It is quite common for the fantasy cricket players who began their careers in one country to later represent another country at the international level. Because of India’s enormous population, competition will undoubtedly be strong. Only eleven seats are available for the Indian Cricket Team, therefore only a selected few would be able to advance their careers. Therefore, some of them decide to play cricket in another country. Of course, there is a segment of the population that travels for a different purpose yet decides to make a career out of cricket. If you are an active online fantasy game player, you can see that there are many players in foreign countries that are originally India-based.
A few Indian cricketers went on to have significant success while playing for other international teams. Below, we are giving you the list of 5 cricketers that were originally India-based but made their fame in other nations.
Hasim Amla is acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in South African cricket history. This former South African cricketer played 124 Tests for his country and scored 9282 runs with a batting average of 46.6. He got a 311* on the Test, which was his personal highest score. The right-handed batsman made a total of 28 centuries and 41 fifties. Amla is from Gujarat, India, and comes from a Muslim family.
Naseer Hussain, undoubtedly one of the most adored Indian-born cricketers in England, was born in 1968 in Chennai. He was also one of England’s most popular captains, having guided the team to 17 Test victories and 28 One-Day International victories. Hussain played 96 Test matches and scored 5,764 runs, including 14 centuries throughout his Test cricket career. Hussain began his commentary career shortly after retiring from all forms of cricket in 2004 and is now well-known for his outstanding performance.
Sodhi is currently playing cricket for the New Zealand national team. Ish Sodhi is a right-arm leg spinner and originally hails from Punjab. Later, the cricketer relocated to New Zealand. Apart from is impeccable bowling, Sodhi is also a pretty good lower-order batsman. Sodhi has been playing for New Zealand since 2013. He represented New Zealand in 17 Tests, 47 T20 games, and 33 One-Day Internationals. The 28-year-old, who has plenty of cricket still left in him, has 41 Test wickets to his name. Also, in ODIs, he took 43 wickets while in T20s, he took 54 wickets.
Jeetan, an off-spinner, was noticed by national selectors after putting up solid performances on the domestic circuit. In 2005 and 2006, Patel made his ODI and Test debuts. Patel only played 24 Tests and 43 One-Day Internationals. The right-arm off-spinner successfully took 65 Test wickets and 49 ODI wickets at a strike rate of 47.35 and 34.51. Patel retired from cricket in 2017. Patel also represented England’s Cricket Team as a spin-bowling consultant.
Asif Iqbal was born in Hyderabad on June 6, 1943. Between 1964 and 1980, Iqbal, an all-rounder who used to bat right-handed and bowled right-arm medium, represented Pakistan in Tests and ODIs. Iqbal scored 3575 runs at a run rate of 38.85 in 58 Test matches, along with 11 centuries and 12 fifties, including his highest score of 175. In addition, he also took 53 wickets at a strike rate of 28.33, with a top-class bowling figure of 5/48.
Well, apart from cricket, there are many other sports where players hail from India but have settled their career with the International teams. In most of the fantasy app, you can see some of the cricketers who are actually originated from India but plays for other countries.