Representing your nation is a matter of pride. However, there are several cricketers who have played International T20Is for more than one country. There can be various reasons to that. Sometimes a player relocates or shifts due to the number of opportunities.
There have been several instances of better opportunities in another country and thus, players decide to represent another country. Another reason for this is due to the fact that the player has his roots or heritage in another country and thus, feels that he is placed in a better position of he switches his base to another country. Today we shall be taking a look at such examples. So which players have played International T20Is for more than one country?
1) Dirk Nannes:
Dirk Nannes is one of those players who have played International T20Is for more than one country. He was initially playing for the Netherlands and then went on to represent Australia. He made his international debut for Netherlands in 2009 and months after, went on to play for Australia.
2) Mark Chapman:
Mark Chapman was another player who played International T20Is for more than one country. He has played for both, Hong Kong as well as New Zealand. After playing for two One-day Internationals and 19 T20s for Hong Kong, he moved to New Zealand.
3) Ed Joyce:
Ed Joyce has played for both, England as well as Ireland. He had made his ODI debut for England in June 2006 and later made his T20 debut for England. After playing two T20s and 17 ODIs for England, he returned to play for Ireland in 2010 and was selected in the country’s 2011 World Cup squad. He has since then, become a regular in the Irish squad.
4) Boyd Rankin:
Another Irish player who played International T20Is for more than one country, Rankin has again played for England as well as Ireland. He made his T20I debut in 2009 for Ireland. He represented them for 2012. He then went on to make his debut for England in 2013.
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5) Relof van der Merwe:
Relof van der Merwe has played for South Africa as well as Netherlands. He made his T20I debut for the Proteas in 2009. However, as he wasn’t a regular in their setup, the all-rounder then moved to the Netherlands. With the new country, he made his debut in 2015 and went on to play 12 T20 games for them.
6) David Wiese:
This is one of the most recent cases of a player who played International T20Is for more than one country. Despite playing for the Proteas in the 2016 T20 WC, he is now representing Namibia and has already played a game for them. It will be exciting to watch the charismatic all-rounder in the upcoming T20 WC.
Edited By : Devansh Awasthi