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Top 10 shortest cricketers in the world

By Ravi - October 26, 2023 - Last updated on Oct 27, 2023 03:45 PM
Top 10 shortest cricketers in the world

Top 10 shortest cricketers in the world

The beautiful thing about the game of cricket is that it does not require a good body or physical structure to play it. Whether a player is tall or short, he can choose cricket as his career and achieve great success in it. The only requirement is cricket skills.

However, there is an advantage in being a tall cricketer, especially in the bowling field as a tall bowler can generate comparatively more bounce due to the greater release point of the ball, also tall batsmen can generate more physical power due to their being bigger and stronger. can do. Can do. Can build. But it is not that a bowler of short length cannot bowl a bounce ball and a batsman cannot hit a sixer.

Top 10 shortest cricketers in the world

S No.PlayerCountryHight
1Kruger van WykNew Zealand4.75 ft
2Walter CornfordEngland 5 ft
3Mushfiqur RahimBangladesh 5.25 ft
4Parthiv PatelIndia 5.25 ft
5Mominul HaqueBangladesh 5.28 ft
6Gundappa VishwanathIndia 5.3 ft
7Sachin TendulkarIndia 5.41 ft
8Kedar JadhavIndia5.41 ft
9Tatenda TaibuZimbabwe 5.41 ft
10Temba BavumaSouth Africa5.4 ft

1. Kruger Van Wyk (New Zealand) 4.75 ft

Kruger Van Wyk

The youngest cricketer in cricket was Kiwi Kruger van Wyk. He was born in South Africa but missed out on a place in the Proteas team due to the presence of sensational keeper-batsman Mark Boucher. The wicketkeeper batsman started his career with Northern (now called Titans) and after playing cricket there for 5 years, he moved to New Zealand. He led the Canterbury Wizards team to the championship title in 2008.

2. Walter Cornford (England) 5 ft

walter cornford

English cricketers played a game of cricket when the England team toured the Blackcaps in the 1930s. He was selected as the wicketkeeper in the tournament and was involved in 5 catches and 3 stumpings. He was nicknamed Titch because he was barely 5 feet tall. His innings of cricket in the country began in 1921 but it was interrupted when he was called for World War II duty. Conford played over 496 matches and scored over 6500 runs in his first-class career. However, he played only 4 international matches and scored only 36 runs at an average of 9.

3. Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh) 5.25 ft

Mushfiqur Rahim

The name of the former captain of Bangladesh team is taken among the best cricketers to emerge from the country. He made his debut for Bangladesh in 2005 and was a regular member of the team for a long time. He is a very versatile batsman as he can bat at any position in the team, Rahim holds the record of scoring two double centuries as a wicketkeeper and is the only player to achieve this feat.

Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 12548 runs at an average of 34.9 in all three formats including Test, ODI and T20I for Bangla Tigers.

4. Parthiv Patel (India) 5.25 ft

Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel made his debut for India at the age of 17 and became the youngest wicketkeeper to achieve this feat. Even after becoming a member of the international team at a very young age, he could not retain his place in the Indian team due to the presence of the great MS Dhoni. Ever since Dhoni started wicketkeeping for India, no other wicketkeeper has got a chance to take his place in the team.

The Parthiv Patel-led Gujarat team won the Ranji title for the first time in 2017. The left-handed batsman played 25 Test matches and 38 ODI matches for the men's team and scored 934 and 736 runs respectively. He also played 2 T20 matches but failed miserably and could score only 36 runs.

5. Mominul Haque (Bangladesh) 5.28 ft

Mominul Haque

Left-handed batsman Mominul Haq had a very good start in cricket and scored 150 runs in the first 4 innings, that too against Sri Lankan bowlers like Rangana Harth. Haq was a Test specialist, he is the only Bangladeshi player to score 11 consecutive 50+ scores in Test cricket.

The southpaw was adept against spin, representing the Bangla Tigers in 28 ODIs, scoring 557 runs at an average of 22.3, 3279 runs at an average of 42.6 in 44 Test matches, and 6 runs at an average of 20 in 6 T20Is.

6. Gundappa Vishwanath (India) 5.3 ft

Gundappa Vishwanath

Gundappa Vishwanath, he represented India in the 1970s and was a very prolific right-handed middle-order batsman. He served the country for 14 years. Vishwanath was a very disciplined player and even legends like Sunil Gavaskar praised him a lot.

Vishwanath played 90 Tests and scored over 6000 runs at an average of over 40. Interestingly, he scored 14 international centuries in his career and won all of them.

7. Sachin Tendulkar (India) 5.41 ft

sachin tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest cricketer of all time. Recently he was also named as the greatest Test batsman of all time of the 21st century by an expert 50-member jury. From a very young age he started dominating cricket, everyone knew that this kid had everything to become the G.O.A.T which he did successfully.

In the decades that he played, he made sure to break every single batting record. The God of Cricket is the only player to score 34000 international runs which even today seems like an unbreakable record.

Master Blotters had a different aura, he was a major reason behind the popularity of cricket in India. Sachin was also known as Little Master because of his short height of 5.41 feet. Being short was beneficial for him as it helped him to play shots like uppercut and paddle sweep more often. Tendulkar is a prime example of how short stature can prevent you from reaching great heights in cricket.

8. Kedar Jadhav (India) 5.41 ft

Kedar Jadhav

This all-rounder from Maharashtra is a special player, his journey has been very inspiring, despite being a relatively older player, he has got a permanent place in the Indian team. He continued to be included in the playing eleven regularly until he was dropped from the team due to consistent poor performances.

The Maharashtrian cricketer has been a regular member of the Indian team since making his debut in the year 2014. Kedar Jadhav also booked his ticket to the 2019 World Cup squad with his multifaceted skills. Kedar Jadhav represented the national team in 73 ODI and 9 T20 matches, scoring 1389 and 122 runs respectively and taking only 27 ODI wickets.

9. Tatenda Taibu (Zimbabwe) 5.41 ft

Tatenda Taibu

Tatenda Taibu He led Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in 2005 and became the youngest captain (20 years 358 days) to lead a Test team in cricket. This record remained with Taibu for many years, but Rashid Khan broke it by becoming the captain of Afghanistan at the age of 20 years 350 days.

Tatenda Taibu made his international debut for Zimbabwe when he was just 18 years old, a few years later he was appointed vice-captain of the team under captain Heath Streak. Taibu holds a special place in Zimbabwean cricket as he was the captain of the team after a protest against wearing the black armband.

The wicketkeeper-batsman played 150 ODI matches and scored over 3000 runs at an average of 29.25, he also played 28 Test matches and scored over 1500 runs at an average of 30.31. Taibu was a very fast sprinter and a fast wicketkeeper, his short stature never came in the way of his success in the cricket world. He retired from cricket at the age of 29.

10. Temba Bavuma, South Africa - 5.4 ft

Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma has made a name for himself in South African cricket with his extraordinary skills with the bat. His fielding has also been top class and the way his stature has grown in international cricket is absolutely commendable.

When Bavuma was appointed captain of South Africa in white-ball cricket, many eyebrows were raised. But the 5.4 feet tall cricketer, who is currently probably the 7th shortest cricketer of all time, has led the team really well and handled some difficult situations calmly.

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