Cricket has been one of the sports that doesn’t just restrict to men, and women’s cricket has seen massive growth in the last few years. The parents in the current era are willing to ensure their son and daughter take the biggest stages in international cricket. It is a privilege and a great honour if two players from a family can represent their countries.\nWhile there have been a lot of brothers that have represented their countries in international cricket, the number of brother-sister pairs is quite rare and limited. It takes a huge load of hard work and dedication when it comes to playing international cricket and there have been very few passionate families who have made cricket their primary profession. It is time to look at five brother-sister pairs who played international cricket for their countries.\n5 Brother-sister pairs who played international cricket\n1. Peter and Sara McGlashan\nPeter and Sara McGlashan. (Photo Source: YouTube/ICC)\nPeter McGlashan was a former New Zealand cricketer who had a good start to his international career but couldn’t progress much. Primarily, a right-handed wicketkeeper-batter, Peter had a long first-class career from the period of 1999 to 2012. He went on to make his international debut in 2006 and was in and out of the side until his last international game in 2010 against Pakistan.\nPeter represented his country in four ODIs, and 11 T20Is and scored an unbeaten half-century which remains to be his only one in international cricket. He was named in the 30-man preliminary squad for the T20 World Cup in 2012, but announced his retirement in the same year prior to it and chose a different career.\nPeter’s sister Sara was a much established international name and she played for New Zealand in two Tests, 134 ODIs and 76 T20Is from the period of 2002 to 2016. She was a wicketkeeper-batter and scored more than 3500 runs across formats in international cricket.\n2. Gordon and Annette Drummond\nBat and Ball. (Photo Source: Getty Images)\nGordon Drummond made his debut in international cricket in the year 2007 and he went on to play 30 ODIs and 17 T20Is for Scotland. He captained the nation for a while being a fast bowling all-rounder and picked up 25 wickets in ODIs while picking up 16 in T20Is. He was a handy lower-order batter capable of clearing the ropes at ease.\nGordon last played for Scotland in 2013 and throughout his career, he played a lot of crucial innings for his country in the lower middle order which earned him a big reputation as a notable all-rounder.\nGordon’s sister Annette Drummond made her international debut in 2003 for Scotland against the Netherlands and she was dismissed for a duck opening the innings. She did not have the best of careers, scoring just nine runs in her five innings for Scotland despite getting a long run.\n3. Ed, Dom, Cecelia, and Isobel Joyce\nDom Joyce and Ed Joyce. (Photo Source: Twitter)\nEd Joyce was one of the most talented cricketers who played for both Ireland and England in his international career. A left-handed elegant batter played one Test, 78 ODIs and 18 T20Is from the period of 2006 to 2018. He played for England in the 2007 World Cup and then switched his country to play for Ireland in the 2011 World Cup.\nEd scored six centuries and 16 half centuries in his international career and is currently the head coach of the Ireland Women’s side. His brother Dom Joyce also played for Ireland in three ODIs in 2006 and 2007 as a right-handed top-order batter and they played against each other as opponents for different countries.\nEd had twin sisters Cecelia and Isobel and the duo played for Ireland across formats for a long time. Isobel played one Test, 79 ODIs and 55 T20Is as a left-arm medium all-rounder while Cecelia played 57 ODIs and 43 T20Is for the Ireland Women as a right-handed opening batter.\n4. Nathan and Lisa Astle\nNathan Astle. (Photo Source: Twitter/ICC)\nNathan Astle was one of the most successful batters from New Zealand to have played the game and he represented his country in 81 Tests, 223 ODIs and four T20Is from the period of 1995 to 2007. The right-hander was a versatile batter who opened the innings in ODIs and played in the middle order in Tests in which he scored more than 11,500 runs across formats in international cricket.\nNathan was a useful medium pacer alongside scoring 27 centuries and 65 half centuries for his country in international cricket, and he picked up 154 wickets as well. Nathan’s sister Lisa also played for New Zealand but could represent her country in just one ODI in the year 1993.\nShe played against Denmark Women in the 1993 Women’s World Cup but did not bat or bowl in the game and did not play another game for her country again.\n5. Terry and Denise Alderman\nStadium. (Photo Source: Twitter)\nTerry Alderman was a right-arm fast bowler who played for the Australian side from the period of 1981 to 1991 and represented the country in 41 Tests and 65 ODIs. With 170 wickets at an average of 27.15, Alderman had great success in the longer format as he picked up 14 five-wicket hauls.\nTerry had a terrific first-class career as well and his international career was affected by injuries in the 1980s. However, he remained a potent option for the Men in Yellow, especially with his off cutters and later, he turned out to become a radio commentator. Terry’s sister Denise also played for Australia Women in international cricket from 1982 to 1987.\nIn seven Tests, and 21 ODIs, Denise scored 454 and 820 runs in respective formats and she still holds the record for the most number of runs scored in a Test match Series in Women’s cricket.