Tom Maynard, the Surrey and England Lions batsman, has died aged 23, the club and the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.
Maynard's body was found on the rails near Wimbledon Park tube station in south London around dawn this morning.
It was reported that Maynard had been pulled over by police while "driving erratically," less than an hour before his death.
Metropolitan Police said that he had abandoned his black Mercedes and fled the scene.
The news was broken to shocked England players as they arrived at Maynard's home ground of The Oval, where the flags were flying at half-mast ahead of the second ODI against West Indies today.