Best Indian origin XI who played for other countries

Best Indian origin XI who played for other countries

We have seen some amazing Indian-origin cricketers do wonders in international cricket.

Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

India is a country with a population of 1.3 billion. It means that every 8th guy in the entire world is an Indian. This is the reason why Indians are found in every continent.

Indians haven’t stood back in representing other countries in cricket either. There has been a history of some amazing foreign cricketers of Indian origin. Too bad they didn’t represent their own country?

We have seen some amazing Indian-origin cricketers do wonders in international cricket.

In the article, let’s form the best India Origin XI:

1. Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

When you look at Hashim Amla, you instantly get that he’s somewhere from the subcontinent. Of course, he’s an Indian-origin cricketer. His father belonged to Suraj, Gujarat before settling in Durban where Hashim was born and raised.

He debuted at the age of 21, that too against the Indian team at Eden Gardens. He became a regular part of the team in 2006 and ever since, he scored runs almost everywhere. In fact, he would always be breaking records in terms of being the fastest to reach certain milestones like 3K, 4K, 5K runs in ODI cricket.

During the last few years of his career, his form kind of died down completely. He still managed to score 9K+ runs in Test cricket and 8K+ runs in ODIs. Had he continued his amazing form in the late 2010s, it wasn’t impossible for him to be on the list of all-time greats.