6 current cricketers whose fathers also played international cricket
International cricket is the premier level for any cricketer to showcase his talent. It requires immense hard work and dedication for an individual to receive a place in his country's cricket team. Many players have represented their respective nations in the global arena.
It is a general perception that a father wants to see his son progress in the same profession if he achieves success. There have been many father-son duos in cricket history. Here's a list of the top six current cricket stars whose fathers also played international cricket.
6. Doug Bracewell
Doug Bracewell is a pace-bowling all-rounder who plays for the New Zealand cricket team. Bracewell has played 27 Test matches, 19 ODIs, and 18 T20Is for the Blackcaps.
Doug's father Brendon Bracewell played international cricket for New Zealand from 1978 to 1985. He was a fast bowler, who played six Tests and one ODI for the country.
5. Usman Qadir
Usman Qadir is the son of Pakistan's legendary spin bowler Abdul Qadir. Usman wished to make a career in Australia. However, because of his father, he came back to his home nation and made his international debut in 2020.
Usman is a right-arm leg-break bowler, just like his father. Very few fans would know that Usman represented Pakistan in the 2010 Asian Games and won the bronze medal with the cricket team.
4. Jonny Bairstow
English wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow's childhood story has got a lot of attention on social media recently. His father David Bairstow was an international cricketer also.
Unfortunately, David committed suicide because of financial issues. However, his son Jonny has made England proud. Bairstow was a part of England's 2019 World Cup-winning team.
3. Sam Curran and Tom Curran
Sam Curran and Tom Curran are playing international cricket for the England cricket team right now. Both brothers are pace-bowling all-rounders. They even featured for CSK and RR in IPL 2020 respectively.
Sam and Tom's father Kevin Curran played international cricket for Zimbabwe. Kevin has one more son named Ben Curran. Ben is playing domestic cricket in Zimbabwe. It will be interesting to see which team Ben Curran represents in international cricket.
2. Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh
Shaun and Mitchell are the sons of former Australian cricketer Geoff Marsh. Shaun Marsh is a left-handed batsman, while his brother is a pace-bowling all-rounder.
Both brothers have unique IPL records to their name. Shaun was the first batsman to win the Orange Cap. Meanwhile, Marsh is the only player to have played for two franchises of two cities, namely Rising Pune Supergiant, Pune Warriors, Deccan Chargers, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
1. Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad is one of the top red-ball bowlers in world cricket. He is the son of Chris Broad, who was an opening batsman and bowled right-arm medium pace.
Like his father, Stuart bats left-handed and bowls right-handed. Recently, the father-son duo were in the headlines after Chris fined Stuart for breaching the code of conduct in a Test match. Stuart Broad has never played in the IPL. He once received a contract from the Kings XI Punjab. However, he could not play in the tournament.