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30 Jul 2017

Siblings who played international cricket for Australia

Double Trouble: The siblings in Australian cricket

Australia is a cricketing powerhouse which has given the world some of the best cricketers.

To add to the fans' delight, there have also been several instances when a pair of siblings have played in the same team and contributed to the team's win.

Let us have a look at such pairs, who have represented Australia in tests, ODIs and T20s over the years.

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Double Trouble: The siblings in Australian cricket
Cricket's most famous twins

Waugh Brothers

Cricket's most famous twins

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh and his twin brother Mark were the pillars of Australian cricket for several years.

They made their international debut three years apart. Together they scored more than 35000 runs and were a part of the legendary test team which won 16 consecutive matches.

While Steve was known for his captaincy, Mark was famous for his stroke playing ability.


Greg and Ian Chappell

The Chappell brothers were Australia's top batsmen between 1960s to 1980s.

Elder of the duo, Ian captained the team from 1971-75, just before Greg took over the reins. While both were successful as captains, Greg overshadowed Ian's achievements with his amazing batting skills.

Ian was often critical about Greg's tactics used to win the game and did not shy away from showing his displeasure.

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The Blackwell sisters

Alexandra (Alex) and Kathryn (Kate) Blackwell were the first identical twins- male or female - to represent Australia in international cricket. Apart from being a part of 2005 World Cup winning team, the duo battled each-other for a middle order spot in the team.

Reliable, T20 specialist duo

Hussey Brothers

Reliable, T20 specialist duo

Michael and Davis Hussey did not make an early entry in the international cricket.

However, Michael soon became the 'go-to man' for the Australians whenever the team required a bail out.

On the other hand, David could not find a permanent place in the team, but made a name for himself by playing in various T20 tournaments over the world.

Marsh brothers

The family of cricketers

Sons of former Australian cricketer Geoff Marsh, Shaun and Mitchell have played tests, ODIs and T20s for Australia.

They were a part of Australian test team which toured India earlier this year and have made their name around the world with their quick and aggressive batting style in the T20 leagues.

Almost nine years younger, Mitchell is also a handy medium pacer.

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