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Steve Waugh      

Full name Stephen Rodger Waugh

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

Current age 49 years 179 days

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

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - DP Waugh, Brother - DJ Waugh, Twin brother - ME Waugh

In a nutshell Steve Waugh, the embodiment of true Australian grit, evolved from a raw 20-year-old talented batsman and medium-pacer into a cricketer who eliminated risk from his game. He led Australia in 15 of their world-record 16 consecutive Test wins and to the 1999 World Cup title, playing 168 Tests and collecting 10,927 runs on the way More

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 debut 1984/85
Last First-class New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Mar 4-7, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1984/85
Last List A New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Feb 22, 2004 scorecard
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.

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Gideon Haigh on Steve Waugh

One hundred per cent Australian

The martial air of his name extended to the field, where he was as ruthless and relentless as he was self-effacing off of it

Stats analysis

An Ashes superstar and more

Waugh was outstanding against England, and his batting stats in his last 11 years were among the best in the world

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Nov 27, 2014

Steve Waugh at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, where Phillip Hughes was treated for a head injury, November 27, 2014

Steve Waugh at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney

© AFP

Nov 6, 2014

Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Allan Border and Steve Waugh with the World Cup trophy, Sydney, November 6, 2014

Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Allan Border and Steve Waugh with the World Cup trophy

© Getty Images

Jul 21, 2014

Steve Waugh with children at the Magic Bus Learning and Development Centre, Raigad, July 21, 2014

Steve Waugh with children at the Magic Bus Learning and Development Centre

© Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1989

Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year 2000-01

Allan Border Medal 2001

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Australia v India at Brisbane
Dec 4-8, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST)
NSW v Queensland at Sydney
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST)
Tasmania v South Aust at Hobart
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST)
West Aust v Victoria at Perth
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST)
2nd Test: Australia v India at Adelaide
Dec 12-16, 2014 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST)
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