Who are the best cricket couples in the world?
There is no doubt that celebrity couples attract a lot of attention due to their fame, status and power. Famous cricket couples are no different, with most of them being well-known across the globe. There are many types of cricket couples and in this article we will explore the top 10, across a range of categories. These categories include cricketers who married cricketers, same-sex cricket couples and mega-celebrity cricket couples.
So, who makes our top 10?
10. Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu
Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu feature at number 10 on our list of famous cricket couples. They were engaged together in 2014 and later tied the knot in 2017. New Zealand legalised same-sex marriage in 2013 and the couple were soon married. Having been together since 2010, it is fair to say that they make a great couple.
The pair announced a baby girl in January 2020 named Grace Marie Satterthwaite. The pair both represent New Zealand in international cricket, with Amy being older and more experienced. She is a fantastic top-order batsman, while Lea is a good bowler.
9. Katherine Brunt and Natalie Sciver
Katherine Brunt and Natalie Sciver announced their engagement in October 2019 and are number nine on our list of famous cricket couples. They were very open about their relationship and said that they wanted to “Be a role model for boys and girls around the world who wanted to be who they are.”
Both are cricketers who play for England and they helped the nation win the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. The Tokyo-born Sciver is a fantastic all-rounder in all-formats of the game but particularly in ODI cricket. Katherine Brunt is also a top-quality all-rounder in all three formats of the game but specialises more in bowling.
8. Dane Van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp
Dane Van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp both currently represent South Africa and are fantastic cricketers. They register as a same-sex couple, having tied the knot in July 2018. They have been married together for nearly 3 years. Van Niekerk is a leg-spinning all-rounder, who has played 102 ODIs and 83 T20Is. She has scored nearly 2000 runs in both formats and picked up nearly 200 wickets in both formats combined.
Kapp has scored over 2000 ODI runs and almost 1000 T20I runs. Like her partner, she has picked up nearly 200 wickets in both formats combined.
7. Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy
Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy are most notable couple, whereby the husband and the wife are both cricketers. Alyssa Healy is the niece of former Australian cricketer, Ian Healy. The couple tied the knot together in April 2016. Both have represented Australia for over a decade in international cricket and have played extremely well.
Starc was the joint-highest wicket-taker at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, guiding Australia to the trophy. Recently, Alyssa Healy won the Women’s World T20 with Australia. She top-scored in the final to help her country cruise past India.
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6. Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 25, 2020
Both Mumbai Indians and India fans will be very familiar with this couple. Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh have been together since 2015 and were best friends prior to that. They are a famous couple, in the fact that they are well known worldwide.
Rohit Sharma plays cricket for India in all three formats of the game as an opening batsman, while Ritika Sajdeh is a sports manager. The pair have one baby named Samaira, who was born in December 2018.
5. Ben Stokes and Clare Ratcliffe
Ben Stokes can't play cricket.
So he does the next best thing: get married!
He married his fiancee Clare Ratcliffe on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/ad5aryai7W
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 15, 2017
The England cricketer Ben Stokes married Claire Ratcliffe in October 2017 and the pair are number 5 on our list of famous cricket couples. She is a primary school teacher and the couple have two children together, named Libby and Layton. They first got engaged in 2013 and met when Claire went to watch a country cricket game in 2010, that featured Ben Stokes.
Ben and Claire are perhaps the most well-known English cricketing couple. They stood together during Ben Stokes’ trail in 2017, where he was proved not guilty of affray.
4. David Warner and Candice Warner
— Candice Warner (@CandiceWarner31) March 27, 2021
David and Candice Warner are number four on our list of famous cricket couples. perhaps best known for their antics on social media and the fact that they both like to workout. The couple are fitness freaks and have amazing physiques, through years of hard work. Candice Warner is a retired professional iron-woman and a surf life saver.
The couple have three kids together, Ivy Mae, Indi Rae and Isla Rose. David Warner revealed that he met his wife, Candice Falzon via social media (Twitter) in 2013. After his incident in the 2013 Ashes, she messaged him on twitter and the pair became friends. Their relationship grew after that and they were married two years later in 2015.
Thanks to their fitness regime, David Warner and Candice Falzon both make a very handsome cricket couple.
3. AB De Villiers and Danielle De Villiers
Love of my life. All smiles when you’re around @danielledevilliers pic.twitter.com/Qv8CCO730d
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) December 14, 2019
AB de Villiers is married to Danielle de Villiers and the couple have three children together. Their names are Abraham, John Richard and Yente. The South African met his wife in 2007, when “Mr 360” had just started playing international cricket. He attended a lunch meeting which was hosted by Danielle’s parents and the pair met because of that.
The pair are well-known all over the world and especially in India, where they get a huge fanfare when they visit yearly because of AB de Villiers’ participation in the Indian Premier League.
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2. MS Dhoni and Sakshi Dhoni
MS Dhoni's wife #Sakshi Dhoni wrote a beautiful message for her husband and also revealed a few changes the former India skipper has gone through in last one year#MSDhoni #Dhonibirthday #MSDhonibirthday #HappyBirthdayDhoni https://t.co/CU5rwfDhAl
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) July 7, 2020
MS Dhoni is married to Sakshi Dhoni and the pair tied the knot in July 2010. They met in 2007, when Sakshi was an intern at a hotel that MS Dhoni was staying in. India were playing Pakistan at the time in Kolkata. MS Dhoni openly said that he found her “very cute.”
The pair have two children together. Ziva Dhoni, their daughter is an internet sensation and has over 1.5 million followers on social media. Sakshi Dhoni and Ziva Dhoni regularly follow Mahendra around, during the Indian Premier League.
1. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are number one on our list of famous cricket couples. Their fame and popularity is at an incredibly high level, especially in India. Kohli is arguably the best batsman in the world and Anushka is one of the most successful Indian actresses currently.
Kohli and Anushka met for the first time in 2013 and the pair admit that they had an immediate connection because they were able to talk about life comfortably together and how they both became famous from seemingly middle-class backgrounds. The couple tied the knot in December 2017, in Italy.
They now have one child together. Vamika Kohli, their daughter was born in January 2021. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma both make a very handsome cricket couple.
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