India is regarded as a talent hotbed in cricket. India’s fans are among the world’s most fervent followers of the sport. They are regarded as the game’s most ardent supporters. Competition is heightened significantly in a country where cricket is so popular. Even at the most junior level in the country, the players are fiercely competitive. It is incredibly tough to break into even the state squad, let alone the national team, due to the severe competition.
We’ve seen a number of Indian-origin players represent various countries at the international level throughout the years. Because of school, work, or other reasons, the players or their families have relocated to other nations. Some examples are Nasser Hussain, KS Ranjitsinhji, Ish Sodhi, Monty Panesar, and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
1. Monty Panesar
The former England international cricketer is most remembered for his heroics during the 2012 England tour of India. He was a Sikh who was born in Luton, England, to Indian parents. His parents relocated to Luton with their family from Punjab. He picked 14 wickets in six Tests against the Australian squad in the ashes, with his best statistics being 5/92. In those six games, Panesar’s economy rate was 3.84.
2. Nasser Hussain
A major name on this list is Nasser Hussain, a British broadcaster and former English cricketer. He is regarded as one of the most illustrious commentators in the world, with a vast understanding of the sport. He was born in Madras (now Chennai) and moved to England as a kid with his family. During his Test career, Hussain appeared in 23 Test matches against the Australian cricket side, scoring 1,581 runs at an average of 38.56. Hussain had a strike rate of 42.58 against the Australians in Test cricket.
3. Lisa Sthalekar
Lisa Sthalekar was given the name Laila when she was born. On August 13, 1979, she was born in Pune, Maharashtra. Haren and Sue Sthalekar adopted her from Sreevatsa, a Pune-based orphanage. In backyard games, Lisa’s father introduced her to cricket. She went on to become the first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in one-day international cricket. She appeared in eight Test matches for Australia Women, seven of which were against England and one against India.
4. Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark, a former Australian fast bowler, was born in Chennai. Clark appeared in a total of seven Test cricket matches for Australia, seven of which were against England. In those games, Clark took 30 wickets at a 2.56 economy rate. His best performance was a 4/72.
5. Mark Ramprakash
Mark Ramprakash is recognized as a batsman who made a lot of promises but couldn’t deliver. He was born in Hertfordshire to Indian parents. Ramprakash earned his England debut at the age of 21 after rising through the domestic levels. This young man was destined for greatness since he had a calm demeanor and excellent technique. Ramprakash appeared in 52 Test matches for England, 12 of which were against the Australians. Ramprakash’s total against the Aussies was 933 runs, his greatest against any team.
6. Ravi Bopara
Ravi Bopara was another Indian-born cricketer who played for England. He was born into a Sikh household in Forest Gate, London. Against Australia, Bopara did not have much success. He appeared in four matches and batted seven times. Only 105 runs were scored by the all-rounder at an average of 15. He bowled 8.2 overs without picking up a wicket.
7. Robert Woolmer
Robert Woolmer, a Kanpur native, represented England at the international level. The all-rounder scored 663 runs and took three wickets in ten Test matches against the Australian cricket side.