Australian cricketer, and captain of the Australian team from February 1999 until his retirement in 2004. A right-handed batsman and medium pace bowler, he captained Australia to victory in the 1999 World Cup. In the period up to March 2001, he led his team to a record 16 consecutive Test victories.
Test cricket (1985-2004)
appearances: 168; batting: runs: 10,927; average: 51.06; not out: 46; 100s: 32; best: 200 (v. West Indies 1995); bowling: overs: 1,300.5; wickets: 92; runs: 3,445; average: 37.44; best: 5-28 (v. South Africa 1994); catches: 112
One-day internationals (1986-2002)
appearances: 325; batting: runs: 7,569; average: 32.90; not out: 58; 100s: 3; best: 120 not out (v. South Africa 1999); bowling: overs: 1,480.3; wickets: 195; runs: 6,761; average: 34.67; best: 4-33 (v. Sri Lanka 1988); catches: 111
All first-class cricket (1984-2004)
appearances: 356; batting: runs: 24,052; average: 51.94; not out: 88; 100s: 79; best: 216 not out (v. Western Australia 1990); bowling: overs: 2.904.4; wickets: 249; runs: 8,155; average: 32.75; best: 6-51; catches: 273
Wisden Cricketer of the Year
Until Australia's 1989 tour of England when he scored his first Test century, his reputation mostly rested on a number of match-winning performances in One-day internationals. However, he matured into one of the finest batsmen in Test cricket and became only the second player in Test history to score 10,000 runs. In the 1990-91 season, playing for New South Wales against Western Australia, Waugh and his brother Mark Waugh established a first-class record fifth wicket partnership of 464 runs. In 1999, he became the first player to complete a century against all seven Test-playing countries.
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