3 Siblings who played cricket for two different countries

3 Siblings who played cricket for two different countries

Siblings playing together for their country is common but playing for different countries is a rare occurrence.

Dom Joyce and Ed Joyce
Dom Joyce and Ed Joyce. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The game of cricket has often witnessed siblings playing together in a cricket match and representing their country on the big stage. There have been many famous sibling duos who rocked the cricket fraternity and did exceedingly well for their national team by playing an important part in their rise to fame.

Some of the famous siblings who dominated the world of cricket together are Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh (Australia), Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh (Australia), Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell (Australia), Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan (India), Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya (India).

Though two brothers playing for the same National team is quite common in cricket, the fraternity also witnessed siblings donning the national jersey of two different countries in a cricket match.

In this article, let’s take a look at three siblings who played cricket for two different countries.

Here is the list of 3 siblings who played Cricket for two different countries:

3. Darren Pattinson (England) and James Pattinson (Australia)

Darren Pattinson and James Pattinson
Darren Pattinson and James Pattinson. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The former England quick Darren Pattinson was born in Lincolnshire, England but shifted his base to Australia when he was just 6-year-old. The pacer made his first-class debut for Victoria in 2007 but he made a tough call of moving back to England to continue his cricket career.

In England’s domestic circuit, Darren represented Nottinghamshire county. Owing to good form, Pattinson made his Test debut in 2008 against South Africa scalping 2 wickets. That was the only match that the right-arm quick played for England.

On the other hand, Darren Pattinson’s younger brother James Pattinson was born in Melbourne, Australia, and represented the Men in Yellow in 15 One Day Internationals and 4 T20Is scalping 16 and 3 wickets respectively. The 30-year-old has terrific numbers to his name while featuring for Australia in Whites as in 21 fixtures, he has 81 wickets to his name.