So far, there have been 12 deaths due to on-field injuries/incidents in the sport. The earliest reported was way back in 1870 when an English cricketer died. (Tragic end to Raman Lamba in 1998)
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.