10 Shortest Cricket Players of All Time
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.
1. Kruger Van Wyk (New Zealand) 4.75 ft
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
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
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 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
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.
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