OnThisDay was born first player to play 100 tests. Colin Cowdrey.One of the few Indian born cricketer to play for other country.
Have you ever thought how would “Indian Origin XI” look like?
Indian Origin XI
The team comprises of Indian ancestry, descent or born in India and played for other countries.This XI has formidable batting lineup with the likes of Great Ranji,Amla,Chanderpaul. The fast bowling is on a weaker sides(in the end they are of Indian Origin) but with Muttiah Muralitharan in the squad everything is fine.This team could give any team a run for their money.Many prominent figures like Duleepsinhji ,Jardine,Jackman,Sonny Ramadhin,Ramnaresh Sarwan and Sunil Narinedue to illegal action) fail to make the cut.Nasser Hussain was the automatic choice for skipper .There are not many Indian descent wicketkeeper, Rohan Kanhai batting skill secured him place in the XI over Denesh Ramdin.Bob Woolmer ability to handle the pressure situation was enough to be elected as coach of the team.
Four players each from England Cricket team and Windies Cricket team.One each from Sri Lanka Cricket Team, Cricket South Africa and Australian Cricket Team.
Hashim Amla(Indian descent)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Indo-Caribbean)
Nasser Hussain British-Indian)
Colin Cowdrey(Born in Ootacamund, Madras Presidency, India)
Wicket Keeper: Rohan Kanhai(Indo-Guyanese)
Fast- Stuart Clark(Indian ancestry)
Ravi Rampaul(Indian descent)
Spin: Monty Panesar(Indian parents)
Muttiah Muralitharan( Indian Tamil descent)