5 players who have scored a half-century for 2 countries since 2000

Mark Chapman

The game of cricket has evolved a lot over the last few years. Now, more and more nations are taking up the sport and the world has seen some good players from the regions where cricket was not so popular. Earlier this year, the cricket universe saw Tim David become the first player from Singapore to play in the IPL.


Later, Papua New Guinea and Namibia made their T20 World Cup debut. The USA have been working on their cricket team as well. Several players have changed their countries in recent years. Speaking of the players who changed their countries, there have been five players in the last 21 years who have registered an international half-ton for two different nations. Here are the five names.

1. Xavier Marshall, West Indies and USA

Xavier Marshall has recorded a half-century in ODIs for both West Indies and USA. The veteran batter scored 157 runs for the Windies in a match against Canada back in 2008. 11 years later, he played a knock of 50 runs for the USA against Scotland.


2. Ed Joyce, England and Ireland

Former England batter Ed Joyce scored his first ODI fifty against New Zealand in 2007. Four years later, he switched to Ireland and scored 88 runs in a match against the Canadian side.

3. Eoin Morgan, Ireland and England

Current England captain Eoin Morgan made his ODI debut for Ireland in 2006 and scored 99 runs in his first ODI innings. Morgan played his last ODI for Ireland in April 2009. He made his ODI debut for England in May 2009 and scored a 41-ball 58 against Australia a few months later.

4. Luke Ronchi, Australia and New Zealand

Luke Ronchi is the only player to have scored a fifty for both Australia and New Zealand in men’s international cricket. He scored a 28-ball 64 against the West Indies in 2008, while donning the yellow jersey. He switched to the New Zealand team in 2013 and scored his first ODI fifty for them against South Africa in 2014.


5. Mark Chapman, Hong Kong and New Zealand

The latest name to feature on this list is Mark Chapman. Unlike the other names on this list, Chapman has scored a T20I fifty for two different countries. He scored a fifty for Hong Kong in November 2016 and one for the Blackcaps recently against India.

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