Famous Cricketers with Famous Siblings
Cricket is a gentleman’s game. Playing with your brother will be fun and gives you everlasting memories. Are brothers can be successful in the international arena? Are there can be two stars in a family? Yes is the answer for both the questions because there are siblings who are most successful in their playing days. Here is the list of siblings who are successful in their playing days.
# Mark Waugh and Steve Waugh:
Unarguably Waugh brothers are the best pair of siblings the cricket has ever seen. They are the prime reason for Australia’s dominance in the 1990s and early 2000s. Elder brother Steve Waugh is the seam bowling all-rounder and later was the demolishing opener. Both sharing an amazing record of 18000 test runs and 52 test centuries and featured in a whopping 108 tests together.
# Andy Flower and Grant Flower:
They are the best sibling pair to represent in their country in the Africa region. Flowers Andy and grant are responsible for Zimbabwe’s decent showing in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Both often carry the batting responsibilities in their shoulders and managed to do well for their country. They played 60 matches together and scored 8000 runs between them. Andy also contributed behind the stumps by accounting 151 stumps while grant contributed by his slow left-arm spin with 25 scalps.
# Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan:
Commonly known as Pathan brothers Irfan made his debut in 2004 against Bangladesh. After the retirement os Javagal Srinath he was considered as his replacement. The fast, swing bowler has the ability to bat at any position made him so special. He was considered as the best all-rounder after legendary Kapil Dev. Irfan Pathan is instrumental in India’s campaign in 2007 maiden t20 world cup. His elder brother Yousuf struck a 37 ball century and often considered as finisher who can hit whopping sixes down the park. He can also bowl part-time off-spin which also come in handy during crucial times of the matches. Both had the ability to win the matches single-handedly.
# Mohinder Amaranth and Surinder Amaranth:
Sons of lala amaranth, Mohinder amaranth and Surinder amaranth became the first Indian sibling to represent India. Mohinder amaranth younger of two was first debuted known for his fierce batting performances against rookie west Indian bowlers. He is considered as one of the best batsmen during his playing days. on counterpart Surinder, his brother is left-handed batsmen went to feature 10 tests in which his brother also starred in 8 of them.
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# Michael Hussey and David Hussey:
Late bloomer Micheal Hussey is known as Mr Cricket made his international debut in his late 20’s but immediately he made his presence felt. He went on to become the fastest player to reach 1000 runs in test cricket. He was the star of the diminishing Australian side which was dominating in 1990-2007. He is a more reliable classy player who made useful contributions on crucial occasions. Michael played 79 tests at average if 51.52 with 19 tons and 29 fifties. David Hussey is often regarded as the hitter who can score some quick runs in the end. He played 69 ODI’s and 39 t20’s for Australia. He also featured in various cricketing leagues across the world including IPL.
# Morne Morkel and Albie Morkel:
Morne Morkel is a tall striking fast bowler who is still an important member of the South African cricket team. He uses his weight well and gets the ball to bounce made him unpredictable. He is nearing 400 test wickets. Till now he played 86 tests and 117 ODI’s for South Africa. The tall lanky right-arm fast bowler is expected to be in the country’s squad for 2019 world. Unlike his elder brother, Albie is an allrounder who is known for his power-hitting abilities and handy part-time right-arm medium-pace bowler. He is considered as limited over specialist and played also played for various t20 leagues across the world. He is especially remembered for his heroics in IPL for CSK Team.
# Brendon McCullum and Nathan McCullum:
Younger McCullum Brendon is more successful between these two and most popular cricketer often known for his power-hitting abilities. He made the IPL more popular by hitting majestic 158 in the inaugural edition of the tournament. He is one of the most successful captains New Zealand has ever produced. He also scored a brilliant ton against India in 2014. He played 94 tests and 254 ODI’s scoring more than 12000 runs together. His elder brother Nathan doesn’t make much impact but played 84 ODI’s and 61 t20’s for his country.
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# Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh:
They are the most recognizable sibling pair in the present arena. Shaun Marsh is now regarded as a test specialist while his brother Mitchell is a rising star from the Australian side. He is an all-rounder probably bowls medium fast and bats in the middle order. Both are having chances of becoming the best sibling pair after Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh. Let’s see what happens.
# Hardik Pandya and Kunal Pandya
The Pandya brothers, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are among those cricketers, who have scaled up to new heights facing a lot of difficulties over the years. However, the two have emerged as match-winners over the years for their team, especially for (MI) in the IPL.
Similar to his brother Hardik, Krunal made the headlines in 2016 in his maiden IPL season. The left-hander scored 237 runs at the strike rate of 191.12 – and scalped six wickets. He continued his impressive run and followed up with 243 runs and ten wickets in IPL 2017.
Hardik and Krunal have become the third set of brothers to play together for India, joining Amarnath and Pathan brothers in achieving the feat. Mohinder and Surinder Amarnath played three ODIs together while Irfan and Yusuf Pathan played in 8 ODIs and as many T20Is together.