2 Indian cricketers whose brothers played U19 cricket for India but could not play for the senior team
In the past, we have witnessed many pairs of siblings who started playing together. While one was able to find good success, the other might not have done that well. There have also been examples of both siblings doing well in their careers. In a country like India, where competition for places is intense, usually, it's rare to find cricketers from the same family to do well. On that note, in this article, we take a look at two Indian cricketers whose brothers played U19 cricket for India but could not play for the senior team.
1) Ramesh Powar - Kiran Powar
Ramesh Powar is a well-known name in Indian cricket. He is currently the Head Coach of the women's team. The Mumbai-born cricketer played 2 Tests and 31 ODIs for the nation. His brother Kiran Powar led India in the U19 age group in both the Test and ODI formats. However, Kiran could not go on to play for India. Hence, he is also a part of this list.
2) Venugopal Rao - Gnaneshwara Rao
Venugopal Rao is one of the Indian cricketers whose brothers played U19 cricket for India but could not play for the senior team. Venugopala Rao played a total of 16 ODIs for the country. Although he played well in a few games, he could not cement his place later on. However, his brother could not make his senior debut although he led the U19 Indian squad in both Tests and ODIs. Gnaneshwara Rao was rated very highly and even played in the IPL. However, he could not make it big with his India career.