A batsman who played for two countries, is a part of the T20 World Cup, his brother and two sisters are also international cricketers

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. There are some families in cricket whose two or more members have played at the international level. Some families are seen carrying forward the legacy of cricket. In these families, grandfather, father and son all three have played top level cricket. In this sequence, pairs of two, three and four brothers have also shown their mettle in international cricket. Some brother pairs have played international cricket for India, the prominent ones being Mohinder-Surinder Amarnath, Irfan-Yusuf Pathan and Hardik-Krunal Pandya.

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Prominent names among the trio of brothers who have played cricket at the international level are Australia's Chappell brothers – Ian, Greg and Trevor, while four members each from Pakistan's Mohammad and Sri Lanka's Ranatunga families have played for their country. Four brothers from the Mohammad family – Wazir, Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq played for Pakistan in international cricket. Similarly, four brothers from the Ranatunga family, Dhammika, Arjun, Nishanth and Sanjeev played for Sri Lanka.

In this fraternity of cricketers, there is a family whose two brothers and two sisters have represented the country at the international level. The matter does not end here. One of these four siblings has played international cricket for two countries and has also been a part of ODI-T20 World Cup. We are talking about the famous Joyce family of Ireland.

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The Joyce family has remained popular in Ireland
The most famous face of the Joyce family, Edmund Christopher Joyce aka Ed Joyce, has not only played for Ireland and England in international cricket but has also scored six centuries in ODIs. Ed's younger brother Dominic Ignatius Joyce, aka Dom Joyce, has also played three ODIs for Ireland. Ed's elder brother Augustin alias Gus Joyce has also played first-class matches. Sisters also did not lag behind brothers in this matter. Ed's two sisters, Isobel Joyce and Cecilia Joyce, have also represented Ireland in international cricket. Isobel and Cecilia are twins. The Joyce family is extremely popular in Ireland due to their cricketing skills.

Two brothers made their debut in the same match with teams from different countries
We are talking about Ed Joyce, who played the most international cricket from the Joyce family. Born in Dublin, Ed has four brothers and four sisters. Everyone has great passion for cricket. Ed was the first to enter international cricket. Ed, who was instrumental in helping Ireland qualify for the 2007 World Cup, moved to England in search of a better career and opportunities and played his first World Cup (ODI) for this country in 2007. Ed made his ODI debut for England on 13 June 2006 against Ireland. Interestingly, in this ODI he was playing for England while his younger brother Dom was playing for Ireland. This match became quite interesting because two brothers were playing for different countries.

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Ed Joyce played in three World Cups, one for England and two for Ireland.

Dublin-born Ed Joyce (left) played international cricket for England and Ireland. Ed Joyce/X

Ed played in three ODI World Cups, of which he was a member of the England team in the 2007 World Cup, while in 2011 and 2015 he was a member of his native Ireland team. In the 2007 World Cup, Ed scored 152 runs in 5 matches at an average of 30.40, in the 2011 World Cup he scored 176 runs in 6 matches at an average of 29.33 and in the 2015 World Cup he scored 246 runs in 6 matches at an average of 41.00. Playing for Ireland, he also scored a century against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.

Scored one century for England and 5 centuries for Ireland in ODIs.
In his international career from 2006 to 2018, Ed played 78 ODIs and scored 2622 runs at an average of 38, which included 6 centuries. Out of these, he has scored one century while playing for England and five centuries while playing for Ireland. Talking about both the countries, playing for England, Ed Joyce scored 471 runs in 17 ODI matches at an average of 27.70 (top 107) and playing for Ireland, he scored 2151 runs in 61 ODI matches at an average of 41.36 (top) 160. *). Make He played his last ODI for Ireland in March 2018 against Zimbabwe.

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Played in 2012 and 2014 T20 World Cup
On 15 June 2006, Ed made his T20 debut for England. He did not get a chance to bat in this match against Sri Lanka. Ed played two T20 matches for England and 16 T20 matches for Ireland. Overall, in 18 T20 matches, he scored 405 runs (one half-century) at an average of 33.75, including 1 in an innings in two matches for England, and 404 runs in 16 matches for Ireland. He also played for Ireland in the 2012 and 2014 T20 World Cups. Scored 33 runs at an average of 16.50 in two matches of 2012 and 93 runs at an average of 31 in three matches of 2014. After the Sylhet match against Netherlands in T20 World Cup 2014, Ed could never play T20I. Ed played his last international match in a Test against Pakistan in May 2018. In this test between Ireland and Pakistan, Ed scored 4 runs in the first innings and 43 runs in the second innings. Pakistan team won this match by 5 wickets.

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Both twin sisters had long international careers
The international career of Dom Joyce, brother of Ed Joyce, was limited to three ODI matches. Right-handed batsman Dom scored 29 runs in three ODIs for Ireland. Sister Isobel played one Test, 79 ODIs and 55 T20 matches for Ireland as an all-rounder from 1999 to 2018. He took 6 wickets in the only test. 995 runs and 66 wickets in 79 ODIs and 944 runs and 33 wickets in 55 T20s are recorded in Isobel's name. The other sister Cecilia was a part of the Ireland team as an opener from 2001 to 2018. During this period, Cecilia scored 1172 runs with the help of three half-centuries in 57 ODI matches and 659 runs with the help of one half-century in 43 T20I matches.

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