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5 famous pairs of brothers who have played Test cricket together

Ram Kumar
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Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh were the most prolific brothers to play cricket

Playing cricket with siblings would inevitably be among the most enduring memories for the vast majority of the game's ardent supporters. While most of those might have been restricted to just backyard/outdoor matches, there have also been several examples of brothers graduating to the international arena and gaining widespread popularity.

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In no particular order, here are five such instances when famous pairs of brothers played Test cricket together.


#5 Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh

Unarguably, Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh remain the best pair of brothers to ever play the game. Amassing more than 18000 Test runs and 52 centuries between them, the twins were instrumental to Australia's dominance during the late 90s and early 2000s.

By the time Mark made his Test debut, Steve had already bagged 42 caps and proved his utility as a seam all-rounder. However, a sudden dip in form resulted in the latter facing the axe during the 1990/91 season. Ironically, Steve was replaced in the lineup by his twin brother.

Eventually, the duo established themselves in the Australian set-up and featured in a whopping 108 Tests together. Mark was captained by his twin brother in 40 of those matches.

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