3 Players Who Left Another Nation And Joined New Zealand Cricket Team Recently

The New Zealand cricket team is becoming one of the strongest teams in the cricket world gradually. Initially, the Blackcaps would falter at the ICC events, but now, they are the reigning ICC World Test Champions. They made it to the final of the previous ICC World Cup and ICC T20 World Cup as well.

There is a tough competition to get into the New Zealand cricket team these days. Their domestic cricket is getting better and better, while their players are getting more exposure to conditions in other countries because of the T20 leagues.

In fact, players from other nations turned their back on their team and decided to switch to the New Zealand cricket team in recent years. Here’s a list of three such players:


1. Devon Conway left South Africa and joined the New Zealand cricket team

Despite toiling in domestic cricket for many seasons, Devon Conway could not play international cricket for South Africa. He decided to sell everything he had, gather the money, and travel to New Zealand for better opportunities.

After impressing the selectors with his performance in domestic cricket, Conway earned a callup to the Kiwi squad. He is one of the top batters in the world right now.

2. Michael Rippon left the Netherlands and joined the New Zealand cricket team

Michael Rippon was born in South Africa, but he played international cricket for the Netherlands. He played against the Blackcaps earlier this year.


But, now he has switched to New Zealand and is all set to play against the Netherlands in August 2022.

3. Luke Georgeson

Luke Georgeson played U-19 cricket for New Zealand, but then he signed a two-year deal with Cricket Ireland. He would have played for Ireland in the near future had he not withdrawn from the agreement.

Georgeson is playing domestic cricket in Ireland, but he has made it clear that he wants to play for the Kiwis at the senior level.



Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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