Playing for the country is every sportsmen dream but not everyone succeeds in achieving that. There are many such instances when siblings who have the same passion, love , dedication for the same sport get the chance of playing together for the nation. Here is a list of Top 10 brothers in cricket.
List Of Top 10 Brothers In Cricket
10. Mccullum brothers(Brendon and Nathan)
Bredon is hard hitter batsman and an aggressive captain and Nathan is an off-break bowler and lower-order batsman.
The younger brother Brendon debut in test in 2004 and Nathan debut from t-20 in 2006. Both played their debut matches against South Africa. Brendon breaks several records in his international career like he is the only captain to score hundred (170) on his farewell match. The first person to score a century (158)in IPL.Both played their last match in the year 2016.
9. O’Brien brothers(Kevin and Niall)
Next one in the list is the O’Brien brothers of Ireland. Both these brothers together represented in 2007,2011,2015 world cup team. Both of these brother debuts in 2006. Kevin is an allrounder and Niall is a wicket-keeper batsman.
Kevin has remembered for his match-winning knock 113 runs in just 63 balls against England in 2011 world cup which helps Ireland in their first victory against England in the world cup.
In 2018 Niall takes retirement from all format of cricket.
8. Morkel brothers (Albie and Morne)
Morkel brothers represent their nation various times and help their nation to win many times. Albie is hard hitter batsmen and an excellent new-ball bowler.
Morne is a test specialized bowler and takes 309 wickets in tests. Albie is always remembered for his 28 runs over against Virat Kohli that help CSK to win the match. He is the lead bowler of 2010,2011 champion team csk.
7. Pathan brothers(Irfan and Yusuf )
Both brothers are all-rounder .Irfan is a bowling allrounder and Yusuf is a hard-hitting all-rounder. The first appearance of the Pathan brothers is in 2009 t-20 match against Sri Lanka where they made match-winning 53 runs partnership for 8th wicket.
Irfan takes 275 international wickets and score 2500 runs .yusuf is the part of both 2007,2011 world cup. He takes 50 wickets in his career.
6. Hussey brothers (mike and David )
Hussey brothers play an important role for half of the decade (2008-2013). The elder brother mike made his debut in 2004 score about 18,000 runs. His average in test in 51. David Hussey plays many different leagues like the county, big bash and many more.
David is a T-20 specialist and is never got to play the test cricket.
5. Akmal brothers(Kamran, Umar, Adnan)
These Akmal brothers played for Pakistan, but not at the same time. Out of 3 , Kamran is the eldest and also has the longest career and score 8 thousand international runs. All three brothers are wicket-keepers.
Out of 3, Adnan has the shortest career as he played only 25 matches. Umar is always shown his inconsistency and due to this, he remains in and out of the team many times.
4. bravo brothers(Dwayne and Darren )
Dwayne and Dareen are half brothers. Darren is a left-hand batsman and Dwayne is an all-rounder. Dwayne is known as death-specialist and for his slower-one deliveries. He also played different t-20 leagues across the globe. both score more than 5 thousand international runs.
3. marsh brothers(Shaun and Mitchell)
Marsh brothers are the son of Geoff Marsh who himself is an international cricketer both of them played a lot of cricket together. Shaun is a left-handed batsman and Mitchell is a right-hand fast-bowling all-rounder. Shaun is the highest run-getter in first (2008) ipl season .he score more than 5000 runs.
Mitchell takes 113 wickets and scores 2800 runs in his 97 matches.
2. Pandya brothers(Hardik and Kunal )
Pandya brothers are the most popular all-rounders in this era. They played together for Mumbai Indians for last 4 years and also the part of 2017,2019 winning side. Both brothers are hard hitter all-rounder. Hardik is right-handed and Kunal is a left-handed batsman.
Kunal is t-20 specialized whereas Hardik is a keen all-rounder for team India since 2016.
1. waugh brothers(steve and mark )
These are the first twin brothers to play together and both of these brothers score more than 16,000 international runs. Steve has the highest win ratio as a captain of 71.93% in the test and 63% in ODI.