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5 cricketers who played World Cup for two different teams

Here’s a look at five different cricketers who played World Cup for two different nations.

Dirk Nannes
Dirk Nannes: (Image Source: Twitter)

A World Cup is the biggest event for a player to participate in the game of Cricket. The first-ever ICC World Cup took place in the year 1975. Since then, the event has been taking place after every 4 years.

Australia is the most successful team, having managed to claim 5 World Cup titles. India and West Indies have managed to win the World Cup on two occasions. There is no denying that representing your nation in a World Cup is the biggest achievement for any player.

Some of the legendary players have represented their country in ICC World Cups more than once. But, there are also some players who have represented two different nations in the ICC World Cup. In this article, we take a look at five of those players:

  1. Kepler Wessels
Kepller Wessels
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One of the greatest players in the game, Kepler Wessels was born in South Africa but settled in Australia and also played for them in 24 Tests. He later came back to South Africa and represented the nation in Tests as well as ODIs. For the unversed, Kepler Wessels played for Australia in 1983 World Cup and led South Africa in the 1992 World Cup.

2. Ed Joyce

Ed Joice
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Ed Joyce started his career for Ireland in 2006 but surprised one and all after representing England in the 2007 World Cup. He was dropped down of the pecking order for selection in England, thereafter, which prompted him to move back to Ireand. Ed Joyce then represented Ireland in the 2011 World Cup and was also part of the team which defeat England in that World Cup.

3. Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan
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Eoin Morgan is hailed as one of the most successful captain in the history of England cricket. He led England to their first World Cup win in 2019 edition. He is the most capped English players and their highest run-scorer in ODIs as well. Morgan represented England in 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cups.

However, before that, he also represented his home country Ireland in 23 ODIs and also represented the nation in the 2007 World Cup.

4. Dirk Nannes

Dirk Nannes
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For the unversed, Dirk Nannes is the son of Dutch migrant parents who settled in Australia. However, he wasn’t allowed to play for Australia in the 2009 World Cup. He played for the Netherlands in the same edition.

Australia kept watching his performance on big stage and Nannes was eventually picked for Australia for the 2010 20-20 World Cup. He was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with 14 wickets to his name.

5. David Wiese

David Wiese
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David Wiese is a South African/Namibian cricketer. He made his international T20 debut for South Africa in 2016 in a match against Sri Lanka. He represented South Africa in the 2016 20-20 World Cup. Later, he became eligible to play for Namibia as his father was born in Namibia. He was part of the Namibia team in the 20-20 World Cup in 2021.

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