Cricket has become one of the most-followed sports in the world. This sport is now played internationally in more than 100 nations. With the popularity of the T20 format and the growth of T10 form, this sport has become increasingly popular in the recent years.
There are many new nations that have adapted to this sport and slowly making progress in the sport now. The nations which do not have enough home-grown talent have been reliant on some of the top countries where there is an abundance of talent.
Interestingly, the following four cricketing teams do not have a homegrown captain. They play under the captaincy of someone who was not even born in their nation.
1. Ben Stokes is captain of England in Test cricket
Ben Stokes was born in New Zealand, but the all-rounder’s family moved to the United Kingdom. Stokes now plays for the England team. Last year, he became the captain of England’s Test team. So far, he has been quite impressive as the Test captain.
2. Scott Edwards will captain Netherlands in ODI cricket
Netherlands is one of the 10 teams that will participate in the ICC ODI World Cup later this year in India. The Men in Orange will be the only associate nation in the competition. They will play under the captaincy of Scott Edwards, who was born in Tonga.
3. Monank Patel
Monank Patel was born in India. He played domestic cricket in Gujarat at the age-group level, but now he has settled in the United States. Patel recently captained USA team as well in ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023.
4. Muhammad Waseem
Born in Pakistan, Muhammad Waseem recently became the T20I captain of the UAE team. Waseem became UAE’s ODI captain earlier this year and led the team in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023 as well.