11 Prominent Sibling Duos in Women’s Cricket

We have witnessed many duo of brothers in cricket belonging to the same family represent their country at the International level, like the Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal), and the Pathans (Yusuf, Irfan) playing for India, Curran brothers (Sam, Tom) from England and so on. Similarly, we also have a duo of sisters who are playing cricket. So let’s see 11 Prominent Sibling Duos in Women’s Cricket.

11 Prominent Sibling Duos in Women's Cricket
11 Prominent Sibling Duos in Women’s Cricket

Amelia Kerr and Jess Kerr (New Zealand):

Amelia Kerr is the younger sister of Jess Kerr and is a very handy allrounder, while Jess Kerr is a right-arm medium pacer and both of these sisters are actively playing for the New Zealand women’s team at the international level. Amelia made her International debut for the White Ferns on 9th November 2016 against Pakistan, at a very young age (15 years). She holds the record for scoring the highest aggregate score as a maiden hundred.

Jess Kerr made her international debut on January 27, 2020, in an ODI against South Africa. She has picked up 43 wickets at an average of 23.76 and an exceptional economy of 4.22 in 31 innings. Her best performance with the ball for New Zealand came on 11th December 2022 against Bangladesh when she returned with match figures (10-4-23-4). In the T20I format, she has picked up 17 wickets with an economy of 6.16 in 29 innings.

Alex Blackwell and Kate Blackwell (Australia):

Apart from being a duo of sisters, they became the first identical twins to play cricket for Australia at the international level. Alex Blackwell made her international debut in 2003 in an ODI against England, while she was also involved in the highest 10th-wicket partnership.

Kate Blackwell made her international debut on 13th December 2004 in an ODI against India. She was also involved in the third-highest partnership (112 runs) for the eighth wicket. The Blackwell sisters (Alex and Kate) played their first Test together in 2006 against India.

Kathryn Bryce and Sarah Bryce (Scotland):

Sarah Bryce is the younger sister of Kathryn Bryce. The wicket-keeper batter made her international debut on 7th July 2018 in a T20I against Uganda. She holds the record for being involved in the most number of dismissals (5) in an innings in T20 internationals. She is also the record holder for the most number of stumpings (4) in an inning in T20Is.

Kathryn Bryce made her International debut on 7th July 2018 in a T20I against Uganda. She has the 4th highest batting average (39.90) in T20Is. In the T20I format, she has scored 1197 runs at a strike rate of 104.08 in 43 innings. Her tally of runs included 10 half-centuries with the bat. Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up 46 wickets at an average of 13.47 and an economy of 4.30 in 44 innings.

In the ODI format, she has scored 301 runs at a sensational average of 60.20 in five innings. Her tally of runs includes four half-centuries. Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has picked up five wickets in four innings for her side.

Cecelia Joyce and Isobel Joyce (Ireland):

We have another pair of twin sisters playing together at the international level. Cricket runs in the veins of the Joyce family, apart from the duo of the Joyce sisters, the Joyce brothers Dom and Edmund Joyce also represented Ireland at the International level.

Cecelia made her international debut on 14th July 2001 against Australia. Isobel Joyce made her international debut on 26th June 1999 against India. She is the 10th youngest player to make her debut in the Test format.

Grace Harris and Laura Harris (Australia):

We have another destructive pair of sisters who have represented Australia at the international level. The 30-year-old all-rounder is a younger sister to Laura Harris. She made her international debut for Australia on 19th August 2015 in a T20I against Ireland. She has scored 474 runs at an impressive strike rate of 164.01 and an average of 22.57 in 29 innings. Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up nine wickets with the ball in 13 innings. She made her ODI debut on 2nd February 2016 against India. She has scored 15 runs in six innings. Apart from her ability to contribute with the bat, she has also picked up 11 wickets in nine innings so far with the ball for her side.

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Meg Lanning and Anna Lanning (Australia):

The former Australian skipper Meg Lanning made her international debut on 30th December 2010 in a T20I against New Zealand. She scored 3405 runs at a strike rate of 116.37 and an impressive average of 36.61 in 121 innings. Her tally of runs included 15 half-centuries and a couple of centuries in the T20I format. Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up four wickets in three innings with the ball.

She made her ODI debut on 5th January 2011 against England. She scored 4602 runs at a strike rate of 92.20 and a sensational average of 53.51 in 102 innings. Her tally of runs includes 21 half-centuries and 15 centuries in the One Day format. She has also picked up one wicket in seven innings with the ball.

She made her Test debut on 11th August 2013 against England. She scored 345 runs in 12 innings at an average of 31.36. Her tally of runs includes a couple of half-centuries. She stunned the whole cricket fraternity by announcing her retirement from International cricket on 9th November 2023.

The 30-year-old middle-order batter Anna Lanning is the younger sister of Meg Lanning. She has been around the Australian domestic circuit for a while. She made her Women’s Big Bash League debut while representing the Melbourne Stars on 5th December 2015 against the Brisbane Heat. She scored 273 runs in 29 innings. She moved to Melbourne Renegades in the year 2019. She made her Melbourne Renegades debut on 23rd November against Melbourne Stars. She scored 101 runs in five innings for the Melbourne Renegades. She moved back to the Melbourne Stars in the year 2020.

Kycia Knight and Kyshona Knight (West Indies):

The 32-year-old twin sisters have both represented the West Indies at the international level. The wicket-keeper batter Kycia Knight made her international debut on 28th August 2011 in an ODI against Pakistan. She scored 1327 runs in 80 innings. Her tally of runs includes a couple of half-centuries in the format.

She made her T20I debut on 6th September 2011 against Pakistan. She scored 801 runs in 65 innings. Her tally of runs includes a couple of half-centuries to her name. Kyshona Knight made her international debut on 13th January 2013 in an ODI against South Africa. She scored 851 runs in 48 innings. Her best performance with the bat for her side came on the 15th of July 2021 against Pakistan when she scored 88 runs at a strike rate of 62.85. She made her T20I debut on 19th January 2013 against South Africa. She has scored 546 runs in 51 innings.

Gaby Lewis and Robyn Lewis (Ireland):

Next on the list are the Lewis sisters from Ireland. The 23-year-old young sensation made her International debut on 9th September 2014 in a T20I against South Africa. She has scored 2030 runs at a strike rate of 114.49 and an impressive average of 27.43 in 87 innings. Her tally of runs includes 12 half-centuries and a century in the format for her side. She has also picked up three wickets with the ball. She made her ODI debut on 5th August 2016 against South Africa. She has scored 1175 runs at an average of 31.37 in 41 innings. She has scored eight half-centuries in the format for her side. Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up 10 wickets with the ball in 17 innings.

Robyn Lewis is the elder sister of Gaby Lewis. She made her International debut on 5th December 2015 in a T20I against Bangladesh. She has scored five runs and picked up one wicket with the ball for her side. She made her ODI debut on 8th February 2017 against Sri Lanka. She has played a couple of matches and picked up one wicket with the ball.

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Louise Little and Hannah Little (Ireland):

We have another pair of sisters, the Little sisters from Ireland. The 22-year-old pace-bowling all-rounder made her international debut on 8th August 2019 in a T20I against the Netherlands. She has just played four matches so far for Ireland.

The 21-year-old bowling all-rounder Louise Little is the younger sister of Hannah Little. She made her international debut on 11th May 2017 in an ODI against South Africa. She has played six matches so far and scored 13 runs in five innings. She has also picked up one wicket with the ball in six innings. She made her T20I debut on 26th May 2019 against the West Indies.

Iris Zwilling and Mikkie Zwilling (Netherlands):

Next on the list are the Zwilling sisters from the Netherlands. The 22-year-old batting all-rounder Iris Zwilling is the younger sister of Mikkie Zwilling. Iris Zwilling made her International debut on 26th June 2019 in a T20I against Scotland. She has scored 470 runs at a strike rate of 86.87 in 40 innings. Her tally of runs includes a couple of half-centuries for her side. Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up 52 wickets at an average of 16.84 and an economy of 5.18 in 50 innings.

She made her ODI debut on 22nd August 2022 against Ireland. She has scored 92 runs in nine innings so far for her side. Apart from her contributions with the bat, she has also picked up 19 wickets with the ball so far at an average of 14.68 and an exceptional economy of 3.48 in nine innings so far.

The 24-year-old left-arm pacer Mikkie Zwilling is an elder sister of Iris Zwilling. She made her International debut on 9th August 2019 in an ODI against Scotland. She has picked up five wickets in five wickets in five innings so far with the ball for her side.

Heather Siegers and Silver Siegers (Netherlands):

The next on the list are the Sieger sisters from the Netherlands. The 27-year-old wicket-keeper batter Heather Siegers is currently the skipper of the Netherlands women’s cricket team. She made her International debut on 7th July 2018 in a T20I against the United Arab Emirates. She has scored 794 runs at a strike rate of 108.46 in 46 innings. Her best performance with the bat in the format came on 25th August 2023 against Jersey when she scored 88 runs at an impressive strike rate of 149.15. Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up 18 wickets at an average of 20.22, a strike rate of 19.5 and an economy of 6.22 in 20 innings. Adding to her cricketing prowess, she has also been brilliant, from behind the stumps with the gloves in hand for her side.

She made her ODI debut on 20th November 2022 against Thailand. She has scored 105 runs at a strike rate of 86.06, and at a good average of 21 in just five innings with the bat in the format so far. The 24-year-old spin-bowling all-rounder Silver Siegers is the younger sister of the Netherlands skipper Heather Siegers. She made her International debut on 8th July 2018 in a T20I against Bangladesh.

She has picked up 26 wickets with the ball at an average of 26.23, and an economy of 6.12 in 34 innings in the format so far. Apart from her exploits with the ball, she has also scored 32 runs in 13 innings so far with the bat for her side. She made her ODI debut on 22nd August 2022 against Ireland. She has picked up three wickets at an economy of 5.50 in four innings with the ball and has scored 8 runs in four innings with the bat so far for her side.

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