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Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO is a former Australian cricketer and twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh. A right-handed batsman, he was also a medium-pace bowler.

Steve Waugh
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Personal information
Full name Stephen Rodger Waugh
Born (1965-06-02) 2 June 1965 (age 51)
Canterbury, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Tugga
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations DP Waugh, ME Waugh (brothers)
International information
National side
Test debut 26 December 1985 v India
Last Test 2 January 2004 v India
ODI debut 9 January 1986 v New Zealand
Last ODI 3 February 2002 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 5
Domestic team information
Years Team
1984/85–2003/04 New South Wales
2002 Kent
1998 Ireland
1987–1988 Somerset
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 168 325 356 436
Runs scored 10,927 7,569 24,052 11,764
Batting average 51.06 32.90 51.94 37.70
100s/50s 32/50 3/45 79/97 13/67
Top score 200 120* 216* 140*
Balls bowled 7,805 8,883 17,428 11,245
Wickets 92 195 249 257
Bowling average 37.44 34.67 32.75 33.49
5 wickets in innings 3 0 5 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/28 4/33 6/51 4/32
Catches/stumpings 112/– 111/– 273/– 150/–
Source: Cricinfo, 31 December 2004

Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO (born 2 June 1965) is a former Australian cricketer and twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh. A right-handed batsman, he was also a medium-pace bowler.

Born in New South Wales, with whom he began his first class cricket career in 1984, he captained the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004, and was the most capped Test cricket player in history, with 168 appearances, until Sachin Tendulkar of India broke this record in 2010. Thought of in the early stages of his career as only a "moderately talented" player, at one point losing his Test place to his brother Mark, he went on to become one of the leading batsmen of his time. He is one of only 12 players to have scored over 10,000 Test runs, led Australia to fifteen of their record sixteen consecutive Test wins, and to victory in the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

He was named Australian of the Year in 2004 for his philanthropic work, and inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in front of his home fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2010.

Waugh has been included in a list of one hundred Australian Living Treasures by the National Trust of Australia, awarded the Order of Australia and the Australian Sports Medal. Known as an attacking and sometimes ruthlessly efficient captain, Waugh rebuffed criticism over "manipulation of the points system" during the Cricket World Cup to ensure his team's progression, and was often critical of the media. Described in 2003 as a "cold-blooded, scientific" leader, cricket columnist of The Times Simon Barnes noted that "Waugh wants to defeat you personally." At the end of his final Test match, Waugh was carried by his teammates in a lap of honour around the Sydney Cricket Ground.