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10 cricketers who have or could have played for another country

A brief account of some cricketers who represented a country other than their native nation.

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Top 5 / Top 10 26 Nov 2017, 10:55 IST
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Cricket is one of the most popular games on the planet. The game, apart from the countries where it is played currently, is gaining a widespread following in newer territories. As a matter of fact, many passionate players shift to other countries in search of better cricketing avenues.

Over the course of its long tradition, cricket has had many such players. These players, generally, need to acquire the citizenship of their latest home in order to play for it. Here we take a look at 10 such cricketers who have or could have played for another country.


#10 Chris Jordan

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016: Semi-Final: England v New Zealand
The lively right arm pacer of England has his roots back in Barbados

Chris Jordan is probably one of the brightest prospects in store for England. The right arm pacer, who generates a fair amount of pace, not only is a trump card in the death overs but is also a valuable asset to the team owing to his all-rounding skills.

Jordan was born in Barbados. Both his parents too belonged to Barbados whereas his grandparents were British citizens. After completing his initial education from Bridgetown, Barbados, he eventually moved to England to complete his formal education at Dulwich college which offered him a sports scholarship.

After making his debut for Surrey in 2007 and constantly delivering some good performances, the fast bowler broke onto the international scene with his first appearance for England against Australia. He has represented England in 8 Tests, 31 ODIs, and 26 T20s and picked up 21, 43, and 31 wickets respectively.

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