With the starting of IPL the trend of shuffling players of different countries into different teams have become a popular concept. Furthermore, you can also get your favorite player from the Australian or West Indies to play for your fantasy cricket in India by including them in the eleven. However, did you know that in reality there are a few players who have actually played for two countries?
In countries like India, Australia, England there are abundance of talent. Hence, majority of the players play for home country but they also play for other countries as well. There are times when some of them have been compelled to take such decisions. Again, there are situations where due to lack of good opportunities they have been forced to play for some other country.
Players of fantasy cricket leagues get confused on such cases at times. They keep on forgetting the country where the person is belonging from. To keep you updated, here’s a list of some notable players.
This man has represented both West Indies and England proved to be an outstanding player for both the teams. Undoubtedly a talented and promising player when we started playing for U19 in West Indies. However, everyone though his smashing career has come to and end because of a sudden injury that he suffered. But later fate took a turn and he retuned with a bang! His talent in the Big Bash League got noticed and he joined England’s National team. Rest is history! He is undoubtedly the most popular choice for fantasy cricket players when it comes to any leagues.
Whenever you see Morgan, definitely the first thing that strikes your mind is that he an Irish cricketer. Undoubtedly that’s a true fact! The limited over captain for England had played for Ireland previously. At U17 and U19, he had represented the Ireland’s team. Since he was born there hence at the initial stage, he played for the home team. In 2007 when Ireland defeated Pakistan, Morgan was still a part of the team. However, he was selected into England’s team in 2010 and from then there was no stopping him. Whether Ireland or England – country is no bar for Morgan’s popularity in playing fantasy cricket games.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Fondly known as Tiger Pataudi, this man was one of the most loved Indian captain. But did you know a fun fact? While studying at the oxford, he used play for Sussex. Later he came back to India, after meeting with an accident which damaged his right eye. However, this was not the end of his cricketing career, rather he made India win 9 tests as a successful captain. Call it the turn of fortunes, the came back of Pataudi was a major gain for the Indian cricket team.
For those who have seen Tahir playing, must have witnessed his iconic celebration feat that he positively takes after every wicket. For U19 leagues, Tahir had played for Pakistan which is the home country of the player. However, his national career was molded by his entry into the South African cricket team from 2011 to 2019. Investigating the major reason behind such change shows that among the large number of good spinners in the Pakistan team, Tahir lost his place. But he was smart and didn’t let the same defeat his dream of becoming a cricketer! Since the South African team lacks good quality spinners, hence Tahir’s contribution into the team made him stand out in the crowd.
Rugby was the game which was more popular than cricket in Africa. Kepler Wessels was an exceptional African who preferred playing cricket and not rugby. During the 1980s and 1990s, while he continued his career as a cricketer, Wessels played for both South Africa and Australia. In 1991, Wessels was elected as the captain of the South African team. Although his ODI performance was criticized since a long time, however, he had been successful in all respects.
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