The Top Five Tallest Female Cricketers in the World 

Explore interesting details about the top five tallest female cricketers in the world who have made a significant impact on international cricket. 

With an enormous spike in viewership, women’s cricket has become a prominent counterpart of cricket as a sport at large. Although cricket has existed as a mainstream sport for ages, the inclusion of women in the cricket arena was witnessed only a few decades ago. With more iconic female cricketers, including Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur, Marianne Kapp, Sana Mir, Smriti Mandhana, Ellyse Perry, Mithali Raj and more carving their legacy in international cricket and with highly competitive cricket women’s tournaments including Women’s Cricket World Cup, ICC Women’s Championship and Women’s Premier League, Women’s Cricket World Cup, ICC Women’s Championship and Women’s Premier League, the stature of women cricketers has witnessed an overwhelming and unprecedented growth in the arena of cricket. While cricket in all formats is largely considered to be a sport of tactical understanding and fitness regimes, the height of the cricketer also plays a major role in strengthening their dominance across all formats; batting, bowling and fielding on the cricket ground. We will see five tallest female cricketers in the world.

Holly Ferling 

With an incredible height of 1.80m, Holly Ferling aka Bambi is regarded as one of the tallest female cricketers in the world. Australian professional female cricketer, Holly Lee Ferling made her breakthrough for the national women’s cricket team of Australia in 2013 and represented the Australian side in the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup, picking up a phenomenal total of nine wickets at a brilliant average of 10.55. Additionally, at the young age of fifteen years, Holly Lee Ferling established herself as the first female cricketer to be honored as the Queensland Junior Cricketer of the Year. Although Ferling suffered a major knee injury in one of her matches, she made a roaring comeback during the 2015 Women’s Ashes in England. However, her fitness couldn’t last long as she encountered continuous injuries on the field. As a consequence of her compromised fitness, Ferling was dropped from the national women’s cricket team of Australia in November 2016. Constantly fighting the odds and winning her battles, Ferling made her Women’s Big Bash League debut in the 2018-2019 season for the Melbourne Stars. Currently, the right-arm batter represents the Australian Capital Territory in domestic cricket tournaments.

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Ellyse Perry 

Ellyse Alexandra Perry has represented Australia in both cricket and soccer. Perry made her breakthrough for the Australian cricket team and soccer team at the age of sixteen. The multifaceted athlete continued playing both cricket and soccer till 2014 when she decided to pursue her sports career as a cricketer. With a height of 1.76 m, Ellyse Perry is considered to be the second-tallest female cricketer in the world. Ellyse Perry currently holds the record for being the first Australian female cricketer to score the highest 213* runs not out in Australian test matches. Additionally, Ellyse Perry has established a record for picking up 100 wickets in the T20I format. To acknowledge the female cricketing stalwart, Ellyse Perry, she has been honored with numerous awards and accolades including, the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award and the Belinda Clark Award thrice in the years 2017, 2019 and 2020. Moreover, the all-time great, Ellyse Perry was named as the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade (2011-2020). Ellyse Perry has also been honored with the Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World twice in the years 2016 and 2019. 

Heather Knight 

With a height of 1.7m, Heather Knight is considered to be the third-tallest female cricketer in the world. English cricketer and skipper of the England women’s cricket team, Heather Clare Knight made her debut in the England squad during the fifth ODI match of England’s tour of India in 2010 as a replacement for Sarah Taylor, who had to leave the squad after suffering a major ankle injury. After leading England’s side to a phenomenal victory at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2017, Heather Knight was honored with the Wisden Cricketers of the Year Award. Heather Clare Knight represented England’s side in her 100th ODI match in December 2019.

Kainat Imtiaz 

Pakistani all-rounder, Kainat Imtiaz has been passionate about cricket since her childhood days. She served as the captain of her school’s under-17 cricket team for a tournament organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board in 2007. Imtiaz was also honored as the player of the tournament by Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah for her impressive contributions in the under-17 tournament. Kainat Imtiaz was selected as an all-rounder for the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup. Additionally, Imtiaz also made her debut in the 16th edition of the Asian Games held in Guangzhou. Moreover, in 2022, Pakistani all-rounder female cricketer, Kainat Imtiaz was selected as a crucial player of Pakistan’s cricket squad ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England. With a height of 1.68m, Kainat Imtiaz is ranked at the fourth position in the list of top five tallest female cricketers in the world.  

Amelia Kerr

Amelia Charlotte Kerr, born on 13 October 2000, currently represents the national women’s cricket team of New Zealand and for Wellington. With a height of 1.65m, Amelia Kerr is considered to be one of the tallest female cricketers in the world. Amelia Kerr has established herself as the youngest cricketer in both male and female cricket, to score a double ton in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) format. Additionally, Kerr’s double ton also contributed to being the third-highest individual score in the ODI format. Kerr has represented New Zealand’s women’s cricket team at numerous crucial tournaments, including the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup and the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England.