Representing one’s nation in any sport is a superb matter of satisfaction for any sportsperson. It’s all the time the last word dream for any particular person who pursues sport and sees oneself attain greater heights.
There have been quite a few cases the place a sportsman has modified his nation and comparatively finished properly. Even in cricket, such cases have been witnessed the place gamers have represented two nations.
Former England skipper Eoin Morgan is the largest instance; who began the cricketing journey representing his delivery nation Eire earlier than transferring to England and making them World Champions in 2019.
However Morgan solely performed ODIs for each Eire and England. Relating to the shortest format, the listing is a bit completely different with the likes of Mark Chapman, Dirk Nannes, David Wiese, and a current star Tim David.
On that notice, let’s take a look at these cricketers who represented two international locations within the shortest format of the sport:
Ed Joyce performed two T20Is for England throughout 2006-07 earlier than transferring to Eire, the place he performed 16 matches from 2012 to 2014.
Luke Ronchi performed for Australia throughout 2008-09, the place he appeared in three T20Is. The wicketkeeper then shifted to the neighbouring nation of New Zealand, the place he performed 29 matches.
Dirk Nannes made a reputation for himself when he donned the Australian jersey as a intelligent quick bowler. Nonetheless, the Victorian had earlier represented the Netherlands in 2009.
Boyd Rankin has an fascinating profession as he started his worldwide profession for Eire in 2009 and stayed there until 2012 earlier than he moved to England and performed for the English facet within the subsequent yr. Upon not getting success and sufficient possibilities, Rankin once more moved again to the Irish facet in 2016 and performed until 2020.
Roelof van der Merwe
Roelof van der Merwe was picked by Cricket South Africa (CSA) for the T20Is towards Australia in 2009. Nonetheless, in 2015 he moved to the Netherlands and has been a core member of the Dutch facet since then.
Mark Chapman performed for Hong Kong from 2014 to 2016 earlier than he shifted to New Zelaand and has been representing the Black Caps since. He performed 19 T20Is for Hong Kong and has to this point appeared in 22 matches for New Zealand.
Xavier Marshall debuted for West Indies throughout 2008-09 and performed six T20Is. He was then dropped and didn’t seem for some time. Marshall was then seen in 2019 representing the US.
Izatullah Dawlatzai performed 4 T20Is for Afghanistan in 2012 earlier than altering his group and representing Germany in 2019-20.
Hayden Walsh, the Antiguan cricketer, attained success as a high quality spinner for West Indies. He’s the core a part of the Caribbean facet and in addition participates in varied T20 League around the globe. However surprisingly, Walsh started his profession whereas representing the USA group in 2019. He performed 8 T20Is for the USA earlier than getting picked for the Windies’ nationwide facet.
David Wiese represented South Africa in 20 T20Is throughout 2013-16 earlier than representing Namibia in 2021. He has performed a key position in bringing Namibia on a worldwide map along with his all-round efficiency within the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Jade Dernbach was a part of the England nationwide T20 facet throughout 2011-14. He performed 34 T20Is for the three lions earlier than getting dropped for being inconsistent within the demanding format. He moved to Italy in 2021 and performed 6 video games within the shortest format.
Amjad Khan performed solely a solitary T20I for England in 2009 and by no means received any likelihood to symbolize the English group once more. Within the 2021-22 season, Amjad represented Denmark and performed eight video games.
Rusty Theron performed for South Africa throughout 2010-12 and couldn’t get any extra alternatives. He moved to the US and performed 9 video games in 2021-22.
Michael Rippon debuted for the Netherlands in 2013 and was a part of the facet till July 2022, when he shifted to New Zealand. Rippon performed 18 T20Is for the Dutch facet and one for the Black Caps.
Daniel Jakiel, the right-arm pacer, represented Zimbabwe in 2019, enjoying a few T20Is earlier than transferring to Malawi. He has to this point performed 10 video games for the landlocked nation in southeastern Africa.
Tim David rose to success along with his power-hitting in 2019-20 for Singapore. He performed 14 video games earlier than transferring to Australia in 2022. The precise-handed batter has to this point performed 11 video games Australia.