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List of players who represented two countries in the T20 World Cup

By Akanksha - June 6, 2024 - Last updated on Jun 08, 2024 01:55 PM
List of players who represented two countries in the T20 World Cup

The start of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 marks the beginning of what looks to be the biggest T20 World Cup ever. For every cricket player, representing their nation at the top level is a significant accomplishment. Since only a small percentage of players receive this opportunity in their careers, it is a dream come true for anybody who takes up this sport. However, it's fascinating to note that a small number of cricket players have represented two separate nations in international competition.

A player can look for greater prospects abroad and play international cricket for a different nation because there is fierce rivalry for spots on the national team of a select few nations.

Two nations have been represented by 16 players in ODIs and 17 in tests. Additionally, five of the 19 players who have represented two nations in Twenty20 Internationals have also competed for two teams in the ICC T20 World Cup.

List of players who represented two countries in the T20 World Cup

The list of cricket players who represented two different countries in the ICC T20 World Cup will be discussed in this article.

Player Countries Represented
Roelof Van der Merwe South Africa & Netherlands
Dirk Nannes Australia & Netherlands
Mark Chapman Hong Kong & New Zealand
David Wiese South Africa & Namibia
Corey Anderson New Zealand & USA

1. Roelof Van der Merwe

Roelof Van der Merwe

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The sixth player to play Twenty20 Internationals for two separate nations was veteran spinner Roelof Van der Merwe. He played till 2010 for his natal nation, South Africa, where he made his debut in the 2009 T20 World Cup.

He became a member of the Netherlands in 2015 and participated in the 2022 T20 World Cup as a Dutch player. Due to his County Cricket obligations, he is not yet included in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 roster.

2. Dirk Nannes

Dirk Nannes

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Melbourne-born former pacer Dirk Nannes is also included on this list. He played two matches for the Netherlands in the 2009 T20 World Cup and made his T20I debut in 2008. Nannes qualified to play for the Netherlands since his parents were immigrants from the Netherlands.

He would, however, return to Australia later that year and represent his natal nation in the 2010 T20 World Cup. He participated in just one T20I in 2010.

3. Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman

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Mark Chapman, a Hong Kong native, presently plays a regular role for New Zealand in white-ball cricket. The southpaw participated in the 2014 T20 World Cup and made his debut for Hong Kong on the international front in 2014. In the 2016 T20 World Cup, he led Hong Kong as deputy captain.

He later relocated to New Zealand. He represented the Black Caps in the T20 World Cup in 2021 and will be in their team for the ICC T20 World Cup in 2024. In T20Is, Chapman is the only batsman to score two half-centuries for two separate nations.

4. David Wiese

David Wiese

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Another cricket player who has performed well for two separate nations is David Wiese. He played for South Africa from 2013 till 2016, when he made his T20I debut in the 2016 T20 World Cup. He then joined Namibia in 2021 and competed for them in the tournament's 2021 and 2022 editions. He will compete for Namibia in the USA and the West Indies in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2024.

5. Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson

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The most recent player to add their name to this list is Corey Anderson. The all-around player represented New Zealand between 2012 and 2018. He represented the Black Caps in both the 2015 ODI World Cup and the 2014 T20 World Cup. However, he joined the US in 2024 and is a member of their team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

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