A international debut in cricket holds great significance for a cricketer. Some players only get the opportunity to represent their country once, there are also some who have had the unique experience of representing two national teams on the global stage.
Ireland & England
Eoin Morgan began his international cricket career at the age of 19 while playing for Ireland.
He score 744 runs in 23 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Ireland, including being a part of their 2007 World Cup team that defeat Pakistan.
In 2009, Eoin Morgan switch to playing for England and was a member of their T20 World Cup-winning team in 2010.
While In 2014, Eoin Morgan was name as England’s white-ball captain following a poor performance by Alastair Cook .
In 2015, England’s early exit from the World Cup result in a low point for Morgan as captain.
But Eoin Morgan successfully rebuilt the ODI squad and led England to their first One Day World Cup victory in 2019.
Eoin Morgan retire from international cricket in 2020 due to inconsistent batting performances.
Singapore & Australia
Tim David, at 26 years old, is a highly skill T20 cricketer known for his aggressive playing style.
He has made a name for himself in T20 leagues around the world and his success in these leagues has propelled him to international cricket.
In July 2019, Tim David made his international debut for Singapore in a T20I match against Qatar.
Tim David played 14 T20I games for Singapore, scores 558 runs with an impressive strike rate of 158.52.
Tim David impressive numbers in T20Is and T20 leagues caught the attention of the Australian cricket team, and he was select for the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Although Tim David didn’t have a standout performance in the tournament.
Netherlands & Australia
Dirk Nannes was a well-known name in T20 internationals for his fearless bowling style.
In his T20I career, Dirk Nannes represent both the Netherlands and Australia, taking 28 wickets in 17 matches with an economy of 7.52.
Dirk Nannes made his international debut in the second T20 World Cup in 2009, playing for the Netherlands against England.
As Dirk Nannes didn’t take a wicket in his first match, he deliver an economical spell of 4-0-30-0, helping his team to restrict England to 162/5.
In August 2009, Dirk Nannes made his international debut for Australia in an ODI match against Scotland.
Dirk Nannes went on to become the highest wicket-taker for Australia in the 2010 T20 World Cup, with 14 wickets in seven matches and an economy of 7.03.
England & Ireland
Ed Joyce play a important role in the growth of the Ireland cricket team through his consistent batting.
He play an instrumental role in helping the Irish team qualify for the 2007 50-over World Cup.
Ed Joyce contribute 399 runs to the team in five matches of the ICC Trophy, with two centuries and two fifties.
Due to his impressive performances, Ireland finish as runners-up in the tournament and secure a spot in the 2007 50-over World Cup.
Ed Joyce began his international career with England, playing an ODI match against his native Ireland.
Ed Joyce extensive county experience help him earn a spot on the English cricket team, and he play in the 2007 World Cup for England, scoring 152 runs in five matches.
His match against Sri Lanka in the 2007 World Cup was his last appearance for England, as Ed Joyce was drop from the squad after the tournament.
In the 2011 World Cup, Ed Joyce play for Ireland once again and accumulated 176 runs in six matches.
Ed Joyce was also a part of the Irish team in the 2015 World Cup, scoring 246 runs in six games at a strike rate of 98.40.
He play a crucial role in Ireland’s famous victory against the West Indies in the 2015 World Cup, with his 84-run innings off 67 deliveries.
Hong Kong & New Zealand
Mark Chapman was recently awarded a central contract by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) due to his strong performances in white-ball cricket.
He made his debut for New Zealand in 2018 against England at the Bay Oval, replacing the injured Kane Williamson.
Mark Chapman play in the second ODI of the series.
Since Mark Chapman has appear in five ODIs for New Zealand, amassing 111 runs with a strike rate of 111.00.
In T20Is, Mark Chapman has participate in 22 matches, scoring 381 runs and hitting two half-centuries.
Mark Chapman, the 28-year-old represent Hong Kong in ODIs and T20Is from 2014 to 2016.
Mark Chapman had a remarkable performance in One Day Internationals for the associate team, accumulating 151 runs in two matches, including a century against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2015.
He also play 19 T20Is for Hong Kong and earn 392 runs at a strike rate of 112.96.