Cricket Record for Players Who Representing Two Countries: ODI, T20i, Test

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An exceptional group of players have established a special place for themselves in the enormous cricket arena, the stuff of legends and stories of greatness.

The fact that these cricketers have represented not one, but two countries makes for an unusual and fascinating story.

But what motivates these athletes to accomplish the unprecedented accomplishment of representing two nations? And who are they anyway?

Come with me as I uncover this enthralling story of loyalty and adaptability in a world where limits dissolve when it comes to sports.

Cricket Record for Players Who Representing two countries: ODI, T20i, Test


The game of cricket, which is steeped in ancient customs, frequently takes us by surprise. An example of such a surprise is the presence of players from two different countries.

The variety and adaptability of these athletes is evidenced by this phenomena, which occurs only infrequently.

There is little doubt that they have left an indelible impression on the sport by wearing jerseys for two different countries.


Cricket Record for Players Who Representing two countries: ODI, T20i, Test


PlayerTeamSpanMatTestsODIsT20Is
WE Midwinter Australia 1877-1887 8 8 0 0
England 1881-1882 4 4 0 0
WL Murdoch Australia 1877-1890 18 18 0 0
England 1892-1892 1 1 0 0
JJ Ferris Australia 1887-1890 8 8 0 0
England 1892-1892 1 1 0 0
SMJ Woods Australia 1888-1888 3 3 0 0
England 1896-1896 3 3 0 0
F Hearne England 1889-1889 2 2 0 0
South Africa 1892-1896 4 4 0 0
AE Trott Australia 1895-1895 3 3 0 0
England 1899-1899 2 2 0 0
F Mitchell England 1899-1899 2 2 0 0
South Africa 1912-1912 3 3 0 0
Nawab of Pataudi snr England 1932-1934 3 3 0 0
India 1946-1946 3 3 0 0
Gul Mohammad India 1946-1952 8 8 0 0
Pakistan 1956-1956 1 1 0 0
AH Kardar India 1946-1946 3 3 0 0
Pakistan 1952-1958 23 23 0 0
Amir Elahi India 1947-1947 1 1 0 0
Pakistan 1952-1952 5 5 0 0
SC Guillen West Indies 1951-1952 5 5 0 0
New Zealand 1956-1956 3 3 0 0
AJ Traicos South Africa 1970-1970 3 3 0 0
Zimbabwe 1983-1993 31 4 27 0
KC Wessels Australia 1982-1985 78 24 54 0
South Africa 1991-1994 71 16 55 0
CB Lambert West Indies 1990-1998 16 5 11 0
United States of America 2004-2004 1 0 1 0
AC Cummins West Indies 1991-1995 68 5 63 0
Canada 2007-2007 13 0 13 0
DR Brown England 1997-1998 9 0 9 0
Scotland 2006-2007 18 0 16 2
GM Hamilton Scotland 1999-2010 50 0 38 12
England 1999-1999 1 1 0 0
RJ Campbell Australia 2002-2002 2 0 2 0
Hong Kong 2016-2016 3 0 0 3
GO Jones England 2004-2006 85 34 49 2
Papua New Guinea 2014-2014 2 0 2 0
XM Marshall West Indies 2005-2009 37 7 24 6
United States of America 2019-2021 27 0 13 14
GM Strydom Zimbabwe 2006-2006 12 0 12 0
Cayman Islands 2019-2019 6 0 0 6
EC Joyce England 2006-2007 19 0 17 2
Ireland 2011-2018 78 1 61 16
EJG Morgan Ireland 2006-2009 23 0 23 0
England 2009-2022 356 16 225 115
WB Rankin Ireland 2007-2020 118 2 68 48
England 2013-2014 10 1 7 2
L Ronchi Australia 2008-2009 7 0 4 3
New Zealand 2013-2017 114 4 81 29
A Khan England 2009-2009 2 1 0 1
Denmark 2021-2022 8 0 0 8
RE van der Merwe South Africa 2009-2010 26 0 13 13
Netherlands 2015-2023 50 0 11 39
DP Nannes Netherlands 2009-2009 2 0 0 2
Australia 2009-2010 16 0 1 15
J Theron South Africa 2010-2012 13 0 4 9
United States of America 2019-2022 23 0 14 9
Izatullah Dawlatzai Afghanistan 2010-2015 9 0 5 4
Germany 2019-2020 12 0 0 12
JW Dernbach England 2011-2014 58 0 24 34
Italy 2021-2021 6 0 0 6
MJG Rippon Netherlands 2013-2022 27 0 9 18
New Zealand 2022-2022 1 0 0 1
D Wiese South Africa 2013-2016 26 0 6 20
Namibia 2021-2023 29 0 9 20
GS Ballance England 2013-2017 39 23 16 0
Zimbabwe 2023-2023 7 1 5 1
MS Chapman Hong Kong 2014-2016 21 0 2 19
New Zealand 2018-2023 58 0 18 40
PJ Moor Zimbabwe 2014-2019 78 8 49 21
Ireland 2023-2023 4 4 0 0
AR Berenger United Arab Emirates 2014-2015 10 0 10 0
Qatar 2021-2021 4 0 0 4
HR Walsh United States of America 2019-2019 9 0 1 8
West Indies 2019-2022 51 0 21 30
TH David Singapore 2019-2020 14 0 0 14
Australia 2022-2023 19 0 4 15
D Jakiel Zimbabwe 2019-2019 2 0 0 2
Malawi 2022-2023 13 0 0 13
C Smith Isle of Man 2021-2021 4 0 0 4
Malaysia 2023-2023 2 0 0 2

Cricket Record for Players Who Representing two countries: ODI


5100PlayerTeamSpanMatRunsHSAveWktsBBICtSt
0 1 KC Wessels Australia 1983-1985 54 1740 107 36.38 18 2/16 19 0
0 0 South Africa 1991-1994 55 1627 90 - 0 - 30 0
0 1 CB Lambert West Indies 1990-1998 11 368 119 - 0 - 0 0
0 0 United States of America 2004-2004 1 39 39 - 0 - 0 0
1 0 AC Cummins West Indies 1991-1995 63 459 44* 28.79 78 5/31 11 0
0 0 Canada 2007-2007 13 27 9* 48.53 13 3/60 3 0
0 0 DR Brown England 1997-1998 9 99 21 43.57 7 2/28 1 0
0 0 Scotland 2006-2007 16 220 50* 40.93 15 3/37 3 0
- 0 GO Jones England 2004-2006 49 815 80 - - - 68 4
- 0 Papua New Guinea 2014-2014 2 47 25 - - - 0 0
0 1 XM Marshall West Indies 2005-2009 24 375 157* - 0 - 9 0
- 0 United States of America 2019-2020 13 221 50 - - - 3 0
- 1 EC Joyce England 2006-2007 17 471 107 - - - 6 0
- 5 Ireland 2011-2018 61 2151 160* - - - 21 0
- 1 EJG Morgan Ireland 2006-2009 23 744 115 - - - 9 0
- 13 England 2009-2022 225 6957 148 - - - 78 0
0 0 WB Rankin Ireland 2007-2020 68 95 18* 28.27 96 4/15 17 0
0 0 England 2013-2014 7 5 4 24.10 10 4/46 0 0
- 0 L Ronchi Australia 2008-2008 4 76 64 - - - 5 2
- 1 New Zealand 2013-2017 81 1321 170* - - - 100 10
0 0 RE van der Merwe South Africa 2009-2010 13 39 12 33.00 17 3/27 3 0
0 0 Netherlands 2019-2023 11 125 57 54.37 8 2/34 5 0
1 0 J Theron South Africa 2010-2010 4 5 5 14.41 12 5/44 4 0
0 0 United States of America 2019-2022 14 45 12 26.00 19 4/56 3 0
- 0 GS Ballance England 2013-2015 16 297 79 - - - 8 0
- 0 Zimbabwe 2023-2023 5 157 64* - - - 5 0
0 0 D Wiese South Africa 2015-2016 6 102 41* 35.11 9 3/50 0 0
0 0 Namibia 2022-2022 9 228 67 61.66 6 2/22 2 0
- 1 MS Chapman Hong Kong 2015-2015 2 151 124* - - - 1 0
- 1 New Zealand 2018-2023 18 313 101* - - - 3 0
0 0 HR Walsh United States of America 2019-2019 1 27 27 - 0 - 0 0
1 0 West Indies 2019-2022 21 128 46* 31.50 28 5/39 4 0

Cricket Record for Players Who Representing two countries: T20i


5100PlayerTeamSpanMatRunsHSAveWktsBBICtSt
- 0 EC Joyce England 2006-2007 2 1 1 - - - 0 0
- 0 Ireland 2012-2014 16 404 78* - - - 5 0
- 0 XM Marshall West Indies 2008-2009 6 96 36 - - - 3 0
- 0 United States of America 2019-2021 14 204 47* - - - 2 0
- 0 L Ronchi Australia 2008-2009 3 47 36 - - - 0 0
- 0 New Zealand 2013-2017 29 312 51* - - - 24 5
0 0 A Khan England 2009-2009 1 2 2 17.00 2 2/34 0 0
0 0 Denmark 2021-2022 8 47 16 23.20 5 2/25 0 0
0 0 RE van der Merwe South Africa 2009-2010 13 57 48 21.78 14 2/14 6 0
0 0 Netherlands 2015-2022 39 408 75* 18.21 42 4/35 16 0
0 0 DP Nannes Netherlands 2009-2009 2 6 6 56.00 1 1/26 0 0
0 0 Australia 2009-2010 15 16 12* 14.92 27 4/18 1 0
0 0 WB Rankin Ireland 2009-2020 48 64 16* 22.12 54 3/16 16 0
0 - England 2013-2013 2 - - 24.00 1 1/24 0 0
0 0 J Theron South Africa 2010-2012 9 32 31* 21.75 12 4/27 2 0
0 0 United States of America 2021-2022 9 9 7* 18.00 12 3/16 1 0
0 0 JW Dernbach England 2011-2014 34 24 12 26.15 39 4/22 8 0
0 0 Italy 2021-2021 6 7 5 30.00 5 1/17 2 0
0 0 Izatullah Dawlatzai Afghanistan 2012-2012 4 0 0* 22.33 6 3/33 1 0
0 0 Germany 2019-2020 12 26 24* 20.66 12 3/23 2 0
0 0 MJG Rippon Netherlands 2013-2018 18 216 42 20.66 15 3/8 4 0
0 - New Zealand 2022-2022 1 - - 18.50 2 2/37 0 0
1 0 D Wiese South Africa 2013-2016 20 92 28 20.70 24 5/23 9 0
0 0 Namibia 2021-2023 20 361 66* 30.17 17 3/27 2 0
0 0 MS Chapman Hong Kong 2014-2016 19 392 63* 25.66 3 1/10 4 0
0 1 New Zealand 2018-2023 40 937 104* 22.00 1 1/9 17 0
0 0 HR Walsh United States of America 2019-2019 8 114 28 20.00 6 2/21 2 0
0 0 West Indies 2019-2022 30 36 12* 28.16 25 3/23 7 0
0 0 TH David Singapore 2019-2020 14 558 92* 51.00 5 1/18 12 0
- 0 Australia 2022-2023 15 266 64 - - - 6 0
0 - D Jakiel Zimbabwe 2019-2019 2 - - 14.66 3 2/27 0 0
1 0 Malawi 2022-2023 13 67 18* 19.52 17 5/11 3 0
0 0 C Smith Isle of Man 2021-2021 4 17 13 25.00 3 3/15 2 0
0 0 Malaysia 2023-2023 2 10 9 15.00 1 1/15 1 0

Cricket Record for Players Who Representing two countries: Test


5100PlayerTeamSpanMatRunsHSAveWktsBBICtSt
1 0 WE Midwinter Australia 1877-1887 8 174 37 23.78 14 5/78 5 0
0 0 England 1881-1882 4 95 36 27.20 10 4/81 5 0
- 2 WL Murdoch Australia 1877-1890 18 896 211 - - - 14 0
- 0 England 1892-1892 1 12 12 - - - 0 1
4 0 JJ Ferris Australia 1887-1890 8 98 20* 14.25 48 5/26 4 0
2 0 England 1892-1892 1 16 16 7.00 13 7/37 0 0
0 0 SMJ Woods Australia 1888-1888 3 32 18 24.20 5 2/35 1 0
0 0 England 1896-1896 3 122 53 25.80 5 3/28 4 0
- 0 F Hearne England 1889-1889 2 47 27 - - - 1 0
0 0 South Africa 1892-1896 4 121 30 20.00 2 2/40 2 0
1 0 AE Trott Australia 1895-1895 3 205 85* 21.33 9 8/43 4 0
1 0 England 1899-1899 2 23 16 11.64 17 5/49 0 0
- 0 F Mitchell England 1899-1899 2 88 41 - - - 2 0
- 0 South Africa 1912-1912 3 28 12 - - - 0 0
- 1 Nawab of Pataudi snr England 1932-1934 3 144 102 - - - 0 0
- 0 India 1946-1946 3 55 22 - - - 0 0
0 0 Gul Mohammad India 1946-1952 8 166 34 12.00 2 2/21 3 0
- 0 Pakistan 1956-1956 1 39 27* - - - 0 0
- 0 AH Kardar India 1946-1946 3 80 43 - - - 1 0
0 0 Pakistan 1952-1958 23 847 93 45.42 21 3/35 15 0
- 0 Amir Elahi India 1947-1947 1 17 13 - - - 0 0
0 0 Pakistan 1952-1952 5 65 47 35.42 7 4/134 0 0
- 0 SC Guillen West Indies 1951-1952 5 104 54 - - - 9 2
- 0 New Zealand 1956-1956 3 98 41 - - - 4 1
0 0 AJ Traicos South Africa 1970-1970 3 8 5* 51.75 4 2/70 4 0
1 0 Zimbabwe 1992-1993 4 11 5 40.14 14 5/86 4 0
0 4 KC Wessels Australia 1982-1985 24 1761 179 - 0 - 18 0
- 2 South Africa 1992-1994 16 1027 118 - - - 12 0
0 4 GS Ballance England 2014-2017 23 1498 156 - 0 - 22 0
- 1 Zimbabwe 2023-2023 1 155 137* - - - 0 0
0 0 WB Rankin England 2014-2014 1 13 13 81.00 1 1/47 0 0
0 0 Ireland 2018-2019 2 30 17 31.85 7 2/5 0 0
- 0 PJ Moor Zimbabwe 2016-2018 8 533 83 - - - 9 1
- 0 Ireland 2023-2023 4 76 19 - - - 0 0
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Cricket Record for Players Who Representing Two Countries: ODI, T20i, Test


Cricket Record for Players Who Representing Two Countries: ODI, T20i, Test

The sport of cricket has a rich heritage and has been home to numerous legendary figures. While some people have been allowed to serve as ambassadors for two nations, this is far from the norm.

Despite its rarity, this feat is a testament to the athletes’ abilities and adaptability. I invite you to accompany me as I investigate this intriguing aspect of the game.

Cricket’s Dual-Nation Champions: ODI

In the format known as One Day Internationals (ODI), there have been a number of players who have represented both their home country and another.

The 50-over game has been given a new facet as a result of these players’ dynamic performances, which provided a new dimension.

Their ability to easily transfer between different teams and cultures demonstrates great versatility on their part.

1. KC Wessels

A stalwart in the cricketing world, KC Wessels showcased his talent for both Australia and South Africa.

Representing Australia between 1983-1985, he played 54 matches, amassing 1740 runs with a notable high score of 107.

His average stood at an impressive 36.25. Transitioning to South Africa from 1991-1994, Wessels continued his form, playing 55 matches and scoring 1627 runs with a top score of 90.

2. CB Lambert

CB Lambert’s journey began with the West Indies from 1990-1998. In 11 matches, he scored 368 runs, boasting a high score of 119.

Later, representing the United States of America in 2004, Lambert played a single match, scoring 39 runs, reflecting his consistent performance.

3. AC Cummins

Starting his career with the West Indies between 1991-1995, AC Cummins played 63 matches, accumulating 459 runs.

His best score was an unbeaten 44. As a bowler, he took 78 wickets with a best performance of 5/31. Later, representing Canada in 2007, Cummins played 13 matches, scoring 27 runs and taking 13 wickets.

4. DR Brown

DR Brown donned the English jersey from 1997-1998, playing 9 matches and scoring 99 runs. His best batting performance was 21.

As a bowler, he claimed 7 wickets with a best of 2/28. Later, representing Scotland between 2006-2007, Brown played 16 matches, scoring 220 runs with a notable 50* and taking 15 wickets.

5. GO Jones

GO Jones represented England from 2004-2006, playing 49 matches and scoring 815 runs with a top score of 80.

Later, wearing the jersey for Papua New Guinea in 2014, Jones played 2 matches, scoring 47 runs with a best of 25.

Cricket’s Dual-Nation Stars: Top 5 Players Representing Two Countries in T20i

Often known as T20i The shortest format of the game, Stalwarts T20i, places a premium on making snap judgments and moving the game forward at a rapid pace.

Players competing in this format while representing two countries have demonstrated their adaptability and shone throughout the competition.

It is notable how well they can adjust to a variety of different team strategies and environmental factors.

1. EC Joyce

Representing England between 2006-2007, Joyce played 2 matches, scoring a mere 1 run. However, his stint with Ireland from 2012-2014 was more impactful.

In 16 matches, he amassed 404 runs with a high score of 78*, averaging 36.72. His fielding skills were also on display with 5 catches.

2. XM Marshall

Marshall started his T20i journey with the West Indies from 2008-2009, playing 6 matches and scoring 96 runs.

Later, representing the United States of America between 2019-2021, he played 14 matches, accumulating 204 runs with a top score of 47*.

3. L Ronchi

Ronchi’s T20i career began with Australia between 2008-2009, where he played 3 matches and scored 47 runs. However, representing New Zealand from 2013-2017, he truly flourished.

In 29 matches, he scored 312 runs with a high score of 51*. His wicket-keeping skills were evident with 24 catches and 5 stumpings.

4. A Khan

Khan’s journey in T20i cricket started with England in 2009, playing just one match and scoring 2 runs.

However, representing Denmark between 2021-2022, he played 8 matches, scoring 47 runs and taking 5 wickets with a best bowling figure of 2/25.

5. RE van der Merwe

Van der Merwe began his T20i career with South Africa from 2009-2010, playing 13 matches and scoring 57 runs.

Representing the Netherlands from 2015-2022, he played 39 matches, scoring 408 runs with a top score of 75*. His all-round abilities shone through with 42 wickets, with a best figure of 4/35.

Cricket’s Dual-Nation Champions: Test Match Titans Who Representing Two Countries

Cricket, a sport that transcends borders, has witnessed a unique phenomenon over the years: players representing two countries in the Test arena.

This rare feat underscores the adaptability and resilience of these cricketers. They’ve not only switched jerseys but also loyalties, leaving an indelible mark on the game’s rich history.

Here, we delve into the records of the top five players who’ve had the honor of representing two countries in Test matches.

1. WE Midwinter

A versatile player, Midwinter showcased his skills for both Australia and England. Between 1877-1887, he played 8 matches for Australia, scoring 174 runs with a highest score of 37.

His bowling was equally commendable, bagging 14 wickets with a best figure of 5/78.

For England, between 1881-1882, he played 4 matches, amassing 95 runs and taking 10 wickets. His commitment to both teams was evident in his performances.

2. WL Murdoch

Representing Australia from 1877-1890, Murdoch was a force to reckon with. In 18 matches, he scored a commendable 896 runs, with a stellar highest score of 211.

His average of 32.00 showcased his consistency. Later, he donned the English jersey in 1892, playing a single match and scoring 12 runs. His journey of representing two countries is a testament to his adaptability.

3. JJ Ferris

A bowling maestro for Australia between 1887-1890, Ferris played 8 matches, taking a whopping 48 wickets with an impressive average of 14.25.

His best figures of 5/26 highlighted his dominance. Switching to England in 1892, he played a single match, but his impact was profound. He took 13 wickets with a staggering average of 7.00, including a best figure of 7/37.

4. SMJ Woods

Woods represented Australia in 1888, playing 3 matches. He scored 32 runs and took 5 wickets with a best figure of 2/35.

Later, representing England in 1896, he played 3 matches, scoring 122 runs with a notable half-century. His bowling for England was consistent, taking 5 wickets with a best of 3/28.

5. F Hearne

Playing for England in 1889, Hearne played 2 matches, scoring 47 runs. Later, he switched allegiances to South Africa between 1892-1896.

In 4 matches, he scored 121 runs and took 2 wickets. His journey of representing two countries added a unique chapter to cricket’s history book.

Conclusion: A Legacy to Remember

Cricket history is littered with players whose names have been immortalized by having represented two nations. Their tumultuous experiences serve as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers around the globe.

Looking back, we can’t help but be impressed by what they accomplished for the sport. They’ve been there, done that; they’re pros at it.

The fact that they have represented more than one country in the longest version of the sport speaks something about their commitment to it.

Their steadfast dedication and dependability have earned them a special place in cricket lore.

These cricketers, who represent two nations, are a monument to the beauty and boundless potential of the game as it adapts to new circumstances.

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