Desi dudes desi no more
Ancestral land may or may not matter for some of them. Cricketing prowess however, definitely does for most of these first, second and third generation cricketers from outside the sub-continent.
Harvir Baidwan was born in Chandigarh. Yet, he made his international debut for Canada against Bermuda. In this World Cup, the all-rounder has taken double the combined tally of the two mainstream Indian spinners in equal number of matches.
Born in Pakistan, Mudassar Bukhari is a promising all-rounder for the Netherlands with an 85 as his highest ODI score. The 27-year-old boasts of the wickets of Andrew Strauss and Keiron Pollard in this tournament.
A few good seasons in Pakistan's domestic circuit could not stop Khurram Chohan from emigrating to Canada. In this World Cup, the Lahore-born cricketer had a good outing against Zimbabwe in which he took two crucial wickets.
He has been there, done that. Imran Tahir played for Lahore Blues and Pakistan A before jumping the county-wagon for Middlesex. On the spin-friendly tracks of the sub-continent, he has raced away to become one of the highest wicket-takers.
So, he was born in England after his father migrated here in 1967. But Ravi Bopara's Indian roots are deep. Nicknamed 'Puppy,' the 25-year-old struck a fluid half-century against South Africa in their Pool B match.
Tanmay Srivastava was born in Mumbai, shifted base to Kenya, returned to India for education and is playing for Kenya again in this World Cup. With just a single half-century against Canada, he has become the third highest scorer for a side that has otherwise had a miserable tournament.