Canada and USA played the first international cricket game in 1844. Since then many players have played this beautiful game. Cricket is a highly popular game especially in the Indian subcontinent.
It is considered an honour to represent the country in international cricket. Many cricketers play the game just in the hope of representing their country at the international level. At the same time, there are a few players who have played for two countries at the international level which is very difficult in any scenario.
Since the advent of international cricket, 31 cricketers have played for two countries. Such a kind of instance was common in early 20th century. However, in the modern era, it has become increasingly difficult due to the immigration laws and level of competition.
Let us take a look at five such modern-day players who have played for two countries.
#5 Mark Chapman - Hong Kong and New Zealand
Mark Chapman was born in Hong Kong to a Chinese mother. The fact that his father was from New Zealand made him eligible to play for both countries.
He started his cricket career with Hong Kong junior teams where he first played for U-15 and also made a record when he played U-19 World Cup 2010 aged just 15. He made his senior debut five years later for Hong Kong against UAE.
An all-rounder by trait, Chapman is a left-hand batsman as well as a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He impressed with his performances for Hong-Kong even scoring a century on debut.
However, as Chapman was pursuing his higher studies in Auckland, he started playing domestic cricket in New Zealand. Therein, he impressed with his performances to earn a call-up for New Zealand national team.
He made his debut for New Zealand in 2018 against Pakistan. He has impressed in T20s for New Zealand and is considered a promising prospect.