Associate nation teams are improving every day. They have some really talented players. Some of these players have also played for full-member nations.
In the last ten years, Associate cricket teams have dominated and utterly stunned Full-Time Member Nations. The Associate teams have not only captivated the hearts of many people, but they have also produced some of the most composed cricketers under pressure.
- Dirk Nannes
For a few years, Dirk Nannes competed at the club level before breaking into Australian domestic cricket. He eventually joined the Netherlands team nonetheless, after being passed over by the selectors. During the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, Nannes made his T20I debut for the Netherlands, however he only appeared in one more game for them. However, he switched teams as soon as he was selected for Australia’s limited-overs squad.
- Ed Joyce
Joyce, who made his international debut for Ireland against Scotland in 1997 at the age of 18, was the driving force behind the Irish team, participating in 50 ODIs between 2001 and 2005. But Joyce had always wanted to play for a country with all its members. He played his first One-Day international match for England in Belfast against his native nation after earning his English residency criteria. After a 17-ODI and 2-T20 International stint for England, Joyce declared his retirement to focus on Irish cricket.
- Eoin Morgan
In addition to being a member of the Irish team’s 2007 ICC World Cup roster, Eoin Morgan participated in 23 ODI games for them between 2006 and 2009. The southpaw relocated to England in 2009 in an effort to expand his cricketing horizons. For England, Morgan had great success as he guided them to World Cup victory.
- Mark Chapman
Mark Chapman was born in Hong Kong to a mother from mainland China and a father from New Zealand. Before making his debut for his country against the United Arab Emirates, he participated in the 2010 U19 World Cup as a 15-year-old for his birthplace, Hong Kong. Later, after scoring heavily—300+ runs in Super Smash—he went on to develop into a reliable performer for Auckland in the local circuit and received his first call-up from New Zealand.
- Gavin Hamilton
In a three-day match against the Irish at Eglinton in the summer of 1993, the Scottish all-rounder earned his debut for his country at the age of 18. His 217 runs at an average of 54.25 in the 1999 World Cup were impressive enough to get the English Cricket Board’s notice. Hamilton was quickly incorporated into the English setup after playing his final international match for Scotland against the Kiwis at the World Cup.