their height like reaching the ball with a long front foot to time the ball, and also it assists the fielders.
Let us take a look at the top ten tallest cricketers of all time:
Ishant Sharma (India) – 6′ 5″
With a physique and height of 6′ 5″, Ishant Sharma shot into prominence during the 2007-08 Test series in Australia. His ability to clock 150kmph consistently made him one of the best Indian pacers during the period.
The fast bowler from Delhi had the best season in 2011 when he picked 43 Test wickets in one season to finish as the second highest wicket-taker in the world after Saeed Ajmal. Ishant has claimed 267 wickets from 90 Test matches which make him one of the best in the business. Although he doesn’t feature in white ball cricket anymore, Ishant is a regular feature for India when it comes to five-day cricket.