For some cricketers, cricket isn’t just a game; it’s an emotion. The emotions transform into a strong passion to play for their country.
The gentleman’s game has seen some passionate brother duos dazzle the field with their stellar performances. In this article, we’ll look at 6 famous brother duos who have played international cricket.
Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh | Australia
The Waugh brothers are one of the renowned twin brothers to have played the game at the international level. Steve and Mark Waugh left their mark with their all-round capabilities for Australia.
The senior sibling, Steve, also led the team to the ODI World Cup victory in 1999 and had a successful career with the bat (18496 runs) as well as the ball (287 wickets). The junior Mark’s career was shadowed by his brother, though he had a commendable outing, scoring 16529 runs and scalping 144 wickets.
Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh | Australia
The next up on the list is the duo of Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh. The Marsh brothers followed in the footsteps of their father, Geoff Marsh, to represent Australia on the international stage.
Both brothers have had a decent career while donning the baggy green and were also part of Australia’s ODI World Cup winning squads. The Marsh brothers are especially known for their destructive batting in limited-overs cricket.
Andy Flower and Grant Flower | Zimbabwe
The Flower brothers are two of the best cricketers to have played for Zimbabwe. Andy Flower captained Zimbabwe while playing as a top-order batter. He amassed 11580 international runs while representing his team.
Grant Flower, on the other hand, was an all-rounder who found success with both the bat and ball. He scored 10028 runs and 129 wickets for Zimbabwe in Tests and ODIs combined.
Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan | India
The Pathan brothers played for India, though the older brother, Yusuf, had an underwhelming outing. Irfan Pathan, however, had a good career that was laced with injuries.
Yusuf may not have had great success while playing for India, but he made his mark in the T20s with some notable performances. Irfan Pathan was a handy bowling all-rounder bagging 301 wickets and scoring 2821 runs across formats.
Albie Morkel and Morne Morkel | South Africa
The story of the Morkel brothers is also similar to that of the Pathan brothers. However, Morne Morkel was a successful fast bowler and was a part of the potent South African pace attack. He grabbed 544 wickets across formats, with his bowling excellence helping him pick up over 300 wickets in the Test format.
Albie Morkel got enough chances in the limited-overs side but had an under-par career for the Proteas. But he had a prolific career in domestic tournaments coupled with T20 leagues.
Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya | India
Another sibling duo that represented the Indian team in international cricket. However, Krunal Pandya’s outing for India didn’t take off; his brother Hardik starred with the bat and ball.
Krunal, the left-arm spin bowling all-rounder, has a decent career in domestic cricket, along with some noteworthy performances in the IPL. Hardik’s career has been marred with injuries, though he has made the most of his outings for the Men in Blue.
Apart from that, Hardik has also displayed his leadership abilities by captaining India in limited overs and helping the Gujarat Titans win the IPL in their debut season in 2022.