Twin brothers who played the game of cricket

There are many families for a cricketer as well. Whether domestic, T20 leagues, International or any other such teams, a player considers his teammates as his family with whom he shares every ifs and but.

There are many pairs as well which are interconnected with blood as they belong to the same family although, nation or cricket has nothing to do with their such relation. In this article, we will present before you the twins who played for the same country. Let’s move ahead then.

1) The Pathan Brothers

Yusuf Pathan & Irfan Pathan (Credits: Kolkata Knight Riders Twitter handle)

The Pathan brothers consist of Irfan Pathan who was a famous seam bowler of team India and is considered as one of the fine bowlers which India produced and Yusuf Pathan who although debuted lately but still managed to leave prints on Indian cricket due to his approach of winning a match single handily.

2) The O’Brien Brothers

Credits: TopYaps

Well, their father was a cricketer as well so they belong to the cricketing family. This twin pair consists of Kevin O’Brien and Niall O’Brien who remains a backbone of Irish cricket for many years.

3) The McCullum Brothers


Brendon McCullum and his brother Nathan McCullum served Kiwi cricket for a long time. Brendon was a former Kiwi skipper known for his aggressive approach while as his brother was a fine bowling all-rounder.

4) The Morkel Brothers


Albie Morkel is a great all-rounder from South Africa while as his brother Morne Morkel is considered as one of the feared bowler of modern time which is holding South African bowling line in the absence of Dale Steyn.

5) The Akmal Brothers


The Akmal belongs to Pakistan. Unlike others, there are three brothers – Kamran Akmal, a leading wicket-keeper batsman, Umer Akmal, a fine aggressive batsman and Adnan Akmal, test wicketkeeper of Pakistan who played before Sarfaraz Ahmad.

6) The Bravo Brothers

Credits: StarsUnfolded

Dwayne Bravo is one of the handy all-rounders which West Indian ever produced. He posses some nice figures with both bats as well ball while as his brother Darren Bravo, a left-hand batsman is a wicket-keeper batsman.

7) The Hussey Brothers


They were the backbone of Australian batting for a long time. Micheal Hussey and David Hussey were the most effective twin pair. Micheal Hussey knew with ‘Mr Cricket’ was a left-hand batsman who was an aggressive and well timer of the ball while as his brother, David Hussey was a right-hand batsman.

8) The Waugh Brothers

Credits: Hindustan Times

They were born after one another with a fraction of fewer than four minutes and were the pillars of Australian Cricket over the years. In April 1991, Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh became the first male twin pair to appear in test cricket.

9) The Marshall Brothers

Credits: Wisden India

This twin pair consists of James Marshall and Hemish Marshall, the first twin pair from Kiwi soil. They appeared in the era of 2002-2008 and due to ineffective nature of cricket, this pair was mostly in a comeback mode. 

10) Marsh Brothers

Credits: Herald Sun

Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh represent Australia and they played some good cricket so far. They are the third twin pair after Mark Waugh-Steve Waugh and Mike Hussey-David Hussey.

11) Pandya Brothers

Credits: The Indian Express

Pandya Brothers never cease to entertain their fans. Be it batting, bowling or fielding, they steal the spotlight for doing all the spectacular things. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya partnership can be seen in the cash-rich Indian Premier League team, Mumbai Indians. When they both combine, the entertainment quotient is doubled.

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