5 Cricketers Who First Played For 1 Country And Then Played Against Same Nation

Cricketers have made a name for themselves with their top-quality performances across the world. Cricket is one of the most-followed sports, and more and more nations are taking the sport seriously now. There are 12 Test-playing nations now, while countries across the world have played in the T20I format.

There have been instances of a player changing nationality and playing for two different nations at the international level. At times, there have been occasions when a player first played for one country and then ended up being in another nation’s squad for the series against his previous team.

In this listicle today, we will look at five such cricketers.


1. One of the World Cup-winning cricketers: Eoin Morgan – Played for and against England and Ireland

Eoin Morgan started his career as a member of the Ireland team. At that time, he played one ODI against England and scored two runs. Later, he shifted to England and played eight ODIs against Ireland, scoring 411 runs at a strike rate of 105.12.

2. One of the retired cricketers: Ed Joyce – Played for and against England and Ireland

Another cricketer to achieve this unique feat is Ed Joyce. He made his debut for England against Ireland and scored 11 runs in two matches. He then donned the Irish jersey and scored 105 runs in six matches against England.

3. Michael Rippon – Played for and against the Netherlands and New Zealand

Earlier this year, Michael Rippon played in an ODI series for the Netherlands against New Zealand. Now, later this year, he will be for New Zealand in a T20I series against the Netherlands.


4. One of the retired cricketers: Luke Ronchi – Played for and against Australia

Luke Ronchi started his international career as a part of the Australian team. He later moved to the New Zealand team and played seven ODIs against Australia, scoring 125 runs at a strike rate of 100.81.

5. Roelof van der Merwe – Played for and against South Africa

Roelof van der Merwe made his ODI debut for South Africa in 2009. He switched to the Netherlands in 2019 and played an ODI against South Africa in 2021, where he took one wicket.



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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