Oldest player to debut in T20 cricket in coma, health deteriorated on the field


New Delhi. Former Australian cricketer Ryan Campbell is fighting for his life. He is in coma. The current coach of the Netherlands, Ryan, is in the ICU in a London hospital after suffering a heart attack. Campbell, 50, had gone to the field with his children in the past, where he started having chest pain and difficulty in breathing. He had to lie down. Seeing Campbelle’s condition, a passerby gave CPR before being taken to the hospital.

According to the ICC, Campbell is still not responding. Campbell made his international debut in 2002 with an ODI match for Australia. After this he made his T20 debut for Hong Kong in 2016. He represented Hong Kong in the T20 World Cup played in India in 2016.

He made his debut in T20 at the age of 44 years and 30 days.

He made his debut in International T20 cricket at the age of 44 years and 30 days and became the oldest player to debut in this format of cricket. Although he got opportunities to play international matches only in his career. He scored 54 runs in 2 ODIs, while 26 runs in 3 T20s. He was appointed coach of the Netherlands team in January 2017.

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Talking about Campbell’s innings for Australia, he played as a specialist batsman along with Adam Gilchrist for Western Australia during 1995–1996. After this, after making a place in the national team of Gilchrist, he took the place of Gilchrist in the team as a wicketkeeper. Campbell then made his ODI debut against New Zealand in January 2002. In December of the same year, he also played against Sri Lanka, which also proved to be his last match for Australia. On both these occasions, Campbell replaced Gilchrist. In 2012, he moved to Hong Kong.

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