Ten Cricketers Who Were Born In India But They Played Against India In International Cricket

Every Cricket match, series, and tournament are celebrated like a festival in India. Cricket is a popular sport globally, and the youngsters have cricket players as their role models. But everyone hasn’t become successful in the game despite their good performances.

Then some players had shifted from one country to another because they were in some bad situations. Today in this article, we shall let our cricket fans know about the ten players born in India. But they represented the other countries and played matches against India at the International level.

Hashim Amla – The Proteas cricketer was born in Surat, Gujarat. he would have been the cricketer that India would love to have in their ranks. But to India’s unfortunate fortunes, Amla shifted to South Africa and made tons of runs for the Proteas team.

He was the fastest to two to seven thousand run mark in the 50 over format. Amla also captained the South African test team, and he is the only player to score a triple hundred in the longest format for South Africa.

Monty Panesar – The former spin bowler of England was also born in Punjab, India. But his parents migrated to Luton in 1970, and he was traded in England’s team as their spin bowler.

Monty Panesar
Monty Panesar

Panesar and his partner Graeme Swan delivered a historic win for England on India’s soil in the 2012 test series. Overall, Mounty played 50 test matches and 26 ODIs for England. He had picked up 191 international wickets to his name, and he now is working as a commentator.   

Nasser Hussain – The former England captain and the current reputed commentator, Naseer Hussain is the third player on the list who was born in India.

Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain

Nasser was born in Chennai, and in 1968, Hussain’s parents shifted to England to get the benefits of the English schooling system. The former captain scored 5664 runs from 96 tests and 2333 runs from 88 ODIs games. Nasser also scored a ton in his last test innings, which allowed England to crush the Kiwis.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul – The batter from West Indies was known for his stylish batting stance. But he was a hero for the Windies because he scored loads of runs for his team.

Chanderpaul was born in an Indo-Guianese family. His parents had moved to India from West Indies because of the indentured labor system. He went to be the first Indo-West Indian player to play 100 tests for the country.  

Ish Sodhi – The spinner from New Zealand remains a specialist in the limited-overs cricket for the Kiwis. Ish Sodhi was born in Ludhiana in Punjab. But his parents shifted to New Zealand when Ish was just four years old.

Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi

Now Sodhi plays for the Blackcaps team in all three formats, and he also plays the various T20 leagues like IPL, BBL, CPL, and many more.

Jeetan Patel – the second Kiwi on the list who was born in India. But migrated to New Zealand. Jeetan Patel was born in Gujarat, and he never had an outstanding career for the Kiwis.

He made his debut in 2004. But Patel played only 43 ODI matches and 24 Tests for New Zealand. Currently, Patel is with the English County cricket for the Warwickshire team. he has picked up 893 wickets in 293 first-class games.  

Ravi Bopara – The middle-order seam bowling from England belonged to the Sikh family. Bopara was a promising batsman. But he was not consistent, which was why he couldn’t make a big name in the international cricket arena. Ravi Bopara’s Test career ended in 2012, while the world cup of 2015 was his last appearance in the ODI jersey. Now Bopara plays the various T20 leagues around the world.   

Ravi Bopara
Ravi Bopara

Ramnaresh Sarwan – The Indian origin West Indian cricketer, Ramnaresh Sarwan was the best middle-order batter for the Windies. Sarwan was also the succor of Brain Lara as the West Indian captain.

He had scored 10,000 Test runs for the Windies in 87 Test matches, and he also played the 50 over for West Indies, where he scored six boundaries in one over. Sarwan was also a useful spin bowler. But his career didn’t prolong after the world cup in 2007.

Devendra Bhisoo – The Windies spinner is the third Windies player who was born in India. Devendra Bhisoo was an East Indian origin. He made his international debut in the 2011 world cup. He can make good use of the subcontinent conditions.

But Bhisoo didn’t cement his spot in the West Indian team. The leggie has played just 36 tests, 42 ODIs and ODIS, and seven T20Is for West Indies, and he hasn’t featured in the team since March 2019. 

Senuran Muthusamy – This Proteas spinner was picked during the South Africa tour of India series in 2019. Muthusamy gave some promise. But the visitors were whitewashed by the Indian Team, and Muthusamy didn’t get a place again in the South African side.

His first international wicket was of the Indian Captain Virat Kohli in that series. He is of Indian-born origin. He was born in Tamil Nadu’s small district Nagapattinam.       

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