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7 Indian-origin players who are playing for different nations in ODI World Cup 2023

The ODI World Cup 2023 has treated cricket fans to a spectacle of impressive performances and thrilling matches. As it is after a hiatus of 13 years that the world event has marked its significant return to Indian soil, the Men in Blue are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for glory and have been putting on stellar displays, backed by the home advantage.

Beyond the Indian contingent, there are also noteworthy talents of Indian descent representing different nations in the ODI World Cup 2023. On that note, here are seven such Indian-origin players who are showcasing their skills and making their presence felt on the global stage in this tournament.

1) Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)

Rachin Ravindra
Rachin Ravindra (Image Source: Twitter)

Born in Wellington to parents of Indian New Zealander origin, Rachin Ravindra‘s father was a club-level cricketer in Bengaluru before relocating to New Zealand in 1997. It’s also worth noting that Rachin’s name is a fusion of two legendary Indian cricketers – Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. Rachin has set the ODI World Cup 2023 on fire with his impressive batting performances.

2) Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)

Keshav Maharaj
Keshav Maharaj (Image Source: Twitter)

South African spinner Keshav Maharaj was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, to parents Athmanand Maharaj and Kanchan Mala. Maharaj’s Indian roots run deep, with his great-grandfather originating from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, and migrating to Durban as an indentured labourer in 1874. Keshav recently guided South Africa to a thrilling victory over Pakistan in an intense match of the ODI World Cup 2023.

3) Ish Sodhi (New Zealand)

Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi (Image Source: Twitter)

A star all-rounder for New Zealand, Ish Sodhi is of Indian Punjabi descent. Born in Ludhiana, India, to a Sikh family, Sodhi’s grandparents hail from Lahore in pre-partition Pakistan. At the age of four, he moved to Papatoetoe, New Zealand, with his family. His contributions with both bat and ball have made him a valuable asset to the Kiwi team.

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4) Vikramjit Singh (Netherlands)

Vikramjit Singh
Vikramjit Singh (Image Source: Twitter)

Hailing from Cheema Khurd, Punjab, India, Vikramjit Singh was born into a Sikh family. His grandfather, Khushi Cheema, fled to the Netherlands following the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and established a successful transport company in Amstelveen.

5) Teja Nidamanuru (Netherlands)

Teja Nidamanuru
Teja Nidamanuru (Image Source: Twitter)

Teja Nidamanuru was born in Vijayawada, India, but represents the Netherlands cricket team. He has been a key player for the Dutch team in the ongoing World Cup, showcasing his cricketing talent and representing his heritage on the global stage. Teja has also played for Auckland in New Zealand domestic cricket.

6) Aryan Dutt (Netherlands)

Aryan Dutt
Aryan Dutt (Image Source: Twitter)

Aryan Dutt is an Indian Dutch cricketer who plays for the Netherlands national cricket team as a right-arm off-spin bowler. Born in The Hague and raised in Amsterdam, his father hails from Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. Aryan’s contribution to the Dutch side has not gone unnoticed, and he continues to make his mark on the world stage.

7) Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)

Tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi (Image Source: Twitter)

Tabraiz Shamsi was born in South Africa, but his ancestors have Indian origins. Shamsi is a vital part of the Proteas side and is known for his exceptional spin bowling.

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