Is any country even close to England in this respect??
It amazes me how many overseas born internationals have represented England over the years. Not sure what the explanation is...Ironically they have often been some of their better international players..
Most over the years seem to be S.Africans which is explained by the Apartheid in the 70s and 80s...
Obvious ones that spring to mind are.......
G Jones (PNG)
Robin Smith (S.A)
Both Hollioakes (aust)
Allan Lamb (s.a)
Tony Greig (S.A)
Have I missed any??
I sure I have.....Has anyone got an explaination for this incredible phenomenon?
The only reasons I can think of are...
1) The S.A Apartheid 1970s-80s - which saw lots a good african cricketers wanting to play international cricket.
2) County cricket - which generally has more international players than anywhere else.
Is it just me or is it an incredibly high number??
NZ has a few Aussie born players I can think of
Any others for England or other countries??