Unlucky injury-prone cricketers in cricket history

Many players couldn't show their best often due to injuries. Let's take a look at such unlucky injury-prone cricketers in cricket history.

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Shreya Ghosh
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Cricket requires a lot of physical effort, be it batting, bowling, or fielding. There have been so many instances where players run like wind for that extra run and fly like birds to take the catch. These situations have led to numerous injuries to some unfortunate players. Even after being extremely talented, these players never truly got to execute their best consistently due to innumerable injuries. Let's take a look at such unlucky injury-prone cricketers in cricket history.

Ashish Nehra

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The name of Ashish Nehra strikes the first in mind after hearing injuries. In an illustrious cricket career of 18 years, the former Indian cricketer got to play only 17 Test matches, 120 ODIs, and 27 T20Is. With groin, ankle, hamstring, knee, elbow, calf injuries, Nehra had to undergo 12 surgeries. Due to so many obstacles, he never had the opportunity to play consistently for the Indian team.

Shane Bond

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Shane Bond is certainly one of the greatest fast bowlers from New Zealand. During his time, he could destroy Australia single-handedly. Back injuries started disturbing to such an extent that he could not even pull out an entire series. He announced retirement from international cricket after the 2010 T20 World Cup.

James Pattinson

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James Pattinson started his international cricket career in 2011 and had a beautiful start to his Test career. Soon, injuries started interfering with his career, and had to deal with several injuries for 8 years. He suffered shin injuries, side strains, back stress fractures, ankle injuries, and hamstring injuries for a long period. Unfortunately, he could not flourish enough for such injuries.

Dale Steyn

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Dale Steyn was South Africa's go-to wicket-taker during the initial years of his career. He played 50+ consecutive Test matches from 2006 to 2014. He was on his way to making new Test records but his career took a turn from 2015 onwards. Dale suffered a hamstring injury in the 2015 World Cup, followed by shoulder injuries, groin injury, and heel injury. He could play only a few matches in the next 5 years. Meanwhile, he also became the highest wicket-taker in Tests for South Africa. He had the potential to achieve a lot more but injuries did not let him to.

Dale Steyn