Cricketers Who Died Of Injuries on the Field

Published: 27th November 2014 06:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2014 12:00 PM   |  A+A-


Following Phil Hughes' critical head injury, former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya has suggested a review of cricketer's safety gears like helmet.

SYDNEY: Phil Hughes Thursday joined the list of cricket players who died of the injuries sustained while playing the game.

Here's a list of the players who died after getting injured while playing:

1. Phil Hughes (Australia, 25) - 2014

The Australia batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales. He fractured his skull and suffered massive bleeding in his brain and was operated upon in a Sydney hospital. Hughes died of his injuries two days later.

2. Darryn Randall (South Africa, 32) - 2013

Randall was hit on the side of the head when attempting a pull shot in a South African domestic match. The wicketkeeper-batsman collapsed and was immediately rushed to hospital, but he died from the blow.

3. Zulfiqar Bhatti (Pakistan, 22) - 2013

The Pakistani player was struck in the chest by the ball while batting during a domestic game and fell to the ground. He was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

4. Richard Beaumont (England, 33) - 2012

Beaumont collapsed on the field after suffering a suspected heart attack and was declared dead after his arrival to hospital.

5. Alcwyn Jenkins (England, 72) - 2009

English umpire Jenkins was officiating a league match when he was struck on the head by a ball thrown by a fielder that hit him accidentally. Jenkins could not recover from his injuries.

6. Wasim Raja (Pakistan, 54) - 2006

Pakistan cricketer Wasim Raja died of a heart attack when playing for Surrey Over 50s in Buckinghamshire.

7. Raman Lamba (India, 38) - 1998

Lamba, a former India international, was hit on the head while fielding during a club match in Dhaka. He went into a coma three days later, before being pronounced dead.

8. Ian Folley (England, 30) - 1993

Folley was hit by the ball below the eye accidentally while batting in a domestic match for Derbyshire against Workington and suffered a fatal heart attack in the hospital.

9. Wilf Slack (England, 34) - 1989

Slack collapsed and died during a domestic match in Banjul, Gambia. He had suffered four blackouts in previous matches, but despite carrying out tests, doctors were unable to diagnose the cause of his death.

10. Abdul Aziz (Pakistan, 18) - 1959

Aziz was hit on the chest while batting in a domestic match in Karachi and was declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.

11. Andy Ducat (England, 56) - 1942

Ducat suffered a heart attack during a game at Lord's, where he collapses and died.

12. George Summers (England, 25) - 1870

Summers was struck on the head while batting for Nottinghamshire against the MCC at Lord's. He didn't treat his injury and returned home only to die from its effects four days later.


Also Read:

Cricket Helmet Safety Call, Manufacturers Under Pressure 

A Loss Beyond All Comprehension, a Game in Despair

Phil Hughes Obituary: He Went Away Too Soon! 

Sri Lanka Cricket Mourns Phil Hughes' Loss

Ban on Bouncers Will Rob Beauty of Tests: Nari Contractor

Cricket Australia's Chief James Sutherland Expresses Grief on Phillip Hughes' Death

Cricket-Hughes' Death Hard to Digest for India's Survivor Nari Contractor 


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp