Full Name Steve Waugh
Born June 2, 1965
Canterbury
Age 52 Years, 1 Months, 24 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Teams Played Australia, Ireland, Australia A, Kent, Young Australia, New South Wales, Australia, Somerset, Australian XI
Man of the Match Test - 14, ODI - 21, World Cup - 3,
Career Span [Test, 1985 - 2004], [ODI, 1986 - 2002], [World Cup, 1987 - 1999],

There was a time when Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara had to battle with Steve Waugh for the best Test batsman spot, and Waugh's consistency at winning matches for his teams stood him out in from the rest.

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Steve Waugh Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 168 260 46 10927 200 v WI 32 50 1175 20 51.06 48.64 112 0
ODI 325 288 58 7569 120* v SA 3 45 530 68 32.90 75.91 111 0
World Cup 33 30 10 978 120* v SA 1 6 73 13 48.90 81.02 14 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 150 1300.5 332 3445 92 5/28 v SA 5 3 37.44 2.64 84.83
ODI 207 1480.3 56 6761 195 4/33 v SL 9 0 34.67 4.56 45.55
World Cup 26 173.1 7 814 27 3/36 v PAK 1 0 30.14 4.70 38.48

Steve Waugh Profile

There was a time when Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara had to battle with Steve Waugh for the best Test batsman spot, and Waugh's consistency at winning matches for his teams stood him out in from the rest.

Starting his career as a bowling all-rounder, his ability to bowl at the death of ODIs and remain cool under pressure earned him the sobriquet of Iceman and played a huge role in winning the 1987 Reliance Cup for Allan Border and Australia. A form slump meant that he was dropped in the early 1990s to be replaced by his twin brother Mark, but that only went a long way in resurrecting his technique and causing heartaches to opposition bowlers. An apparent suspect against the short ball, the bowlers from around the world would target the man's rib cage, Waugh would continue getting hit and fending deliveries off awkwardly, but not get out, in the end tiring out all of them in this fashion. His tough as nails attitude rubbed onto his other team mates as well, and a skipper, Waugh led his team to a record 16 consecutive Test triumphs.

Steve Waugh’s more than 10, 000 runs in Test cricket had come in all kinds of situations; batting with tail enders, batting with backs to the wall, and even batting with career-threatening injuries. But all of this was overshadowed somewhat by the sledging – under the guise of ‘mental disintegration’ – that he so indulged in. His words to Herschelle Gibbs in the World Cup 1999 match when the latter dropped his catch, “You have dropped the World Cup mate” have been immortalized forever. Waugh played his last international game in a Test match against India in 2003-04.

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