IPL Brotherhood: Brother Duos Who Played With & Against Each Other
Just like international cricket, Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen many brother duos playing with or against each other in several editions over the years.
The latest duo of Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal – is one such example. But let's have a look at all the brothers from different countries who have played in IPL since the its inception.Hardik and Krunal Pandya
This is the first duo that is playing in the same team and not against each other. Both Hardik and Krunal have been star performers for Mumbai Indians since previous editions of the IPL. Hardik has been part of the Mumbai setup from 2015 while his elder brother made his debut for Mumbai Indians the following year.
Both Hardik and Krunal are all-rounders and have performed their roles effectively over the years. It was Hardik who was the first one to get an India call-up and now has become an integral part of the squad in all three formats, courtesy some splendid IPL performances.
Meanwhile, Krunal made his India debut again due to his form in the IPL.
Both brothers are death-over specialists with the bat and have been finishing games for Mumbai Indians.
Dwayne Bravo has been associated with IPL since 2008 and has been a part of two of the most successful teams – Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. In the two seasons when the Super Kings were absent from the IPL roster, Dwayne turned out for now-defunct Gujarat Lions. Dwayne has played a stellar role for Chennai in his last six seasons with them and has been part of two IPL-winning campaigns.
On the other hand, Darren has not been a regular face in the tournament, as he played only one match for the Deccan Chargers in 2012. He was again picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017 but failed to leave an impression.
This year around, Darren isn’t playing in the IPL while Dwayne continues to shine with the ball and bat with the Chennai Super Kings.Irfan and Yusuf Pathan
Part of the IPL since it began, the Pathan brothers have played against each other throughout the seasons after playing in the national team together.
Irfan has been a part of five teams before he was dropped by Rising Pune Supergiant and not been picked by any team this season.
Yusuf Pathan was part of Rajasthan Royals in the first three seasons. And he lit the IPL up with his big hitting in its maiden season as Rajasthan Royals won the first edition. He couldn’t repeat his magic with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the seven seasons he was there, though. At Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2018, Yusuf is yet to make headlines.
Meanwhile, brother Irfan has played for six different teams without much success. Since last season, he has been absent from the IPL as he didn’t find any takers.
The South African cricketers have not featured in this year's IPL season but have been known faces in the previous seasons.
Morne Morkel was a regular in the playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders and was a part of the team that won the title in 2014.
Albie Morkel, on the other hand, has starred for Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant. He won two titles in 2010 and 2011 with the Chennai Super Kings.
The brothers didn’t find any takers in the last two auctions.Brendon and Nathan McCullum
It has been a completely contrasting IPL career for the McCullam brothers.
It was Brendon who set the tone in the first-ever match of the IPL, with a 73-ball 158 not out, an innings which included 13 sixes. After three seasons with Kolkata Knight Riders, Brendon joined Kochi Tuskers and the Chennai Super Kings later. For two seasons, he played for the Gujarat Lions.
Nathan has played for Pune Warriors and later for Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he started only in two matches. But unfortunately, Nathan’s IPL career never took off.
The Australian duo have been prominent members of the sides they have played for since IPL season 1.
If Micheal did decently for the Chennai franchisee, David was the only saving grace for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the first three seasons of the IPL. In 2013, Micheal brought out the best in him, as Mr Cricket smashed 733 runs for the Chennai Super Kings to win the Orange Cap – the award given to the highest run-getter every season.
In the following season, Micheal joined the Mumbai Indians, only to come back to Chennai in 2015, where he eventually ended his IPL career. Now, Micheal can be seen in the Chennai dugout as one of their coaching staff.
Meanwhile, After Kolkata, David Hussey turned out for the Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, where he didn’t enjoy the same success before he bowed out in 2014.Shaun and Mitchell Marsh
Another Australian brother duo! Shaun Marsh has been one of those unique species of cricketer in IPL, who has played for only one IPL team since making his debut. And another thing about Shaun Marsh that makes this special is that he has played the IPL from its very first season.
With 616 runs in the inaugural season in 2008, he was the highest run-scorer. Again in 2011 he had a good season with the bat. But since then, he never emulated similar form for the Kings XI. Finally, in 2018, Punjab decided to part ways with the Australian and he failed to attract any bid in the next auction. He’s been absent in IPL since then.
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