5 Indian origin players who have captained other countries

5 Indian origin players who have captained other countries

These players did well exceptionally well for their respective countries.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

In a cricket crazy nation like India having a population of around 1.37 billion, it is very difficult to enter into the national side. Hence, many highly talented players have to look for options in other countries to play the sport at the highest level. India historically has produced world-class cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and many more.

Over the years, a number of players from Indian origin have gone on to play for other countries like England, South Africa, West Indies etc. In fact, some of them have led the other countries and tasted a considerable amount of success while some of them were not as successful as captains.

The likes of Gurinder Sandhu (Australia), Ish Sodhi (New Zealand), and Monty Panesar (England) have already made their names in the international circuit as players while there have been other players of Indian origin who have become successful leaders playing for countries other than India.

Here’s a list of 5 Indian origin cricketers who captained other countries:

1. Nasser Hussain (England)

England v West Indies - 1st Royal London One Day International
Nasser Hussain. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Chennai born cricketer had a decent International career as a batsman playing for England. Nasser Hussain fought very hard to establish his career in the English cricket team but made good use of the opportunity that came towards him. He started his career way back in 1989 when he made his limited-overs debut against Pakistan.

He is one of the most successful captains for England leading the team in 45 Tests and 56 ODIs. The team won 17 Tests and 28 ODI’s when Hussain was at the helm. As a batsman, he has scored 5764 runs in Tests and 2332 runs in One Day Internationals for England. He will always be remembered for being the architect behind getting the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar stumped down the leg side of the bowling of Ashley Giles in a Test match at Ahmedabad in 2001.