5 Father-Son Duos Who Have Played in ODI World Cup

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Father-son duos are rare in cricket, especially those who have represented their country in the ODI cricket world cup. In the 2023 ODI World Cup, Bas de Leede is playing for the Netherlands, whose father, Tim de Leede, played in the 2003 ODI World Cup. Let us look at the other five father-son duos who have played in ODI World Cup.

Top 5 Father-Son Duos Who Have Played in ODI World Cup

The following is a list of father-son duos who have represented their respective countries in the ODI World Cups:

Don and Derek Pringle

Don Pringle, an impressive fast bowler, played two ODI World Cup matches for East Africa in the 1975 World Cup. That East Africa team had players from Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda. Unfortunately, Don Pringle could not pick up even a single wicket in the two ODI World Cup matches that he played against England and India.

Derek Pringle, son of Don Pringle, made his mark for the England team and went on to play two ODI World Cups for them in 1987 and 1992. He was a very handy bowler and picked up 3 wickets in the 1992 World Cup final against Pakistan.

The Pringle father-son duo represented different countries in the ODI World Cup.

Kevin and Sam Curran

Kevin and Sam Curran is yet another father-son duo to play for two different countries in the ODI World Cup. Kevin Curran, a talented all-rounder, played for Zimbabwe in the 1983 and 1987 World Cups, where he managed to score 287 runs and pick up nine wickets in just eleven matches.

Kevin has three sons, Tom, Ben, and Sam, all of whom are active cricketers. Tom and Sam have played for England, and Sam is also a part of the 2023 ODI World Cup squad for England. Sam will be a crucial player, as he can bowl with the new ball and score some quick runs at the end of the innings. His brother, Tom, was part of England’s squad that won the ODI World Cup in 2019, but he never got to play a game.

Rod and Tom Latham

The father-son duo of Rod and Tom Lathan both played for New Zealand, and the best part is both are wicketkeeper batters. Rod was a right-handed batter who represented the New Zealand team in the 1992 ODI World Cup under the inspirational leadership of Martin Crowe.

Tom Latham, son of Rod Latham, did not get a match to play in the 2015 ODI World Cup. He is a key player in the New Zealand team and played in the 2019 edition of the ODI World Cup. Tom Latham will lead the New Zealand team in the 2023 ODI World Cup until Kane Williamson returns to the team. Tom Latham will have to be at his absolute best if New Zealand has to win its first ODI World Cup.

Chris and Stuart Broad

Chris Broad represented the England team in the 1987 ODI World Cup, where he managed to play only three matches. He only scored 67 runs and had a poor strike rate of 44.66.

Stuart Broad, son of Chris, has been an absolute superstar for the England team. In his test career, he picked up 604 wickets. Stuart Broad represented the England team in the 2007, 2011, and 2015 ODI World Cups, where he picked up 10 wickets in 10 matches. His spell of 4/15 against South Africa in the 2011 ODI World Cup was one of the finest.

Geoff, Shaun, and Mitchell Marsh

Geoff Marsh represented the Australian team in the 1987 and 1992 ODI World Cups. He had a memorable 1987 ODI World Cup where he scored 428 runs at an amazing average of 61.14. Geoff Marsh had a World Cup to forget in 1992, where he scored just 151 runs at a poor average of 30.20.

Mitchell Marsh, son of Geoff Marsh, was a part of the 2015 ODI World Cup and will now feature in the 2023 ODI World Cup. In the 2023 World Cup, Mitchell Marsh is expected to open the innings with David Warner.

Shaun Marsh, another son of Geoff Marsh, played two matches in the 2019 ODI World Cup. He scored 26 runs, and a fractured arm ruled him out of the marquee tournament. This was the last time Shaun Marsh represented the Australian team.

Concluding Thoughts on Father-Son Duos Who Have Played in ODI World Cup

Father-son duos playing international cricket is a rare occasion, especially when it comes to playing in the ODI World Cups. While some duos have played for different countries, some have played for the same country.

Also read: 5 Best All-round Performances in ODI World Cup History


Which Indian father-son duos have represented India in international cricket?

The following is a list of Indian father-son duos who have represented India at the international level:

Yograj Singh and Yuvraj Singh
Sunil Gavaskar and Rohan Gavaskar
Lala Amarnath and Mohinder, Surinder Amarnath
Roger Binny and Stuart Binny
Vijay Manjrekar and Sanjay Manjrekar

When will the final of the ODI 2023 World Cup be played?

The final of the ODI World Cup 2023 will be played on 19th November at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.