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10 Top cricketers who migrated to another nation


Cricket is a team game where there is a big competition for places specially in top cricket playing countries such as India, South Africa , Australia, England, New Zealand etc. Hence many cricketers moved to other countries to pursue their talent. We can look at such 10 Top cricketers who migrated to another nation:


Corey Anderson:

The New Zealand allrounder played 13 tests & 80 limited over games for New Zealand. The hard hitting left hander , he represented New Zealand in 2015 World cup.  However subsequent contest for spots in the national team with emergence of other top players finally made him migrate to USA where he will participate in the  inaugural edition of the Major League Cricket, which is a T20 tournament to be played in the USA from 2022.


Morne Morkel

Unlike many other migrated cricketers Morkel had an outstanding career for South Africa taking 309 test wickets and 544 international wickets in all from 247 games. He retired in 2018 and moved to Australia as a permanent resident there playing for Brisbane Heat in the BBL.


Sami Islam

Sami Islam played briefly for Pakistan in 13 tests from 2015-18. Later like Corey Anderson he migrated to USA and will participate in Major league cricket there.

10 Top cricketers who migrated to another nation
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Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer could have easily played for the West Indies as he represented them in the under 19 level. However surprising lack of oppurtunities saw him move to England . With Chris Jordan’s help he played for Sussex in the county championships and performed superbly for Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL.  Archer was so impressive that the ECB fast-tracked him into the England national team by changing the rules for expatriates.  He made his test debut in the Ashes series 2019 and was an instant success.  Injury interruptions notwithstanding Jofra is one of the spearheads of the England attack.

Devon Conway

Devon Conway played for Gauteng province in South African cricket but was unhappy with the lack of opportunities that he got there. He subsequently migrated to New Zealand and performed well in domestic competitions there . He was already handed a New Zealand contract before his international debut .Finally his debuts in both white ball and red ball cricket met with instant success.  Opening the batting, he became the first test debutant at Lords to score a double hundred this year .

10 Top cricketers who migrated to another nation
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Eoin Morgan

Morgan played 23 ODIs for his home country Ireland before bigger ambitions saw him move to England and the rest is history.
Morgan is now the captain of the England ODI team and has won the World cup for them in 2019. A brilliant white ball  batsman for last one decade, he has also played 16 tests also for his adopted country.


Anshuman Rath

Anshuman is of Indian origin who played for HongKong and captained the team.  He is an aggressive middle order batsman and played in the 2018 Asia Cup. Subsequently he has migrated to India and now represents the Vidarbha team in the  Indian domestic cricket .


Hayden Walsh

Walsh has dual citizenship of USA and West Indies. He has already represented USA in 8 T20Is and 1 ODI till he decided to play for the West Indies and has already proved a big success with his leg spinners in 9 ODIS & 9 T20Is he has already played after his successes in CPL.


Juan Theron

Theron was a promising South African fast bowler and played a handful of white ball matches for the Proteas as well as in IPL. Later on post 2015 he migrated to USA and became eligible to play international cricket from 2019.


Mark Chapman

Chapman is a left arm spinner who played for Hong Kong earlier. He subsequently migrated to New Zealand and has already represented the Kiwis in a handful of internationals  with expectations to play more matches.

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