Cricketers Who Died In 2020

Ten Cricketers Who Died In 2020

Cricket is a sport that has had its share of tragedies. The game is played by so many people around the world, but every cricketer faces death from time to time. These players have died after all their hard work in cricket and it’s sad to see such talented individuals pass away this way. The game has lost some of the most talented cricketers ever, but it is also important to remember them. Here’s a list of some of the cricketers who died in 2020:

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Nadkarni, RG India

RG Nadkarni was a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper who played for India (1951-54), Nadkarni began his career with the Maharaja of Patiala’s XI in 1944 and then went on to play for the Mysore cricket team before making his Ranji Trophy debut for Bombay against Bengal in 1945. A year later, he made his international debut against England at Calcutta’s Eden Gardens Stadium in March 1946.

His first Test century was scored against New Zealand at Kanpur in 1952 followed by another one against West Indies at Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago later that same year. In all he scored three centuries – two of them were unbeaten – across eight Test matches before retiring from international cricket after India lost 0-1 to England at The Oval in 1954

Mohammad Munaf Pakistan

Mohammed Munaf was a Pakistani cricketer who played in the first test match between Pakistan and India in 1952. Munaf scored 101 runs in that test match, becoming the first Pakistani to score a century in an international Test match. He went on to play 16 more tests during his career, including against Australia, New Zealand, England and South Africa.

Munaf was born in Amritsar, India. He moved to Pakistan after the partition of India and joined the National Bank of Pakistan as a clerk. He later became an insurance agent and played first-class cricket for Punjab in domestic cricket tournaments.

Dean Jones

Dean Jones made his first-class debut in 1979-80 when he played against Tasmania and New South Wales. He scored a century against the latter side but was not selected for any further matches that season. He did not play again until 1982-83 when he played two Sheffield Shield matches for Victoria and then toured England with Australia B team where he scored a century in one game.

In 1983-84 Dean Jones became part of the regular Victoria team which included Mark Taylor as captain along with recent Test players such as David Hookes and Rodney Hogg who were still trying to regain their place after being dropped from national duty due to poor performance during 1981 Ashes series loss against England under Kim Hughes’ leadership.

Rika, JF

Rika was a cricketer who played for Fiji in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three and ICC World Cricket League Division Five tournaments in 2006. He also represented Fiji in their first Twenty20 international against Kenya on November 18, 2006 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka during which he scored 35 runs opening the batting with Mosese Rauluni (this is less than one run per ball).

In February 2019 Rika resigned from his job as coach of Fijian cricket team due to personal reasons involving family matters and health issues relating to his diabetes condition which he has been managing since 2008 when doctors found that his pancreas had stopped producing insulin after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).

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Lewis, AJ

Lewis captained Hampshire from 1992 until 2002. He retired from first-class cricket in 2004 after scoring over 25 centuries and setting a record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper at that time. In 2010 he joined up with Australia to play for them in their tour of England. He played one test match which was won by Australia by ten wickets.

Walker, PM

You may remember Walker as a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler. He played for Lancashire County Cricket Club from 1904 until his retirement in 1928, including twenty matches in test cricket for England.

Walker was born on November 3rd in Liverpool, England and died April the 4th of 2020 at the age of 92 years old. He spent his life playing cricket for his county team before becoming a professional umpire after retiring from playing.

Watson, GD

Watson was an Australian cricketer who played for New South Wales and Australia. A right-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut in the 1922/23 season against Queensland at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Watson was a member of Don Bradman’s famous Invincibles team that toured England in 1948 and was one of Australia’s top three batsmen with centuries against Surrey and Sussex as well as being involved in partnerships with Jack Fingleton and Arthur Morris which set up victories over Essex and Nottinghamshire respectively.

Kasturirangan, GI

Kasturirangan was a former Indian Test cricketer. He was born on June 24, 1945 in Chennai. Kasturirangan played for India from 1966 to 1975 and appeared in 41 Tests and 10 One Day Internationals (ODIs). He was a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper. In his career as an international cricketer, he scored 2111 runs at a batting average of 25.56 including 3 centuries with the help of 6 half centuries while stumping 14 catches behind the wickets.

Capel, DJ

David John Capel is a former English cricketer, who played for Huddersfield Cricket Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He was born in Huddersfield, England on September 2, 1990.

Capel was a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. He died on May 9th 2020 at the age of 30 after suffering from pneumonia during his stay in hospital while recovering from an ankle injury that he sustained while playing cricket earlier that year.

Jones, DM

John David “Dave” Jones was an Australian cricketer who played in 63 Test matches and 8 One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 1967 and 1980. Born in Melbourne on 17 August 1944, Jones was a right-handed batsman and occasional wicketkeeper. He played for Victoria during his career, but switched to New South Wales when it became clear that he would not be selected for Australia until he had gained experience playing at the highest level of cricket.

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We hope that you enjoyed reading this article about cricketers who died in 2020. Although the topic may seem morbid, it’s important to remember that these people were much more than just athletes; they were fathers, sons and brothers. They had families and friends who care about them dearly.

And despite their fame as professional athletes, many of them lived normal lives off the field as well. We will never forget these men for their contributions to the sport of cricket and their love of the game – no matter how short or long their lives were with us on Earth.

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