Steve Waugh

Australia|Middle order Batter
Steve Waugh
INTL CAREER: 1985 - 2004
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Full Name

Stephen Rodger Waugh

Born

June 02, 1965, Canterbury, Sydney, New South Wales

Age

58y 264d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

RELATIONS

(twin brother),

(brother),

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(son)

Steve Waugh was the ultimate evolved cricketer. Thrown to the wolves at 20, he flailed at 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 the 1989 Ashes - 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, Waugh 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 a 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 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 and Tom Moody became the first 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.

Waugh continued as Test captain, though, winning yet another Ashes series in 2002-03, and continuing for the tour of the West Indies 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.

Steve Waugh Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests168260461092720051.062246148.6432501175201120
ODIs325288587569120*32.90997175.91345530681110
FC3565518824052216*51.94--7997--2730
List A4363938111764140*37.70--1367--1500

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests16815078053445925/288/16937.442.6484.8430
ODIs325207888367611954/334/3334.674.5645.5300
FC356-1742881552496/51-32.752.8069.9-50
List A436-1124586072574/324/3233.494.5943.7400
Stephen Rodger Waugh

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Recent Matches of Steve Waugh

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
NSW vs Queensland65 & 90/8 & 0/1304-Mar-2004SydneyFC
NSW vs Tasmania50*--22-Feb-2004SydneyList A
NSW vs South Aust35--17-Feb-2004SydneyFC
NSW vs South Aust14--15-Feb-2004SydneyList A
NSW vs Queensland8 & 28--01-Feb-2004BrisbaneFC

Photos of Steve Waugh

Allan Border and Mark Taylor tell stories at the state memorial for Shane Warne
Steve Waugh attends the premiere of The Test: A New Era for Australia's Team
Nathan Lyon and Steve Waugh hold up a baggy green
Nathan Lyon doffs his hat as Steve Waugh looks on
Steven Smith and Steve Waugh pose at stumps
The presence of former players such as Steve Waugh has helped share the burden on Justin Langer