Tallest Pace Attacks

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Most of these heights are my guesses - heights on google and wikipedia are not reliably accurate from my experience. Heights I'm reasonably sure about will be in bold, the rest will be in regular font. I'll only be doing fairly recent players primarily in the Test and ODI formats.

If anyone has anything to add, please feel free. Also I'm using feet and inches instead of metric since I think most of the world is familiar with imperial units.

Zimbabwe

Blessing Muzarabani - 6 feet 8 inches
Christopher Mpofu - 6 feet 5 inches

Charlton Tshuma - 6 feet 5 inches
Carl Mumba - 6 feet 4 inches
Richard Ngarava - 6 feet 4 inches
Tendai Chatara - 6 feet 3 inches
Kyle Jarvis - 6 feet 2 inches


Average height = 6 feet 4.43 inches
Median height = 6 feet 4 inches

Australia

Mitchell Starc - 6 feet 5 inches
Josh Hazlewood - 6 feet 5 inches
Pat Cummins - 6 feet 3 inches


Average height = 6 feet 4.33 inches
Median height = 6 feet 5 inches

New Zealand

Kyle Jamieson - 6 feet 8 inches
Tim Southee - 6 feet 4 inches
Trent Boult - 5 feel 11 inches
Neil Wagner - 5 feet 10 inches
Lockie Ferguson - 5 feet 10 inches


Average height = 6 feet 1.4 inches
Median height = 5 feet 11 inches

England

Stuart Broad - 6 feet 5 inches
James Anderson - 6 feet 2 inches
Ben Stokes - 6 feet 1 inch
Tom Curran - 6 feet 0 inches
Mark Wood - 6 feet 0 inches
Sam Curran - 5 feet 9 inches


Average height = 6 feet 0.5 inches
Median height = 6 feet 0.5 inches

South Africa

Kagiso Rabada - 6 feet 3 inches
Lungi Ngidi - 6 feet 4 inches

Anrich Nortje - 6 feet 0 inches
Dale Steyn - 5 feet 10 inches
Vernon Philander - 5 feet 9 inches


Average height = 6 feet 0.4 inches
Median height = 6 feet 0 inches


West Indies

Jason Holder - 6 feet 8 inches
Alzari Joseph - 6 feet 4 inches

Shannon Gabriel - 6 feet 2 inches
Kemar Roach - 5 feet 9 inches

Average height = 6 feet 2.75 inches
Median height = 6 feet 4 inches

India

Ishant Sharma - 6 feet 4 inches
Umesh Yadav - 5 feet 10 inches
Mohammad Shami - 5 feet 10 inches
Jasprit Bumrah - 5 feet 10 inches


Average height = 5 feet 11.5 inches
Median height - 5 feet 10 inches

Pakistan

Shaheen Shah Afridi - 6 feet 6 inches
Wahab Riaz - 6 feet 3 inches
Mohammad Amir - 6 feet 2 inches
Naseem Shah - 5 feet 10 inches


Average height = 6 feet 2.25 inches
Median height = 6 feet 2.5 inches

Sri Lanka

Suranga Lakmal - 6 feet 3 inches
Lahiru Kumara - 5 feet 10 inches
Vishwa Fernando - 5 feet 10 inches

Average height = 5 feet 11.67 inches
Median height = 5 feet 10 inches

Bangladesh

Khaled Ahmed - 6 feet 2 inches
Ebadat Hossain - 6 feet 1 inch
Mustafizur Rahman - 5 feel 11 inches
Rubel Hossain - 5 feet 10 inches
Abu Jayed - 5 feet 8 inches

Average height = 5 feet 11.2 inches
Median height = 5 feet 11 inches
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ZIM are the tallest by my estimation. Bangladesh are the shortest, although about the same height as the Indian and Lanka seamers.
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Zimbabwe pace attack are tallest and slowest bowling attack

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zimlover wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:13 am
Zimbabwe pace attack are tallest and slowest bowling attack
That’s depressing
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You’ll never see a Zimbabwean test attack of Blessing, Thsuma & Mpofu though, Mpofu looks like he’s semi retired now & Thsuma might have slipped down the pecking order.

The last Zimbabwe Test pace attack was Tiripano, Nyauchi & Thsuma, I’d guess that both Don & Victor are fairly short maybe just over 6 foot?
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jaybro wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:22 am
You’ll never see a Zimbabwean test attack of Blessing, Thsuma & Mpofu though, Mpofu looks like he’s semi retired now & Thsuma might have slipped down the pecking order.

The last Zimbabwe Test pace attack was Tiripano, Nyauchi & Thsuma, I’d guess that both Don & Victor are fairly short maybe just over 6 foot?
Don doesn't look very tall at all. But by ZIM standars prolly means he's still 6 foot. But he looks like Kemar Roach height or so. Again I have no idea.
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I always wondered why the Zimbabwean pacers bowl slow than your other Country pacers for example the West Indians.
Some of our pacers have the same physical attributes tall masculine Built with no pace.

Most of our pacers usually try and bowl line and length stuff most of the time.This must be a coaching issue.

I thought we got lucky when we had Gillespie coaching Midwest since he was a pacers but we never got much pacers out of him.

Same thing when we had Allan Donald coaching I though we were going to see more pacers

Or May be it’s the pitches and Coaching instructions.
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zimlover wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:39 am
I always wondered why the Zimbabwean pacers bowl slow than your other Country pacers for example the West Indians.
Zimbabwean pacers have the same physical attributes tall masculine Built with no pace or aggression.

Or May be it’s the pitches and Coaching.
We need a more raw pacers.

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I don't think zimbabweans have the same build as the west Indians, I would say the west Indians have more fast twitch muscles and zimbabweans similar to Kenyans have more slow twitch. Perhaps the ndebele zimbabweans like the Zulu in South Africa have a stronger more fast twitch build.

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zimlover wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:39 am
I always wondered why the Zimbabwean pacers bowl slow than your other Country pacers for example the West Indians.
Some of our pacers have the same physical attributes tall masculine Built with no pace.

Most of our pacers usually try and bowl line and length stuff most of the time.This must be a coaching issue.

I thought we got lucky when we had Gillespie coaching Midwest since he was a pacers but we never got much pacers out of him.

Same thing when we had Allan Donald coaching I though we were going to see more pacers

Or May be it’s the pitches and Coaching instructions.
None of that.
The answer is very obvious.

We only have a very small playing pool of a few hundred players in the country.

If the country was cricket mad, there would be much more
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