ICC U19 world cup is the biggest platform for the young cricketers to show their talent. Till the date, the tournament has been successful in bringing up talents.
Some of those cricketers had played for one nation in the U19 WC but later represented another nation in the international cricket. Today we will look at those players.
(NOTE: Only those players are on this list who played U19 WC and International cricket for two different nations. The players, who represented their U19WC nation in the International cricket too and also represented another nation, are omitted from this list. Example: Eoin Morgan, Ed Joyce are omitted from these squad)
Andy Caddick (1988): Andy Caddick was the first ever cricketer who played for one nation in the youth world cup and represented another nation in the international cricket. The right-arm pacer played for his birth country New Zealand in the Youth World Cup at the age of 19. But he represented England at the international level from 1993 to 2003.
Imran Tahir (1998): Presently a world-class leg-spinner in ODI cricket Imran Tahir played for Pakistan in U19 CWC in 1998 while his international career fully belongs to South Africa. He made debut for South Africa in 2011 and currently is playing.
Grant Elliott (1998): Grant Elliott had represented South Africa in the 1998 U19 CWC but represents New Zealand in the international cricket. The right-handed batsman made debut for New Zealand in the international cricket in 2008.
Michael Lumb (1998): Michael Lumb is another player on this list. The left-handed top order batsman played U19 WC for South Africa but represented England in the international career. He made debut for England in 2010 while he played U19 WC for South Africa in 1998.
Tim Murtagh (2000): Tim Murtagh, the right-arm medium fast bowler played for England in 2000 U19 WC but represented Ireland in the international cricket since 2012.
Jonathan Trott (2000): Jonathan Trott is another South African U19 cricketer who moved to England to play the international cricket. The right-hand batsman played U19 world cup in 2000 while he represented England between 2007 and 2015.
Peter Borren (2002): Peter Borren represented New Zealand in the U19 WC in 2002 but played for Netherlands in the international cricket from 2006. He is a useful all-rounder in T20 cricket and captains the team .
Colin de Grandhomme (2004): Colin de Grandhomme, the all-rounder played for Zimbabwe U19 in 2004 but played for New Zealand since 2012.
Tom Cooper (2006): Tom Cooper played for Australia and Netherlands in the U19 WC and international cricket respectively. The right-handed batsman played for Australia in 2006 youth WC while he played for Netherlands in the international cricket since 2010.
Craig Kieswetter (2006): Craig Kieswetter had represented South Africa in 2006 U19 CWC while he represented England in the international cricket. The wicketkeeper-batsman made debut for England in the international cricket in the year of 2010. A great cricketing career was ended by an unfortunate eye injury during wicket-keeping in a domestic match.
Gary Ballance (2006): The left-hander batsman, Gary Ballance played for Zimbabwe in the U19 WC but represents England in the international cricket. Ballance played U19 WC in 2006 while he started his international career from 2013 in England kits.
Andri Berenger (2010): The 24-years old right-hand batsman Andri Berenger played for Sri Lanka in the 2010 U19 WC and represents UAE (United Arab Emirates) in the international cricket from 2014.