Being a cricket freak you might have come across cricketers who have played for two countries in their career. But there’re also a few who have drastically switched nationalities when they were already at the peak of their cricketing career. Fantasy cricket in India is played largely with players all majorly belonging from India. However, there’re such players who had the madness of changing their nationalities suddenly.
On analyzing the same, critics have found that the majority of the players feel playing in domestic leagues will not take them a long way. That’s the reason they prefer switching their nationalities. For fantasy cricket players, remembering this fact is essential while choosing players for teams.
Originally born in Australia, Nannes played domestic cricket in Australia for a long time. However, the Australian selectors were too snub to allow him into the Australian cricket team. That’s when this talented man decided to become a part of the Netherlands team rather than wasting his cricketing skills. Finally, he made his debut in T20 internationals in 2009 from Dutch team.
This name is known to all playing fantasy cricket. Although he is a known name among the England cricket team, however previously he started his international career with Ireland which was his home country. Although he was always adored by the team and was doing well, however playing internationals for England’s team was a career building decision for him.
Roelof van der Merwe
He was born in Johannesburg and played for South African domestic cricket for a long time. Then suddenly in search for a better exposure, he changed his international debut career and started playing for Australia. He was playing in the ODI team for Australia for a long time. Although there was no problem with him playing for the South African ODIs, however he changed his nationality in order to great a better exposure. Very confusing for the ones who are interested in playing fantasy cricket games!
Wessels was a famous name among the South African cricketers. He captained more than one international during the 1990s. He sported the Baggy Green for a span of 24 Test matches and also played for them in 54 ODIs. Then he became a part of the Australian cricket team for at least 4 years in a row. Fantasy sports was not very relevant at that time. This was the time between 1991 to 1994 and Hansie Cronje another legend took over after the retirement of Wessels.
These are some of the names which have made a mark in cricketing fraternity. Although majority of the names are unknown to players who play fantasy cricket games, however knowing these facts will surely blow the mind of the cricket lovers. These players have changed their nationality out of choice. They’ve made a good mark in both the nationalities equally. In case they would have sticked to one particular nationality, then it would have been a miss on the part of the national teams on some great talents.