The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just a few days away. The upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will big on May 30 and will be hosted by England and Wales. So far more than thousand of cricketers have represented their countries in the mega-event which was commenced in 1975. About 20 countries have participated in the World Cup so far. Amongst those players, there have been a few players who have represented two countries in different editions. Let’s have a look at the players who have represented two countries for different editions. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Ticket Prices, Dates, Venue Details & Timetable Available for Download Online.
It was the apartheid policy in South Africa that forced Kepler Wessels to play for Australia in 1983. However, in the an edition later of the World Cup 1987, Wessels was made the captain of South Africa along with the names like Hansie Cronje, Allan Donald, Jonty Rhodes and many others.
Remember the West Indian bowler who rattled Australia’s Dean Jones with a bounce at the Gabba during 1992 World Cup? The pacer played for West Indies but later was never chosen to play for the team. In 2007, he represented Canada for the World Cup which was held in West Indies.
Ireland born Ed Joyce or Edmund Christopher Joyce was chosen to represent England and even donned the jersey for the World Cup 2007. But four years later he returned to Ireland and went on to represent the team for the 2011 World Cup which was held in the Indian sub-continent.
Just like Eoin Morgan donned the colours of England and Ireland in two editions of the World Cup. In 2007, Eoin Morgan donned the Ireland jersey in 2007 World Cup which was held in West Indies. However, in 2011, 2015 he represented England. He had been appointed as the captain in the last edition of the World Cup and will continue his duties as a skipper for the upcoming edition too.
This edition of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will begin on May 30 with the match between England and South Africa. India will play their first game on June 5, 2019 against South Africa.