The Pandyas in the Indian playing XI on Wednesday also marks the first instance since March 2012 a pair of brothers played together for India.
The Pandyas in the Indian playing XI on Wednesday also marks the first instance since March 2012 a pair of brothers played together for India.

The Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal – were named in the Indian playing XI for the 1st T20I against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington, thus making them only the third Indian pair of brothers to feature in limited-overs in the same match.

Mohinder Amarnath and Surinder Amarnath were the first pair of brothers to play for India together and went on to feature in three ODIs. Following them were the Pathan brothers – Irfan and Yusuf, who featured together in eight ODIs and eight T20Is.

The Pathans played their cricket in Baroda, similar to the Pandyas.

While Hardik made his international debuts in 2016 (ODIS and T20Is) and 2017 (Tests), older brother Krunal made his international debut in 2018 (T20Is) against West Indies. Hardik was injured while Krunal made his debut in the home series against WI and also in the Australia T20I series, before the younger brother was embroiled in the controversy regarding his appearance in a TV show.

The Pandyas in the Indian playing XI on Wednesday also marks the first instance since March 2012 a pair of brothers played together for India. Irfan and Yusuf last played together in 2012. The duo played their first match in the inaugural edition of the ICC World T20 in 2007, which was Yusuf’s international debut against Pakistan.

Pair of Brothers to have featured in the same match for India

 

Players Matches
Mohinder Amarnath, Surinder Amarnath 3 ODIs
Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan 8 ODIs, 8 T20Is
Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya 1 T20I*