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5 players who represented two countries in Test cricket

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Every young cricketer’s dream is to represent the country in international cricket. Needless to say, not all of the players get chances to play for the team owing to the stiff competition.

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The deserving candidates make it to the starting XI, leaving the others on the bench. However, some players didn’t think twice when it comes to shifting their base from one country to the other to play the sport.

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In fact, they have no other option than to shift to the other country to play the sport on a regular basis. Now, in this article, we will now take a look at the five players who represented two countries in Test cricket.

1. Billy Midwinter

Billy Midwinter was one of the cricketers who played for two nations in Test cricket. He represented Australia (1877 to 1887) and England (1881 to 1882). Billy scored 174 runs and took 14 wickets in 8 games for Australia. On the other hand, he scored 95 runs and took 10 wickets in 4 games for England.

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2. Billy Murdoch

Billy Murdoch represented Australia (1877 to 1890) and England (1892) in Test cricket. He scored 896 runs including 2 centuries and 1 double century for Australia. On the other hand, he scored 12 runs for England.

3. John James Ferris

John James Ferris represented Australia and England during the playing days of his career. He took 48 wickets and scored 98 runs for Australia (1887 to 1890). On the other hand, he took 13 wickets and scored 16 runs for England (1892).

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4. Sammy Woods

Sammy Woods was one of the cricketers who played for two nations in Test cricket. He represented Australia (1888) wherein he took 5 wickets to his name. Sammy also played 3 games for England (1896) and took five wickets.

5. John Thomas Hearne

John Hearne played for two countries in the longest format of the game. He represented England (1889) and South Africa (1892 to 1896). John played 2 matches for England wherein he scored 47 runs to his name. On the other hand, he scored 121 runs and took 2 wickets for South Africa.

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