Sam Curran, Tom Curran and Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya     Getty Images and AFP
From left: Sam and Tom Curran Getty Images, Hardik and Krunal Pandya AFP

India are all set to take on England in the first T20I at Old Trafford, Manchester. This is expected to be a tough match as both teams are having a good run in limited-overs formats. The interesting fact about the T20I series is the pair of brothers who played the shortest format of the game. There have been 11 sets of brothers who have played T20I cricket. If Sam Curran plays he and his brother Tom will form the 12th, as will Krunal and Hardik Pandya if Krunal plays. Tom and Hardik have already played T20Is, and are also in the respective current squads. Here is a list of brothers and half-brothers who have played T20Is:

Brothers in T20 Internationals
Family Brothers Country Comments
Masakadza Hamilton Shingirai Winston Wellington Pedzisai Zimbabwe
Ngoche Lameck Onyango Nehemiah Odhiambo Shem Odabo Kenya Known as Lameck Onyango, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Shem Ngoche
Hussey David John Michael Edward Kileen Australia
Poynter Andrew David Stuart William Ireland
Rankin William Boyd David Andrew Ireland Boyd has also played for England
Obuya David Oluoch Collins Omondi Kenya
Marshall Hamish John Hamilton James Andrew Hamilton New Zealand Identical twins
McCullum Brendon Barrie Nathan Leslie New Zealand
Cooper Tom Lexley William Benjamin Nicolas Netherlands
Akmal Kamran Umar Pakistan
Morkel Johannes Albertus Morne South Africa
Curran Thomas Kevin Samuel Matthew England

Tom and Sam were both selected in the original T20I squad for England. However, Tom will miss the series as he has not recovered from a left side strain. Dawid Malan has been roped in as a cover for him. Krunal, on the other hand, was originally not the part of the squad. He got a chance as Washington Sundar was ruled out due to injury. However, he might not get a place in the XI with the presence of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

Half-brothers in T20 Internationals
Family Half-brothers Country Comments
Bravo Dwayne John Darren Michael West Indies
Pathan Yusuf Khan Irfan Khan India
Pandya Krunal Himanshu Hardik Himanshu India

No pair of brothers has played T20Is for England. However, Boyd Rankin has played for both England and Ireland, while his brother David has played only for Ireland. For India, half-brothers Yusuf and Irfan have played T20Is.