Cricket is one of the widely played sports in the world, and many kids aspire to play for their country. And every international cricketer dream to represent their country in the Cricket World Cup. However, how many of you know about these players who have played for not one, but two nations at the Cricket World Cup.
England: 2011, 2015 and 2019
Eoin Morgan has represented Ireland in the 2007 Cricket World Cup and later represented England in 2011, 2015 and 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Morgan made his One Day International debut for Ireland on 5 August 2006 against Scotland. All together Morgan has played 23 ODIs for Ireland, scoring 744 runs at an average of 35.42.
Eoin Morgan played for Ireland in the 2007 Cricket World and scored just 91 runs from nine innings.
Morgan made his One Day International debut for England on 24 May 2009 against West Indies. Eoin Morgan played his first World Cup for England in 2011, and lead the team in 2015 and 2019 World Cup.
Ireland: 2011 and 2015
Ed Joyce is a former Irish cricketer who played for both the Ireland and England. Ed Joyce represented England in 2007 World Cup. In 2010 Ed Joyce was dropped of the England team, and then he decided to represent Ireland.
As usually according to ICC rules it takes four years to qualify to play for a country which means Ed Joyce would mill the 2011 World Cup, but Joyce got special dispensation from the ICC to play for Ireland in the 2011 World Cup. Later he also played in 2015 World Cup for Ireland and retired in 2018.
West Indies: 1992
Canada – 2007
Anderson Cummins made his ODI debut for West Indies on 20 December 1991 against Pakistan and later went on to play the 1992 World Cup for West Indies. Anderson stopped playing international cricket in 1996 but then at the age of 40 in 2007 he was selected for Canada Cricket team for an ODI tri-series against Kenya and Scotland as he was living in Canada for a long time and playing domestic cricket. He was later included in the Canadian squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup and played the match against Kenya to become the second man in history to play World Cup cricket for two different country.
South Africa: 1992
Kepler Wessels is the only player to have played both test cricket and limited overs cricket for two different international teams. Kepler Wessels played for Australia in 1983 World Cup and later lead the South African Cricket Teams in 1992 World Cup to become the first player in history to play World Cup for two different country.