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Mark Waugh
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Mark Waugh

Australia|Allrounder
Mark Waugh

INTL CAREER: 1988 - 2002

Full Name

Mark Edward Waugh

Born

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

Age

56y 61d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium, Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

relations

(twin brother),

(brother),

(brother)

TEAMS

The twin brother of Steve, Mark Waugh was one of the world's most elegant and gifted strokemakers. His game was characterised by an ability to drive, cut, pull and loft the ball so effortlessly that it could make him look disdainful of the talents of bowlers. Waugh made his name as a middle-order player for New South Wales in the late 1980s, twice winning the Sheffield Shield Cricketer of the Year titles as he built and maintained a first-class average in excess of fifty. Although he lived in the shadow of his more famous brother for a number of seasons, progression to international cricket was inevitable. The only sour note when his promotion eventually came, for the fourth Test of the 1990-91 series against England, was that it arrived at Steve's expense. Critics took issue with Waugh's apparent loss of concentration at times and his capacity to occasionally succumb to lazy-looking shots. The weakness was on show most evidently during his disastrous 1992-93 tour to Sri Lanka when he scored four successive Test ducks, but it would be hard to find a player more difficult to contain when in full flight. To complement his batting skills, he offered handy part-time bowling as a medium-pacer-cum-offspinner and a remarkable penchant for spectacular saves and catches - he had few rivals to match his freakish brilliance in the field. His many highlights included a world-record partnership of 464 for the fifth wicket with Steve for New South Wales against Western Australia in 1990-91; his sterling 138 on Test debut; three commanding centuries as an opener at the 1996 World Cup tournament; and 126 to seal the Frank Worrell Trophy in West Indies in 1995. The lowest moment came in late 1998 when it emerged that he and Shane Warne accepted money from an Indian bookmaker during a tour of Sri Lanka four years earlier. A laconic, unassuming character, Waugh announced his retirement from international cricket without fuss in October 2002 after losing his place in the Test squad to play England. He played on for two seasons at New South Wales, but his elegant best was behind him.
John Polack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test128209178029153*41.811536052.272047844411810
ODI24423620850017339.351105376.901850651571080
FC3685917526855229*52.04811334520
List A434417421466317339.1027852000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test12812848532429595/405/7341.163.0082.20110
ODI24412036872938855/245/2434.564.7843.30110
FC3681580885252086/6840.983.2376.0030
List A434693557861735/245/2433.445.0040.00210
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Photos


Australia's selectors - Mark Waugh, Rod Marsh and Trevor Hohns - during the Hobart Test
Darren Lehmann has a chat with Mark Waugh
Darren Lehmann, Mark Waugh and Michael Clarke inspect the pitch
Mark Waugh, the Australia selector, has a word with Fawad Ahmed
Cricket Australia selector Mark Waugh at the game
Mark Waugh and Belinda Clark pose during the 2014 Australian Cricket Hall of Fame announcement