Top 10 Cricketers Who Died While Playing Cricket

Cricket can be a really fun sport to play, but unfortunately some of these well-known players had their life end while playing the game. Here is a list of cricketers who died while playing cricket.

The Top Ten

1 Phil Hughes, Australia

At a young age of 25, Phil Hughes died on field in 2014 when he was hit by a bouncer on the head while batting. This caused one of his arteries to rupture, thereby causing a massive brain haemorrhage, he was quickly taken to a nearby hospital and died two days later. His death was a huge shock to the cricket world. - styLIShT

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2 Wasim Raja, Pakistan

Raja represented Pakistan during his playing career and went on to become an ICC match referee. He suffered a heart attack when playing for Surrey Over 50s at Marlow in Buckinghamshire, having played 57 Test matches and 54 ODI’s for his country. He died in 2006 at an age of 54. - styLIShT

3 Darryn Randall, South Africa

Randall was competing in a South African domestic match when he was hit on the side of the head when attempting a pull shot which caused him to collapse and was immediately rushed to hospital, but he could not be revived upon arrival. He died in 2013 at age 32. - styLIShT

4 Zulfiqar Bhatti, Pakistan

The Pakistani player was struck in the chest by the ball while batting during a domestic game in his homeland, and he collapsed to the ground. Despite being taken to hospital from the venue in Saukkur, Bhatti was pronounced dead on arrival. He died in 2013 at age 22. - styLIShT

5 Richard Beaumont, England

Richard Beaumont had celebrated a five-wicket haul earlier that day, but unfortunately collapsed on the field after suffering a suspected heart attack. He was airlifted to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. He died in 2012 at an age of 33. - styLIShT

6 Raman Lamba, India

Raman Lamba was hit on the head while fielding during a club match in Dhaka, the capita of Bangladesh. Standing at short-leg close to the batsman, he was hit by the ball forcefully on the head, sustained serious brain injuries and went into a coma three days after the incident before being pronounced dead. As well as India, Lamba represented Ireland in unofficial ODI matches. He died in 1998 at age 38. - styLIShT

7 Ian Folley, England

Folley had been called for the England national team before a left-arm injury saw him retire from the gamein the 1980s. He would return in 1991, but was hit below the eye in a freak accident while batting in a domestic match for Derbyshire against Workington. While under anaesthesia in hospital, Folley suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead. - styLIShT

8 Wilf Slack, England

Slack, a left-handed opener who represented Middlesex and England, suddenly collapsed and died during a match in Banjul, the capital of Gambia. Slack had suffered four blackouts while out in the field in previous matches, but despite doctors carrying out tests they were unable to diagnose the cause of his death. His passing represented the first recorded death in cricket in 30 years, after Abdul Aziz in 1959. He died at age 34 in 1989. - styLIShT

9 Abdul Aziz, Pakistan

Aziz was playing as a wicketkeeper in a domestic match in Karachi, Pakistan. He was hit in the chest while batting, and was declared dead on arrival when he arrived at a nearby hospital. He died at 1959 when he was 18 years old. - styLIShT

10 Andy Ducat, England

Ducat made a single appearance for England during his career, but the batsman suffered a heart attack during a game at Lord’s, where he collapses and died. He died in 1942 at age 56. - styLIShT

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