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Five cricketers who played the ICC U19 World Cup for one country and the ICC Cricket World Cup for another

Published at :February 11, 2024 at 4:19 PM
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Here we take a look at five players who played ICC U19 World Cup and ICC Cricket World Cup for different countries.

The game of cricket has become one of the most popular sports in the world, and there are more than 100 countries that play this sport globally. That is the reason that we are seeing so many associate nations taking part. However, the biggest dream for any country is to feature in the ICC tournaments.

However, there have been many occasions when a player starts his career in one country but moves to another country to pursue his dream. This article is also related to something similar. Here we will talk about the players who have played in two different ICC events for two different countries. There are a few players who have played the ICC U19 World Cup for one country and the ODI World Cup for another, which we will check here.

Here we will talk about Five Players who played the ICC U19 World Cup for one country and the ICC Cricket World Cup for another

5. Jonathon Trott:

Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott. (Image Source: ICC)

Former English opener Jonathon Trott was one of the most prolific run scorers for England in international cricket. He played 68 ODIs and 52 Tests between 2007 and 2015 and scored 2819 and 3835 runs, respectively, along with 13 international runs. However, Trott, who was born in Cape Town, South Africa, played the U19 World Cup for South Africa in 2000 and then the ICC Cricket World Cup for England in 2011.

4. Colin de Grandhomme:

Colin de Grandhomme Zimbabwe, New Zealand
Colin de Grandhomme. (Image Source: Twitter)

Former Kiwi all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme was born in Zimbabwe and started his cricketing career for the African nation. He even played in the ICC U19 World Cup in 2004 before switching countries. Later, he made his international debut for New Zealand. He served New Zealand between 2012 and 2022. Grandhomme was part of New Zealand’s squad that lost the final against England during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

3. Grant Elliott:

Grant Eliott
Grant Eliott. (Image Source: ICC)

Another Kiwi all-rounder who has had a similar cricketing journey is Grant Elliott. The all-rounder was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and played in the ICC U19 World Cup for them in 1998. But after not getting many opportunities, he moved to New Zealand and continued his career in cricket. Later, Elliott made his international debut in 2008 and played until 2017 for New Zealand. He played a match-winning innings against South Africa in the 2015 World Cup semi-final.

2. Imran Tahir:

Imran Tahir, Pakistan, South Africa
Imran Tahir. (Image Source: Twitter)

Veteran spinner Imran Tahir also features in this list. He was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and has played for the Pakistan A and Pakistan U19 teams. He was part of the Pakistan squad that played in the ICC U19 World Cup 1998. But he couldn’t make it to the national side after that U19 stint. Hence, he switched to South Africa, had a quite successful career, and also represented them in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, 2015 and 2019.

1. Eoin Morgan:

Eoin Morgan, Ireland, England, ICC U19 World Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
Eoin Morgan. (Image Source: ICC)

Who doesn’t know Eoin Morgan? He is the first and only captain so far to take England to their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup title. However, the southpaw was born in Dublin, Ireland, and played the sport in the country. He was part of the Irish team in the ICC U19 World Cup 2004 and also played in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. Later, he switched countries and played for England until his retirement in 2022. Morgan led England to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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