Ex-Black Caps skipper Martin Crowe dies at 53

Martin Crowe is inducted into ICC Cricket hall of fame during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on February 28, 2015.

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has died of cancer at the age of 53. He was diagnosed in September 2014 with terminal Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer. Crowe enjoyed a 13-year international career from 1982-1995, playing 77 tests and 143 one-day internationals. The right-handed batsman is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's best-ever, scoring 5,444 test runs at an average of 45.36, including 17 centuries. Crowe's ODI runs totalled 4,704 at an average of 38.55, with four centuries and 34 half centuries. He was named one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1985 and was inducted into ICC Hall of Fame in 2015.

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