5 popular players you might not know whose brothers have also played international cricket
The game of cricket has witnessed popular siblings in this era. We have seen the likes of Albie Morkel - Morne Morkel, Michael Hussey - David Hussey and many other pairs dominate at the highest stage in recent years. However, there have been pairs of siblings which not many know. On that note, in this article, we take a look at five popular players you might not know whose brothers have also played international cricket.
It could be difficult for cricketers from the same family to find success. Competition for spots in a national XI is intense and if not for being extremely successful, it will be hard for two brothers to be a part of the XI consistently.
1) Shaheen Afridi - Riaz Afridi
Shaheen Afridi is one of the popular players you might not know whose brothers have also played international cricket. The Pakistan speedster is one of the best in the business right now. However, it needs to be noted that his brother was also a pacer. In fact, he played 1 Test match for his nation back in 2004. The cricketer was also a part of the Indian Cricket League (ICL). However, he could not continue to do well in his career.
2) Wanindu Hasaranga - Chaturanga de Silva
While Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the best spinners in T20 cricket right now, his elder brother was also a popular cricketer back then. He represented Sri Lanka in 7 ODIs and 2 T20Is but could not cement his place in the XI after that. Nevertheless, Wanindu is an important pillar of Sri Lankan cricket right now.
3) Ashton Agar - Wes Agar
Ashton Agar is also one of the popular players you might not know whose brothers have also played international cricket. Ashton Agar made his debut as a teenager in Test cricket. However, it was in the limited-overs squad that he cemented his spot. Wes Agar had a fine BBL campaign and hence, even he got a chance to play for Australia. In all, till now, he has played two ODIs for the nation.
4) Shai Hope - Kyle Hope
West Indies cricketer Shai Hope is also a part of this list of popular players you might not know whose brothers have also played international cricket. When it comes to ODI cricket, Shai Hope is one of the important players for the West Indies. His brother Kyle Hope has also played for the nation. He has represented West Indies in Tests and ODIs.
5) Tom Cooper - Ben Cooper
Tom Cooper is known for his stint in the BBL and has also played a lot for the Netherlands. His brother Ben Cooper has also played a lot of international cricket. Hence, this list contains these cricketers.