The brothers in IPL
Be it the Pandya brothers in Mumbai Indians (MI) or the Pathan brothers who have played against each other, it is always interesting to see two family members take part in a match. Here is a list of brothers in cricket who have played in IPL.
It is hard to find a cricketer as talented as to make a place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams and retain their place with consistent success. It is remarkable how two members of the same family feature in IPL. Be it the Pandya brothers in Mumbai Indians (MI) or the Pathan brothers who have played against each other, it is always interesting to see two family members take part in a match. Here is a list of brothers in cricket who have played in IPL. The list includes both domestic and international cricketers as well as half-brothers. The names have been listed alphabetically according to their surnames.
Bravo (half-) brothers:
The Bravo Brothers Getty Images, AFP
Darren Bravo was picked by Deccan Chargers (DC) in 2012 but he missed the tournament for national duties. Later in 2017, he was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and played a match.
Dwayne Bravo was picked by Mumbai Indians (MI) for the first three seasons. However, he grabbed more IPL limelight after joining Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2011. After CSK got banned for two years, Bravo was picked by Gujarat Lions (GL) in 2016. He is the only player to have won the purple cap twice in his career.
The Chahar brothers AFP, BCCI
Deepak Chahar, the elder of the Chahar brothers made a sensational Ranji Trophy debut for Rajasthan. He was immediately picked by Rajasthan Royals (RR). He currently plays for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) along with brother Rahul. While Rahul is a spinner, Deepak is a pacer.
The Hussey brothers AFP
Australians Michael Hussey and David Hussey have been regulars in IPL. Michael was one of the most dependable batsmen of CSK during his sting from 2008 to 2013. In 2014, he was picked by MI but did not play a match.
David began his IPL career playing with KKR (for an amount more than Michael s, to everyone s surprise) and stayed with them till 2010. In 2011, he was picked by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). However, he is famously known for being picked by CSK in 2014 as replacement of Dwayne Bravo. David had started the campaign as a commentator that year.
The Marsh brothers AFP
Shaun and Mitchell Marsh have never played for the same team in IPL. Shaun has been playing for KXIP since the inaugural season of the tournament. Mitchell, on the other hand, has played for DC in 2010 and Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 2011. He was picked by RPS in 2016.
The McCullum brothers AFP
Both Brendon and Nathan McCullum have played in IPL. Brendon was picked by KKR in the inaugural season of IPL. He broke the existing T20 record by smashing 158* in the inaugural IPL match. He played for them till Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) purchased him in 2011. In 2014 he was picked by CSK and in 2016 by GL. He also captained KKR.
Nathan, on a contrary, had a brief IPL career, playing for PWI in 2011.
The Morkel brothers AFP
The pace bowling duo of Albie and Morne Morkel has been a part of IPL. All-rounder Albie was picked by CSK in the inaugural IPL. He continued playing as one of the most successful all-rounders for the side till Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) picked him in 2014. He also played for Delhi Daredevils (DD) in 2015 and for RPS in 2016.
Morne was picked by RR in 2008 and played for them for the first three seasons. He later represented DD (for whom he won the Purple Cap in 2012) and KKR.
The Pandya brothers AFP
Both Pandya brothers play for MI. While Hardik was picked in 2015 (he went on to play for India in 2016), Krunal was picked in the next season. Krunal was one of the surprise packages of 2016; he scored at a strike rate touching 200.
Pathan (half-) brothers:
The Pathan brothers AFP
One of the most interesting contests in the 2016 IPL was the sight of Irfan and Yusuf Pathan play against one another. Irfan played for KXIP from 2008 to 2010. In 2011 he was picked by DD and has played for them till Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got him in 2014. He was picked by CSK, RPS and GL respectively for the next three seasons.
Yusuf played for RR from 2008 to 2010 and was picked by KKR in 2011 and plays for them till date. A lucky mascot of sorts, Yusuf has been a part of three IPL-winning sides (once RR, twice KKR).