5 Players Who Have Played International Cricket For 2 Different Countries

Updated - 27 Nov 2023, 03:54 PM

Luke Ronchi
Luke Ronchi. Credits: Twitter

Playing international cricket is the biggest dream of any player, as he gets a chance to represent his nation at the highest level. This also requires a lot of effort and hard work over the years to achieve this milestone. When a player makes his debut in international cricket, it is the most important day for him.

While many players have lived this day, there are only a few players who have enjoyed this day multiple times. There are some players who went on to play cricket for two different countries. So far, there are 33 such players who have played international cricket for two nations. In this article, we take a glance at 5 of them.

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5 Players Who Have Played International Cricket For 2 Different Countries

1. Luke Ronchi (AUS & NZ)

Luke Ronchi
Luke Ronchi, Photo Credit: (AP)

Luke Ronchi is the first player on this list. The wicketkeeper-batsman played international cricket for both Australia and New Zealand. The right-handed batter played for Australia from 2008 to 2009 and then played for New Zealand from 2013 to 2017. For Australia, he played 3 T20I games and 4 ODIs in which he scored 47 and 76 runs respectively.

When he was out of the Australian team for a long time, he started playing for New Zealand’s domestic team. After a good show in the domestic circuit, he was picked by New Zealand for the national team. He played 81 ODIs and 29 T20Is, in which he scored 1321 and 312 runs respectively.

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2. Roelof van der Merwe (SA & NED)

Roelof Van Der Merwe
Roelof Van Der Merwe (Image Credit: Twitter)

Roelof van der Merwe is another player on this list. He played international cricket for South Africa from 2009 to 2011. Later, he represented the Netherlands in 2015 and currently plays for the country.

For South Africa, the all-rounder played 13 ODIs and 13 T20Is, scoring 39 and 57 runs respectively. For the Netherlands, the right-handed batsman has played 3 ODIs and 33 T20Is so far, hitting 57 and 403 runs respectively.

3. David Wiese (SA and NAM)

David Wiese
David Wiese, Photo Credit: (Twiytter)

David Wiese is another player on this list. He played for South Africa from 2015 to 2016. The right-handed batsman played 6 ODIs and 20 T20Is for the Proteas, hitting 102 and 92 runs respectively. Later, he joined Namibia in 2021 and has been playing for the nation till now. To date, Wiese has played 5 ODIs and 16 T20Is for Namibia, scoring 165 and 295 runs.

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4. Mark Chapman (HK & NZ)

New Zealand’s Mark Chapman (Photo- Getty)

Mark Chapman is another player on this list. The left-handed batsman played 2 ODIs and 19 T20Is for Hong Kong from 2014-2016. He scored 151 runs in ODIs and 392 runs in the shortest format. Since 2018, he has joined the New Zealand team. The left-handed has played 4 ODIs and 14 T20Is so far, hitting 10 and 227 runs respectively.

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5. Eoin Morgan (IRE & ENG)

Eoin Morgan, 5 Players Who Have Played International Cricket For 2 Different Countries
Eoin Morgan. (Photo: Twitter)

Eoin Morgan is another player on this list. The former England skipper played for Ireland too. He recently retired from international cricket in June 2022. The left-handed batsman played for Ireland from 2006-2009, before launching himself in the England team in 2009.

For Ireland, Morgan played 23 ODIs scoring 744 runs. For England, he had a prosperous career from 2009 to 2022, where he played over 225 ODIs. He scored 6957 runs at an average of 39.75. He also played 16 Tests and 102 T20Is for England, in which he scored 700 and 2311 runs respectively.

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