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ICC U19 Cricket 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 senior international cricket. Today we will look at those players.
(NOTE: Only those players are in this list who played U19 WC for one ICC member but senior international cricket for another ICC member. 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 etc. have been 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 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): A world-class leg-spinner in limited-overs 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 has continued with this side. He hasn’t announced his full international retirement yet.
Grant Elliott (1998): Grant Elliott had represented South Africa in the 1998 U19 CWC but represented New Zealand in the international cricket. The right-handed batsman made debut for New Zealand in the international cricket in 2008. He retired from the international cricket in 2017.
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. In 2017, he retired from the game due to an ankle injury.
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 between 2012-2019.
Jonathan Trott (2000): Jonathan Trott is another South African U19 cricketer who moved to England to play 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 the Netherlands in the international cricket from 2006 to 2018. He is a useful all-rounder in T20 cricket who also captained the Dutch team.
Colin de Grandhomme (2004): Colin de Grandhomme, the all-rounder played for Zimbabwe U19 in 2004, but he is playing for New Zealand in the senior international cricket 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 has played for the Netherlands in the international cricket from 2010 to 2016.
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-handed 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 represented UAE (United Arab Emirates) in the international cricket from 2014 to 2015.
Logan Van Beek (2010): Logan Van Beek played for New Zealand in the 2010 U19 WC while he represented the Netherlands in the international cricket from 2014 to 2016.