5 Cricketers who played U19 and international cricket for different teams

5 Cricketers who played U19 and international cricket for different teams

It is not a new template about players migrating from one land to another.

2. Colin de Grandhomme

Colin de Grandhomme
Colin de Grandhomme. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The all-rounder duties for the Kiwis are in safe hands of Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme. Both finishers carry brute power and are more than decent medium pace bowlers. CDG was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1986 and played the 2004 under-19 World Cup with the likes of Brandon Taylor and Sean Williams. He scored runs at an average of 23 in 4 innings before migrating to New Zealand.

His impressive performances in the domestic circuit paved way for his national call-up. Interestingly, CDG made his T20I debut against his home country in 2012. CDG’s strike rate of 107 in ODIs and 146 in T20Is along with his tight economy with the ball makes him an asset for the black caps.

The 33-year-old has now become an all-format player of New Zealand and was a pivotal part in their run to the finals of the 2019 World Cup.