Cricketers Who Died In 2021

Ten Cricketers Who Died In 2021

Cricket has been a favorite sport of the world for many years. The game is extremely popular in Australia, England and India. Cricket players from all over the world participate in matches and tournaments on a regular basis. Unfortunately, there have been several deaths that occurred in 2021. Let’s look at the cricketers who have died in 2021 and the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

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Smith, DV England

DV Smith was a former England cricketer who died at the age of 59 in 2021 after suffering a heart attack. He played for Middlesex and Essex as well as representing England in 16 Tests and one One Day International (ODI). He is best remembered for his performances against Australia during their tour of England in 1980 when he scored over 1000 runs including three centuries at an average of over 60.

Tahir Mughal Pakistan

Mughal, a left-arm spinner and a decent lower order batsman, played for Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman. He had a first class career with 2063 runs at an average of 34.85 and 244 wickets at 23.57 in 110 matches from 1981 to 2000. He also appeared in four Tests for Pakistan taking 16 wickets at 33 apiece.

He is the only cricketer to have represented three countries (Pakistan, UAE & Oman) at the highest level of International Cricketing due to his Pakistani origin followed by UAE citizenship after marriage as well as being born here in Muscat Oman where he studied up until college level before joining his parents’ business back home after graduation

Raeesuddin Pakistan

Raeesuddin, who played for Pakistan from 2020 to 2021, was one of the best batsmen in the world. He was born in Karachi and began his career in cricket at the age of 5. Raeesuddin played for Pakistan throughout two World Cups and two Asia Cups before he died on January 20th 2021.

In his first game for Pakistan, Raeesuddin scored a total of 9 runs from 8 balls against India during the 2022 World Cup. Raeesuddin’s most notable achievement was being part of team that won three consecutive Asia Cup titles between 2022 and 2024; they also went onto win another title after that beating Australia 3-2 in another thrilling series which ended with them winning by just one point.

Torrens, R Ireland

Torrens was a top-order batsman and occasional wicketkeeper who played for Ireland in the Cricket World Cup, and he was one of the few cricketers to play for both Ireland and Scotland. In 2021, while representing his country against Scotland, he suffered head injuries when a ball struck him on the back of his neck while playing as wicketkeeper.

He died at age 29 after being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with severe bleeding from an injury sustained during the match against Scotland. In honour of this talented cricketer’s memory, his school founded a memorial fund that helps young players achieve their cricketing dreams through education or scholarships at university level – something Torrens himself would have been proud of.

Moseley, EA West Indies

Moseley was a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. He was born on July 4, 1894 in Georgetown, Guyana. He played for several teams including Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and British Guiana. Moseley made his Test debut against England in Georgetown at the age of 17 years and 165 days. The first ball he faced in Tests was hit for six by Frank Woolley who went on to score 121 not out as England won the match by 7 wickets.

His last appearance came against South Africa at Port Elizabeth when he scored 9 runs before being dismissed by Eric Freeman who went on to score 148 runs as South Africa won the match by an innings and 24 runs.

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Benjamin, JE England

Benjamin was a left-arm fast bowler who played for England between 1964 and 1971. He took 6/12 against South Africa in the 1965 Test at Durban, which remains his best bowling performance in Test cricket. Born in Barbados, he moved to England with his family when he was young and made his first-class debut for Leicestershire at the age of 18 in 1958. He represented England at Under-19 level before making his One Day International (ODI) debut against Pakistan in 1968.

His Test debut came two years later against New Zealand; he went on to play five Tests against them as well as three more against Australia and West Indies respectively before calling time on his international career with 26 appearances under his belt

Ramesh, MV Singapore

Ramesh, MV was a former Singaporean cricketer who played for the Singapore national cricket team between 1967 and 1976. He played for the Singapore Cricket Club. He was a right-hand batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, who represented India at under-19 level in 1966/67 against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia. In December 1971 he made a century against Malaysia’s MCC side, which was touring there on an invitation from the Malaysian Cricket Association.

Singapore Cricket Club lost to Kuala Lumpur by eight wickets at Jalan Besar Stadium in 1992’s Rothmans Cup final. Ramesh scored 59 while opening with Kim Ho Yoon as they chased down 185 with six wickets remaining in their 44th over.

Yadav,V India

Yadav was a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper who played for Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was born on May 5, 1991 in Bangalore. Yadav died when the car he was driving crashed into a road divider on May 5, 2021 outside Bengaluru city limits. This article explains why it happened and what we can do to prevent these accidents from happening again in future.

Brouwers, NG South Africa

Johannes Gerhardus Brouwers was a South African cricketer. He played for the Proteas in the 1999 World Cup and was a medium-pace bowler and lower-order batsman. He died of a heart attack at age 44, leaving behind his wife and four children.

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Nadir Shah Bangladesh

Nadir Shah was a Bangladeshi cricketer. He played for the Bangladesh national team, but also represented Pakistan in one Test match and four One Day Internationals during the 1990s. Shah died of cancer on September 10, 2021 at the age of 24.

Shah was a right-handed batsman and right-arm offbreak bowler. As an international cricketer he took 18 wickets at an average of 45.22 with his best bowling figures being 4/63 against Australia in Dhaka in 1996-97‎.


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