Cricketers of Indian origin who represented Australia
India is a huge country which is submerged in cricket. Many Indian families have migrated to other countries like West Indies, England, New Zealand or South Africa over the years and hence we have come across many internationals in other national teams as above who are of Indian origin. In the bygone eras, we have seen legends like Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharan play for West Indies. More recently we have seen players like Monty Panesar, Sunil Narine, Deepak Patel, Samit Patel, Ravi Bopara etc play for other countries like England, New Zealand, West Indies etc.
Australia had very few such examples but of late in the current decade, we have seen players of Indian origin representing Australia. Therefore, Let us have a look at some of the Cricketers of Indian origin who represented Australia.
Born in 1844 in Dhaka, then in India, Cooper played for Australia in the initial days of cricket. He played 1 test & got 18 runs.
Sellers was born in Valsad in Gujarat. As a tall leggie, he played only 1 test for Australia in Kolkata.
Stuart Clarke is one of the most familiar names in Australian cricket in the late 2000s. His father was from Chennai. After McGrath’s retirement, Clarke filled in McGrath’s shoes perfectly in the initial stages of his career even getting the man of the series awards with his nagging accuracy but could not sustain for too long. As well as, he played 24 tests and got very close to 100 test wickets. Overall he played in 64 internationals and took 160 wickets .
One of the most famous achievers in women’s cricket for Australia, Lisa is a Pune born cricketer and played 8 Tests , 125 ODIs and 54 T20Is. She was one of the leading allrounders and has a test hundred. However, she won the women’s international cricketer award for Australia in 2007 and currently is a highly popular commentator with her forthright comments.
His family migrated to Australia from Punjab in the 1980s. Sandhu is a fast bowler and is the first-ever Indian origin cricketer to play in an ODI for Australia but so far has played in 2 games. He has played for Delhi Daredevils ( now Capitals) in IPL.
Another migration from Punjab to Sydney, Tanveer has represented Australia at under 19 levels and is already a part of the senior T20I squad as a backup leggie. He is a consistent performer in the BBL.
He was the Australian under 19 captain in the 2018 World cup and the highest scorer in that event. Jason played for Sydney Thunder in the BBL.
Arjun Nair is another Indian born cricketer who bowls off-spin and is a fine performer in BBL. As well as, he has represented Australia at the under 19 event and is playing BBL since 2016