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Steve Waugh      

Full name Stephen Rodger Waugh

Born June 2, 1965, Canterbury, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 44 years 228 days

Major teams Australia, Ireland, Kent, New South Wales, Somerset

Playing role Lower middle order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - DP Waugh, Twin brother - ME Waugh

Stephen Rodger Waugh
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 22461 48.64 32 50 1175 20 112 0
ODIs 325 288 58 7569 120* 32.90 9971 75.91 3 45 530 68 111 0
First-class 356 551 88 24052 216* 51.94 79 97 273 0
List A 436 393 81 11764 140* 37.70 13 67 150 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 168 150 7805 3445 92 5/28 8/169 37.44 2.64 84.8 4 3 0
ODIs 325 207 8883 6761 195 4/33 4/33 34.67 4.56 45.5 3 0 0
First-class 356 17428 8155 249 6/51 32.75 2.80 69.9 5 0
List A 436 11245 8607 257 4/32 4/32 33.49 4.59 43.7 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1985 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan 9, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Perth, Feb 3, 2002 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984/85 - 2003/04
List A span 1984/85 - 2003/04
Profile

Steve Waugh is the ultimate evolved cricketer. Thrown to the wolves at 20, he flailed at all bowling, sent down bouncers at Viv Richards, and tasted Ashes defeat. Then he helped win a World Cup and made 393 runs before losing his wicket in England in 1989 - but admitted that he did not understand his own game, and 18 months later lost his place to his minutes-younger twin, Mark. It was his catharsis. Upon his recall, he minimalised his batsmanship, forgoing risk and waiting for the loose ball, which he still punished severely. He was all but forced to give up bowling by back problems. A series of epic innings ensued, none better than his 200 in Jamaica in 1994-95 to speed Australia to an historic series win, or his twin hundreds at Old Trafford to turn the 1997 Ashes series. He succeeded Mark Taylor as Test captain in 1999, and began with a torrid 2-2 draw in the Caribbean, but later led Australia boldly in 15 of their world-record 16 successive Test victories. With Shane Warne, he turned Australia's form around so completely in the 1999 World Cup that they won it, and he became (with Tom Moody) one of only two Australians to win the trophy twice. But he was denied the opportunity to defend his title when he was unceremoniously axed from the one-day side, like Taylor before him, following Australia's poor showing in the 2001-02 VB Series. He railed against his omission, but even he couldn't reverse it. He continued as Test captain, though, winning yet another Ashes series in 2002-03, and continuing (after frenzied debate) for the West Indian tour that followed Australia's 2003 World Cup win under Ricky Ponting. An inveterate sightseer, Waugh wrote a series of successful tour diaries, helped set up a charity for the daughters of lepers in Calcutta, and subscribed fervently to the power of the mind. At 36, he won the Allan Border Medal as Australia's best player of 2001. He finally retired at the end of the 2003-04 series against India, bowing out with 80, his last shot an untypical heave to backward square leg.

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1989

Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year 2000-01

Allan Border Medal 2001

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Oct 9, 2009

Steve Waugh talks to aspiring cricketers during a coaching camp, New Delhi, India

Steve Waugh talks to aspiring cricketers during a coaching camp

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Oct 4, 2009

Steve Waugh plays golf at the Alfred Dunhill Golf Championship, Carnoustie, Scotland, October 4, 2009

Steve Waugh plays golf

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Jul 14, 2009

Steve Waugh speaks at the MCC World Cricket Committee meeting, London, July 14, 2009

Steve Waugh speaks at the MCC World Cricket Committee meeting

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