Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The rise behind India’s cricket is due to its domestic structure. Tournaments like Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy have given many new stars to the Indian cricket team. However, not every Indian domestic star has represented India. Some have even played international cricket for other countries.

Let’s have a look at five players who played in Indian domestic cricket tournaments, but became a part of other country’s team.

Krishna Chandran

Fast bowling all-rounder Krishna Chandran hails from Kerala. He played a few List A matches for his home state before moving to United Arab Emirates. Chandran became the first Keralite to don the UAE jersey in international cricket. He played 12 ODIs for UAE so far, where he has amassed 134 runs and picked up seven wickets. He played his last ODI against Scotland in 2016.

Swapnil Patil

Thane’s Swapnil Patil played for UAE. The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman made his U-19 and U-22 debut for Mumbai. However, he then shifted to United Arab Emirates and started playing cricket there. Swapnil made his ODI debut against Scotland in 2014. He played in 13 ODIs and 18 T20Is, scoring over 400 international runs.

Jeet Raval

Gujarat-based batsman Jeet Raval represented Gujarat in U-15 and U-17 level. However, he moved to New Zealand and then excelled in New Zealand cricket. He has represented the Blackcaps in 24 Tests and aggregated 1143 runs.

Munis Ansari

The Madhya Pradesh based pacer had a sling-action just like Sri Lanka’s veteran pace bowler Lasith Malinga. He moved to Oman and became a member of their cricket team. Ansari played 11 T20Is for the Middle East nation, picking up eight wickets.

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Shakti Gauchan

The all-rounder was a part of Mumbai’s teams in domestic cricket. However, the spin bowling all-rounder did not achieve much success there and he returned to his home country Nepal. He played a lone ODI and nine T20Is for Nepal. He has managed to score 22 international runs and pick up eight wickets.