England currently have a number of South African born players. Jonathan Trott’s the latest and he seems to be under some suspicion at the minute, despite spending seven years qualifying to play for England.
Mike Norrish, writing on the Telegraph’s site, says:
“I guess the whole thing boils down to representation and whether or not we want England’s cricketers to represent ‘us’.”
Does Jonathan Trott represent you? Does he represent your country?
Over the years, we’ve met a number of people who were born in South Africa who are working and making new lives for themselves in the UK. Conversely, we’ve met very few people like Alastair Cook, for example.
Jonathan Trott represents our version of England pretty well.