• Brothers who have played in IPL

    In all 7 brothers have played in the league so far.

    Hardik Pandya
    Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya. (Photo Source: BCCI)

    There have been many instances in International cricket when siblings have played for their respective national sides. Mark and Steve Waugh played for Australia, Andy and Grant Flower for Zimbabwe, Kamran and Umar Akmal for Pakistan, Kevin and Niall O Brien for Ireland, all these and more players have represented their countries at the highest level. IPL is into its tenth edition and fans have witnessed brothers playing for different franchises.

    Recently in this edition, the Pandya brothers have been a potent weapon for Mumbai Indians with their all-round abilities and have won for their franchise on a consistent basis. While Krunal has been exceptional with his slow left arms and attacking strokeplay, his younger brother Hardik is making all the headlines with his swashbuckling strokeplay and his nippy bowling.

    Here we have a look at all the brothers who have played in IPL since its inception:

    Hardik and Krunal Pandya

    Pandya brothers have taken this season of IPL by storm. They either have been finishing games with the bat or the duo have been rocking in the field with some spectacular fielding and bowling. The elder one Krunal has already been touted as the find of the IPL. This is the first time in IPL that siblings are playing from the same side.

    Krunal Pandya has been in prolific form this season so far with both bat and ball. He has scored his runs at an amazing strike rate of 144 and has scalped 4 wickets at an economy under 7. Hardik, on the other hand, has finished a couple of games when Mumbai was in trouble and has accumulated runs at an even better strike rate of 227. These two lads have to continue their golden run of form if MI has to go the distance this year.

    Irfan and Yusuf Pathan

    Irfan and Yusuf are part of the Indian Premier League since its inaugural season. Yusuf Pathan was part of Rajasthan Royals winning campaign in 2008. Also, he played key roles in KKR winning the coveted title twice in 2012 and 2014. Irfan, unlike his elder brother, has not been with one or two franchises. So far he has played for 5 teams which show that he has not been that consistent when it comes to IPL.

    This year though, Yusuf Pathan hasn’t quite arrived and set the stage on fire in this tournament so far. Irfan Pathan, unfortunately, wasn’t picked at the auction by any franchise this year after being released by Rising Pune Supergiant with whom he played the last season.

    Albie and Morne Morkel

    These Morkel brothers have established themselves in South Africa team. But due to injury concerns both have always been in and out of the side. Morne Morkel regularly featured for Kolkata Knight Riders and was also the successful bowler for them when KKR won the title in 2014. Albie has played IPL with RCB, CSK and RPS. Unfortunately for him, RPS released him following his poor performance last season.

    This season both the Morkel brothers is not featuring in any of the teams. They are quality cricketers and would love to bounce back both in IPL as well as in South Africa team.

    Dwayne and Darren Bravo

    Dwayne Bravo has been a regular feature in the IPL since 2008. Initially, he was with Mumbai Indians, then he was picked by Chennai Super Kings and now he is with Gujarat Lions. Darren on the other hand, is a rarity in IPL. He was with Deccan Chargers and played only one game for them.

    Both the brothers haven’t played this season despite being in the squads for their respective sides. Darren Bravo was picked by Kolkata franchise for INR 50 lakhs, a surprise pick in a way, but has not played any game so far. Dwayne is recovering from injury and is soon expected to be playing. He is with the Gujarat squad and would be itching to play.

    Michael and David Hussey

    These two Australian brothers were always a part of this cricket festival. Michael Hussey, aka Mr. Cricket, had his association with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. He played a vital role in most of the wins for his side whenever he has played in IPL.

    David Hussey has travelled along three franchises in IPL. He has played with KKR, Kings XI and CSK as well. As the Hussey brothers are into the early 40s, it is highly unlikely they would feature in IPL as players in the future.

    Brendon and Nathan McCullum

    New Zealand was blessed with McCullum brothers when they needed a good batsman and bowler. Brendon brought the much-needed aggression at the top of the order and Nathan used to fox the batsman with his wily off spin bowling. IPL would be forever thankful to Brendon for its immense popularity as he blasted 158 in its opening game against RCB in 2008.

    Brendon has been with the teams like Kolkata, Kerala, Chennai and this season he is with Gujarat Lions. He has played almost all the seasons of the tournament and for whichever teams he has played, he has made an impact. His brother Nathan tough hasn’t had much of a success. He has played for Pune Warriors and the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. This season he is not playing the IPL. But the McCullum brothers have always made an impact whenever they were on the field.

    Shaun and Mitchell Marsh

    Shaun and Mitchell Marsh is another pair from Australia who played for their national side. Both were an integral part of visiting Australian Test team. Both of them are part of this cricket festival since long.

    Shaun Marsh is with Kings XI Punjab and is with them only for a long time now. He has won Punjab so many matches and was vital in their run to knock out games in early editions of the tournament. Mitchell had been with the Deccan Chargers in his early days as a cricketer. Then he was picked by the Pune franchise twice, once in 2012 by Warriors and then by Supergiants last year.

    He was one of the retained players by the franchise this year but was ruled due to injury he sustained during the Test series in India. Shaun is yet to play a single game this season. He is surely expected to play as the tournament heads towards its business end.