25 Amazing Australian Cricketers Born Overseas | List As Per The Countries They Were Born In

Top Australian Cricketers But Not Born in Australia

The Dual Nationalities Conundrum for Cricketers in the Australian Parliament

If you are a person with dual nationalities, it will be a struggle to pick one side over the other. Have you ever felt that you were always frowned upon by both of your nationalities? Have you ever felt like you did not belong to either of your roots? Have you ever tried to include yourselves with the people whom you share the same origin with but they still did not want you, and instead, pushed you away to your other nationality? You will feel like a total ping pong ball because the people around you try to pass you around, or you are just stuck in the middle, with no biases, and few companions who can understand you.

Another struggle of having dual nationalities is that your loyalty will always be questionable one way or another in either of the nationalities you have and this conundrum is also an issue in Australia. Dual nationalities in the field of sports are very controversial in the Australian Parliament back in time but in the present, Australia allows its athletes to play in both Australia and the country where the cricketers are from or born. They shifted their perspectives about the notion of dual citizenship in their athletes as an advantage for them because their athletes would be able to train with other athletes of different backgrounds and techniques that Australia has not developed. So basically, they took a more schematic approach to the whole idea of having an athlete with not just one citizen and would, later on, be utilized for the improvement in their training, techniques, and strategical thinking to ensure an incredible performance of the individual athletes, the team, in both training hours and different kinds of cricket matches. This scheme is like a way to get to know the moves and systems of future opponents in the fields. Keep your friends, but your enemies closer, fellas!

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Lists of Australian Cricketers Born Overseas

This segment shows the lists of cricketers who play for Australia and their country of origin. This will also state every athlete’s batting style, batting role, and playing a role. (Although in some athletes, it was not completely stated due to only a few descriptions from the sources that were provided at the bottom of this article.)

1. England: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in England

a. Charles Bannerman (July 3, 1851, Woolwich, Kent, England-August 20, 1930, Surrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales)

  • Batting style: right-handed batsman

b. John Robart Hodges (August 11, 1855, Knightsbridge, London, England-June 17, 1933, Unknown)

  • Batting style: left-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: fast-medium, round-arm, bowler

c. Thomas Kingston Kendall (August 24, 1851, Bedford, England-August 17, 1924, Hobart, Tasmania)

Batting style: left-handed batsman

d. William Evans Midwinter (June 19, 1851, Lower Meend, St Briavels, Gloucestershire, England-December 3, 1890, Yarra Bend, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria)

  • Batting style: sound batsman, right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: medium-pacer

e. Percy “Greatheart” Stanislaus McDonnell (November 13, 1860, Kennington, London, England-September 24, 1896, South Brisbane, Queensland)

  • Batting style: right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: (not mentioned)

f. William Henry Cooper (September 11, 1849, Maidstone, Kent, England-April 5, 1939, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria)

  • Batting style: right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Legbreak googly

g. Henry Musgrove (November 27, 1858, Surbiton, Surrey, England-November 2, 1931, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales)

  • Batting style: right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: (not mentioned)

h. Hanson Sammy Carter (March 15, 1878, Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England-June 8, 1948, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Fielding position: wicketkeeper

i. Tony Dell (August 6, 1947, Lymington, Hampshire, England)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Left-arm fast-medium

j. Andrew Symonds (June 9, 1975, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Right-arm medium, right-arm off-break
  • Playing Role: All-rounder

k. Matt Renshaw (March 28, 1996, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire)

  • Batting style: Left-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Right-arm off-break
  • Playing Role: Batter

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2. New Zealand: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in New Zealand

a. Thomas Underwood Groupe (September 2, 1857, New     Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand- August 5, 1927, Glenferrie, Melbourne, Victoria)

  • Batting style: right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: right-arm medium

b. Clarrie Grimmett (December 25, 1891, Caversham, Dunedin, Otago, new Zealand-May 2, 1980, Kensington Park, Adelaide, South Australia)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Legbreak googly

c. Brendon Julian (August 10, 1970, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Left-arm fast-medium
  • Playing role: All-rounder

3. India: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in India

a. Bransby Cooper (March 15, 1844, Dacca, India-August 7, 1914, Geelong, Victoria)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Fielding position: Wicketkeeper

b. Reginald “Rex” Hugh Durning Sellers (August 20, 1940, Bulsar (now Valsad), Gujarat, India)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Legbreak googly

4. Ireland: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in Ireland

a. Thomas Patrick Horan (March 8, 1854, Midleton, Co Cork, Ireland-April 16, 1916, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman

b. Thomas Joseph Dart Kelly (May 3, 1844, Co Waterford, Ireland-July 20, 1893, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Right-arm bowler

5. Malaysia: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in Malaysia

a. Stephen “Socks” Norman John O’Keefe (December 9, 1984, Malaysia)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox
  • Playing role: All-rounder

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6. Scotland: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in Scotland

          a. Archibald Alexander Jackson (September 5, 1909, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland-February 16, 1933, Clayfields, Brisbane, Queensland)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

7. South Africa: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in South Africa

               a. Kepler Christoffel Wessels (September 14, 1957, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State)

  • Battling style: Left-handed batsman

8. Pakistan: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in Pakistan

              a. Usman Tariq Khawaja (December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan)

  • Batting style: Left-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Right-arm medium
  • Playing role: Top-order batter

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9. Portugal: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in Portugal

        a. Moises “Moey” Constantino Henriques (February 1, 1987, Funchal, Portugal)

  • Battling style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium
  • Playing role: All-rounder

10. Sri Lanka: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in Sri Lanka

              a. Dav Whatmore (March 16, 1954, Colombo, Ceylon)

  • Batting style: Right-handed bat

11. Zimbabwe: This shows you the list of cricketers who played for Australia but were born in Zimbabwe

              a. Hilton Cartwright (February 14, 1992, Harare, Zimbabwe)

  • Batting style: Right-handed batsman
  • Bowling style: Right-arm medium
  • Playing role: All-rounder

Conclusion

In conclusion, discrimination is very prevalent and it must be stopped. You should not resent a person just because they are only trying to belong. Accept them wholeheartedly and be open to diversity and change. Diversity and change are the two things that make the world, beliefs, ideas, perspectives, and people progress and the athletes that were mentioned above are the embodiment of influence. They influenced people into thinking that every person deserves to belong no matter how they can feel torn. Everyone deserves to be welcomed.

Fun Fact

Who is Australia most famous cricketer?

Sir Donald Bradman, an automatic selection, is widely regarded as the best player the game has ever produced. Don’s batting average of 99.94 is perhaps the most famous statistic in all sports, the most famous achievement in Australian sporting history.

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