5 cricketers whose fathers also represented their nation

5 cricketers whose fathers also represented their nation

Geoff Marsh's two sons- Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh played for Australia.

David Bairstow - Jonny Bairstow
David Bairstow – Jonny Bairstow (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

One of the rarest commodities in cricket is the father-son duo who get to play international cricket in different eras. It does not happen often and it takes a lot of effort to ensure two players represent the nation inside a family. It cannot get prouder for the family and has always been one of the most fascinating things in the game.

In the current era, the competition for spots in the national teams has become quite intense and it demands a unique level of skill set to get into the side. As a result, not many domestic cricketers have had the chance to represent their nation despite performing outstandingly well thereby, reducing the number of father-son duos in international cricket.

5 cricketers whose fathers also played for the same nation

Roger Binny – Stuart Binny

Roger Binny - Stuart Binny
Roger Binny – Stuart Binny. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Roger Binny was in and out of the Indian side but he portrayed his all-round skills whenever he was selected. The right-arm medium seamer had the ability to swing the ball both ways and was a useful batter in the middle order. He was part of India’s World Cup-winning squad in 1983 which will be remembered for a long time.

Roger played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs over the period 1979 to 1987 and the Karnataka lad scored six half-centuries in his international career alongside picking up wickets regularly. His son Stuart Binny represented India in all the formats and had a similar kind of role in the team as his father.

Stuart, known more for his batting skills, came into the Indian side on the back of some good IPL performances and he was expected to slot in as the all-rounder. However, he bowled one of the most amazing spells against Bangladesh in an ODI where he picked up 6/4 to record a memorable victory. He went on to play six Tests, 14 ODIs, and three T20Is for India until he announced his retirement in 2021.

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