10. Chris Tremlett
Tremlett was an extremely large and well-built fast bowler in the 2010-11 triumph of Ashes. His best performance came at Perth where Australia leveled the series despite his 3 for 63 and 5 for 87. He was a 6 feet 7 inches tall medium-fast bowler capable of rebounding the ball on most surfaces.
9. Sulieman Benn
Sulieman Benn, who stands up for his tower height, could be built like a fast bowler, but since April 2008 the bowling all-rounder has impressed cricket fans with his orthodox left arm.
Benn was a useful batsman and between 2008 and 2011, he was quite a regular member of the West Indies line-up including six ICC Cricket World Cup performances. Benn may not be a big ball spinner, but it is the height at which he delivers the ball.
The bounce causes the majority of batsman problems. He is not renowned for his batting skills and not even one of the most dynamic in the field.
8. Jason Holder
With the steep bounce that he generates, Jason Holder adds an extra dimension to West Indies.
The bowler is not a fast shooter compared with recent high-ranking West Indian pacers but, combined with the additional bounce from high-arm action, can be a threat with his decent pace.
Jason Holder, although he was 6 ft 6, was a very medium pacer with a rich history of fast bowlers from the Caribbean coast. He thrusts the ball in seaming conditions where the ball hits the floor well, it here where fast pacers don’t have that advantage a lot.
7. Curtly Ambrose
Curtly Ambrose was a terrifying sight of any batsman from a height of 6ft 7ins, even 22 yards away. The right-arm fast bowler is not only one of the greatest bowlers from the Caribbean, but also one of the world’s most famous icons. ‘Little Bird,’ he rose to tremendous heights, breaking many records to become one of the world’s leading wicket-takers.
6. Peter George
Peter George is so tall, thin, and accurate that he is often compared to one of Australia’s greatest ever, Glenn McGrath. George is a pace bowler who can generate sharp bounce and surprise batsmen in beautiful action. He can strangle batsmen and frequently rattle them with his speed and ability while he delivers the ball from about 7 feet. The tall, thin speedster has one of Bellerive Oval’s best bowling figures – his career-best figures (8 for 84).
5. Joel Garner
Joel Garner was a dangerous bowler and a thorn in the opposition batting side for many years. The Big Bird was one of the most economical bowlers ever to take part in 58 tests and 98 ODIs for the West Indies. The Big Bird Garner, who was above six feet in height was a serious threat to the Batsman by a deceptive grace of action. His companions were Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Colin Croft, Malcolm Marshall, and Wayne Daniels and most of them towered over six feet.
Garner bowled at a slow pace but was as effective due to the ball’s high release. In contrast to his fellow team-mates who bowled with blind pace, to let batsmen get flabbergasted. Garner has been retired for over 25 years and although he sometimes still serves Western Indies cricket as an administrator and manager, it would have been nice to see him playing cricket T20.
4. Bruce Reid
When he first played for Australia, Bruce Reid showed great promise as a left-arm fast bowler. Reid was a prominent figure at 6’8″ and took very little time to be a strike bowler for Australia. Reid, together with Garner, was one of the tallest cricketers to play the game at the highest point. He walked when Australia did not go too well in 1985 and became the opening bowler for the team almost immediately. He also made perfect use of his height, producing steep bounce which often bamboozled the batsmen. Sadly, he wasn’t able to last at the highest level for himself and his country when his fragile body fell in due to the repeating back injuries which forced him out of the game at age 29.
3. Billy Stanlake
Billy Stanlake, Australia’s highest professional cricketer, is 204 cm high, combining an extraordinary height of release with a frightful pace.
The Australian bowl has a rhythm and allows the ball to swing as well. With his lethal pace and ability to produce extra bounces using his height, the Australian pacer from Queensland made himself the first-class name.
2. Boyd Rankin
Rankin is a tall bowler, 6 ft. 8 inches high, and has a distinctive bouncing blowing effect. In an interview, Rankin revealed that he was modeled on bowlers such as Curtly Ambrose and Glenn McGrath who “hit the deck from just back of a length outside off stump”
1. Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan is the tallest cricket meter in international cricket history at seven feet an inch.
The sight-screen in the Eden Garden was elevated during an ODI, which resulted in the removal of several seats. This means that Irfan gets a considerable bounce, especially in helpful tracks.
He has become one of the most formidable fast bowlers in Pakistan, especially in a limited-overs formats, due to its accuracy which is constantly increasing every day. If a bowler in the world delivers from an elevation of almost 8 feet, any batsman can get easily intimated.