Several international cricketers have their careers cut short due to injuries but there are some players who died at a young age. SAMAA Digital looks at several cricketers who passed away too soon.
- Phil Hughes
The 25-year old Australian batsman went into a coma after being hit by a bouncer and never regained consciousness. He passed away on November 27, 2014.
- Hansie Cronje
The South African captain was killed in an air crash on June 1, 2012. He was 32 years old.
- Ben Hollioake
The English all-rounder lost his life in a car accident at the age of 24 years on March 23, 2002 in Perth.
- Malcolm Marshall
The West Indies cricket legend passed away on November 4th, 1999 at the age of 41 years after being diagnosed with colon cancer.
- Runako Morton
The all-rounder from the West Indies was killed after he crashed his vehicle into a pole in Trinidad on March 4, 2012 at the age of 33 years.
- Raman Lamba
The Indian batsman died at a hospital after being hit on the temple by a cricket ball while fielding on February 23, 1998. He was 38 years old.
- Manjarul Islam Rana
The 22-year old Bangladeshi cricketer died in a motorcycle crash on March 16, 2007. The Bangladesh cricket team dedicated the first match of the 2007 Cricket World Cup to him.
- Tom Maynard
The English domestic cricketer was electrocuted on a railway line and was hit by a London underground train in the early hours of June 18, 2012. He was 23 years old.
- Zulfiqar Bhatti
The 22-year old domestic cricketer from Pakistan died when he was struck by a cricket ball on his chest on December 19, 2013.
- Darryn Randall
The South African batsman died after he was hit on the head while attempting to play a pull shot. He was 32 years old.