International cricket is the topmost level for any cricketer to showcase his skills. The Indian cricket team has gained much popularity over the last few decades, while Australia and England have been Ashes rivals for a long time. Even teams from South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies, and Bangladesh have been quite successful on the cricket field.
The cricket matches happen at packed venues, and millions of fans tune in to watch the games. Thus, the cricketers are quite popular in the world. Every fan wants to know more about their favorite cricketer. It is highly likely every cricketer would have a sibling, who would possible be very proud of the way his brother performs at the global level.
In this article, we will look at the lesser-known brothers of the top five international cricketers.
5. James Pattinson – Darren Pattinson
The cricket fans who closely follow The Ashes series can never imagine two players from same family playing for different teams. However, in the Pattinson family, this case exists. James Pattinson is a well-known Australian fast bowler, who recently played for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020.
James has an elder brother named Darren Pattinson, who is 41 years old. Darren played one Test match for England against South Africa in 2008. He bagged two wickets in his only Test match.
4. Joe Root – Billy Root
Joe Root is the captain of the England cricket team. The right-handed batsman has began his 2021 season in a dream fashion, with back-to-back big scores in Test cricket. Joe became the first batsman to score a double hundred in his 100th Test match.
Joe Root has a brother named Will Thomas Root aka Billy Root. Billy is younger than Joe. Like his elder sibling, Billy plays cricket. While he is yet to make his international debut for England, Billy has scored 1,751 runs in 33 first-class matches.
3. Kane Williamson – Logan Williamson
Kane Williamson is the skipper of the New Zealand cricket team. The Kiwi captain has made a name for himself with his brilliant performances in all formats of the game. Williamson has also captained the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
It might surprise a few fans that Kane has a twin brother named Logan Williamson. Logan is one minute younger than Kane. Not much is known about Logan, but the fans have seen him with Kane on social media posts.
2. Sam Curran – Ben Curran
Many cricket fans would know that Sam Curran is the son of former Zimbabwean cricketer Kevin Curran. Kevin has three sons – Sam, Tom, and Ben. Sam and Tom have played international cricket for the England cricket team, while Ben is still to make his debut.
Ben is trying his best to gain a place in the international team. Recently, he moved to Zimbabwe and began playing domestic cricket there. It will be interesting to see if Ben would play for Zimbabwe in future.
1. AB de Villiers – Wessels and Jan
AB De Villiers with his two brothers Wessels de Villiers and Jan de Villiers. pic.twitter.com/XV6kQf8T1n— swagcricket (@swagcricket) February 11, 2021Advertisement
Imagine being the brother of Mr.360 AB de Villiers. Many fans might not have an idea that the former South African wicket-keeper batsman has two brothers, named Wessels de Villiers and Jan de Villiers.
Both of them are elder to AB de Villiers. The former South African skipper has retired from all formats of the game now. However, there are some reports claiming that he might return to play in the ICC T20 World Cup.