Cricket is a game which unites nations and cultures of different countries. The game of Cricket is often known for its popularity around the globe.
Cricket originated in the 16th century in England and slowly diversified into formats like Test, ODI and T20I.
Many people around the world are enthusiastic about the game of Cricket and want to pursue it as a career.
Today, in this article we will talk about the brothers who pursue cricket as their career and have played professional cricket.
The list includes many players from different countries also India.
1) Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya
In the past few years, the Pandya brothers have emerged as one of the most exciting and effective all-round combinations in the game of cricket.
Hardik and Krunal Pandya were born in Suraj, Gujrat and they both come from a very middle-class background family. Their father Himanshu Pandya was a small businessman man and they could not provide expensive cricket gear to their sons.
Both brothers have a common dream of becoming a professional cricketer. They both faced many struggles in their early days.
The turning point for Hardik Pandya came when he was selected for the Baroda Under-16 team and slowly and steadily his performance improved and got the attention of selectors.
Hardik Pandya made his international debut for India on January 26, 2016, against Australia while Krunal made his debut on November 4, 2018, against West Indies.
Hardik Pandya has given many memorable performances for India, one of his best performances came against Srilanka in a 2017 Test match where he scored 108 off 96 balls and he also gave a match-winning performance by scoring 76 off 43 balls in the 2019 ODI World Cup against Pakistan.
The Pandya brothers are an important part of the Indian Cricket team and are known for their aggressive style in both batting and bowling. The all-round abilities of both the players had contributed excessively to India.
They also had played IPL for the same team Mumbai Indians for a long time but currently, Hardik is the captain of Gujrat Titans and Krunal is part of Lucknow Super Giants.
2) Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan
Irfan Pathan was born on October 27, 1984, and Yusuf Pathan was born on November 17, 1982, in Vadodara, Gujrat. Irfan Pathan has had a natural talent for Cricket from his early days.
Their father Mehmood Khan Pathan was an engineer and his mother Shamim Banu was a homemaker.
Both Irfan and Yusuf Pathan were encouraged by their father to pursue their passion as a career and he provided them the coaching of cricket.
Both the Pathan brothers had faced many struggles in their early days as they could not even afford the top-notch equipment for their practice.
In their early life, both Irfan and Yusuf Pathan managed their cricket with their work as they had to support their family financially.
Irfan Pathan played his international debut for India on December 12, 2003, while playing against Australia in his early matches he took the wickets of Matthew Hyden, Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist which makes him the emerging star of India.
Yusuf made his international debut on September 10, 2007, for India in a One-day international match against Pakistan.
Yusuf Pathan was a part of the Indian cricket team in the ICC World Cup in 2007 where India won, his contributions especially in the T20 format were very useful in India’s success.
Irfan Pathan is the Hattrick Hero of India, he was the first Indian batsman to take a Test match hat trick. He took this hat trick against Pakistan in Karachi.
3) Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh
Shaun Edward Marsh was born on July 09, 1983, in Narrogin, Western Australia and his younger brother Mitchell Rose Marsh was born on October 20, 1991, in Attadale which is also situated in Western Australia.
The journey of both the Marsh brothers as a cricketer was started in their very early days because their father, Geoff Marsh was also a former Australian cricketer and as well as coach.
They come from a cricket background family and were introduced to cricket in the very early days.
Shaun Edward Marsh made his international debut for the Australian cricket team on June 24, 2008, against the West Indies in the One Day International match.
While Mitchell Rose Marsh, the younger brother made his international debut on October 13, 2011, against South Africa, his ODI debut followed in February 2013.
Mitchell has contributed to his team with both Bat and Ball he has fabulous all-round abilities and is known as one the valuable all-rounders for the Australian team.
Shaun Marsh is the only Australian cricketer who scored a century in the Test debut match against Sri Lanka, his remarkable achievement brought the attention of the audience.
4) Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Adnan Akmal
Kamran Akmal was born on January 13, 1982, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, Umar Akmal was born on May 26, 1990 and Adnan Akmal was born on March 13, 1985.
Their father has a keen interest in the field of sports especially Cricket, they had played club cricket so they trained their three children and encouraged them to pursue Cricket as their career.
Kamran, Umar and Adnan were mentored by their father who passed his knowledge of the game to his sons.
Kamran Akmal and Adnan Akmal are the wicket-keeper batsmen and their brother Umar was a middle-order batsman of Pakistan.
Kamran Akmal made his international debut in November 2002 against Zimbabwe in an ODI match, his consistent performance in his early matches led to his Test debut later that year.
Umar’s debut in the Pakistan cricket team came in August 2009 in an ODI series against Srilanka his performance made him the established batsman of Pakistan in both ODIs and T20Is.
The international debut of Adnan Akmal came in the Test series of Pakistan against Australia in February 2010, his performance earned him a reputation and made him one of the best wicket-keepers of his country.
5) Albie Morkel and Morne Morkel
Both the Morkel brothers were known as South Africa’s Towering Cricketing Giants.
Albie Morkel was born on June 10, 1981, and Morne Morkel was born on October 6, 1984, in Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa.
Their father Albert Morkel played a major role in the cricketing journey of the Morkel brothers. He was very enthusiastic about sports and he gave the shape in their son’s cricketing career.
Albie Morkel made his international debut for South Africa on January 19, 2004, in an ODI series against New Zealand.
And Morne Morkel made his career debut for South Africa in a Test match against India on December 26, 2006.
Albie was known for his all-round abilities and was very aggressive in batting. He represented South Africa in 58 ODIs and scored a sum of 1297 runs while taking 50 wickets.
Albie announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket in 2I018, bringing his career to an end.
Morne Morkel had played 86 Test matches for South Africa and took 309 wickets, he was a key bowler of the South African cricket team.
Morne also announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on February 26, 2018, after a successful career as one of the key bowlers of South Africa.
6) Brandon McCullum and Nathan McCullum
They have established themselves as the prominent players of the New Zealand team.
Brandon McCullum was born on September 27, 1981, in Dunedin, New Zealand and his elder brother Nathan Leslie McCullum was born on September 1, 1980.
Their family has a deep connection with cricket, their father Stuart McCullum has a significant influence in the cricketing field.
Brandon and Nathan McCullum were raised in a family where they got very much support from their family in their cricket career.
Brandon McCullum played his international debut match for New Zealand against Australia on January 17, 2002, followed by his Test debut on March 10, 2004 against South Africa.
He has a dynamic range of wicket-keeping, and he is known for his aggressive batting style. Brendon McCullum has scored 6083 runs in 260 international matches.
Brandon McCullum announced his retirement from international cricket on February 24, 2016.
Nathan McCullum was a dynamic all-rounder who is considered a key all-rounder of New Zealand in limited overs format.
Nathan made his international debut for New Zealand in an ODI against Zimbabwe on August 24, 2006.
Nathan McCullum has contributed to New Zealand in both batting and bowling, he is an off-spinner and handles lower-order batting in limited overs.
In IPL Nathan McCullum has played for KKR and Gujrat Lions. He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on December 7, 2016.
7) Michael Hussey and David Hussey
Michael Edward Hussey was born on May 27, 1975, in Morley, a suburb of Perth, situated in Western Australia and David Hussey was born on July 15, 1977.
They both come from a family with a deep connection to Cricket. Their father’s name is Ted Hussey, he was very interested in the game of cricket.
Michael Hussey made his international debut for Australia in an ODI series against India on February 1, 2004. His consistent performance led him to his Test debut on November 3, 2005, against West Indies.
Michael Hussey was famous for his dynamic and aggressive batting style. He was a middle-order batsman known for hard hittings. Michael Hussey’s hunger for runs earned him the nickname “Mr. Cricket”.
His brother David Hussey made his international debut on February 1, 2008 against India. David was known for his all-round batting performance.
David Hussey has played 69 matches for Australia and amassed 1799 runs with a high score of 100*
David announced his retirement from international as well as domestic matches on December 29, 2013. He was concluded as one of the Australia’s T20 specialists.
Micheal Hussey’s aggressive batting style in all the formats of cricket led his success to another level also he has good leadership qualities and David Hussey is known for his all-round capabilities.
8) Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh
Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh are twins and were born on the same date and at the same time, they were born on June 02, 1965, in Canterbury which is situated in New South Wales in Australia.
Their father is the reason behind their success, their father’s name is Rodger Waugh and they play an important role in the lives of both brothers.
In their early days, they both represent their school and local teams and shine as cricketers. Later they represented their domestic team of New South Wales, their exceptional performance in the domestic matches led to their selection to the national team.
Steve Waugh made his international debut for Australia on January 09, 1986, in an ODI series against England, followed by his Test debut on December 26, 1985, against India.
In his Test career, Steve has scored 10927 runs in 168 matches with an average of 51.06.
Mark Waugh made his debut for his national team on 11 January 1988 against Pakistan, he was an elegant batsman and was very comfortable playing in limited overs.
Steve Waugh also served his team as a captain from 1999 to 2004 between this he led his team to make a world record of 16 consecutive Test wins. Also, his captaincy led the Australian team to win the ICC World Cup of 1999.
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