The United States of America Cricket Team is on the rise. With the Major League Cricket happening, we can expect the quality to improve further in the next few years. Along with West Indies, the USA will also host the T20 World Cup in 2024. In recent years, we have noticed the trend of cricketers quitting the sport in their birth nation to ply trade in America. Some of the popular names who have done this include Corey Anderson and Unmukt Chand among others. The majority of the current USA cricketers are also based out of India. However, the opposite scenario has also happened. A few cricketers were born in the USA but represented other nations. Here, we take a look at the list of two players born in the USA but played International Cricket for other nations.
1) Jehan Mubarak – Sri Lanka
One of the high-profile cricketers who were born in the USA is Jehan Mubarak. The former Sri Lankan cricketer played 13 Tests, 40 ODIs and 16 T20Is for Sri Lanka. He was a good cricketer during his time and helped Sri Lanka win a few games.
Talking about his life, he was born in Washington DC before his family moved back to their home country of Sri Lanka. Although he initially started out as a swimmer, his talent was noticed in a cricket camp and that set his path to represent the nation. A terrific fielder, Mubarak was also known for his big-hitting skills. He recently made his debut as a commentator.
2) Ken Weekes – West Indies
Ken Weekes is one of the players born in the USA but played International Cricket for other nations. A left-handed batter, Weekes was also a fine wicket-keeper.
He happened to be the first USA-born cricketer to play Test cricket. He played a total of two Tests for West Indies against England in 1939.