Mark Waugh

Country: Australia
Born: June 02, 1965, Canterbury, Sydney, New South Wales
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium, Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Allrounder

Mark Waugh Bio

Mark Edward Waugh, popularly known as Mark Waugh, was a gifted and elegant cricketer from Australia. Born on June 2, 1965, in Canterbury, New South Wales, Mark possessed immense talent and was regarded as one of the most stylish strokemakers in the world.

In the late 1980s, Waugh rose to prominence as a middle-order batsman for New South Wales. He consistently displayed exceptional skills and technique, which earned him two Sheffield Shield Cricketer of the Year titles. With a first-class average exceeding fifty, Mark established himself as a force to be reckoned with in Australian cricket.

Having a twin brother who was already a cricketing sensation, Mark initially lived in the shadow of Steve Waugh. However, his talent and dedication saw him progress to international cricket, making his debut in the fourth Test of the 1990-91 series against England. Although critics sometimes pointed out his occasional loss of concentration and tendency to play lazy shots, Waugh’s natural ability to effortlessly drive, cut, pull, and loft the ball overshadowed such flaws.

In full flight, Waugh was an unrivaled batsman, making it incredibly challenging for bowlers to contain him. His brilliance on the field was further complemented by his excellent part-time medium pace and off-spin bowling, as well as his remarkable fielding skills. Mark had a knack for saving runs and taking extraordinary catches that few could match.

Throughout his career, Waugh had many memorable moments. Notable among them was his world-record partnership of 464 for the fifth wicket with his brother Steve for New South Wales against Western Australia in 1990-91. He also made a sterling century on his Test debut and scored three commanding centuries as an opener in the 1996 World Cup. Additionally, Waugh’s outstanding knock of 126 helped seal the Frank Worrell Trophy in the West Indies in 1995.

However, there were also lows in Waugh’s cricketing journey. One such moment came in late 1998 when it was revealed that he and Shane Warne had accepted money from an Indian bookmaker during a tour of Sri Lanka four years prior. This revelation tarnished their reputations and cast a shadow over their careers.

Despite these challenges, Mark remained a laconic and unassuming character both on and off the field. In October 2002, he announced his retirement from international cricket without any fuss, after losing his place in the Test squad to play England. He continued playing for two more seasons at New South Wales before eventually hanging up his boots.

Although his form may have dipped in his later years, there is no denying the immense talent and contributions Mark Waugh made to Australian cricket. His stylish strokeplay and exceptional fielding abilities will be remembered by fans and experts alike. Mark Waugh, the elegant batsman and extraordinary fielder, will forever hold a special place in the history of Australian cricket.

Mark Waugh Career Stats

Mark Waugh Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 128 209 17 8029 153* 41.81 15360 52.27 20 47 844 41 181 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 244 236 20 8500 173 39.35 11053 76.9 18 50 651 57 108 0
FC 368 591 75 26855 229* 52.04 - - 81 133 - - 452 0
List A 434 417 42 14663 173 39.1 - - 27 85 - - 200 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mark Waugh Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 128 128 4853 2429 59 5/40 5/73 41.16 3 82.2 1 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 244 120 3687 2938 85 5/24 5/24 34.56 4.78 43.3 1 1 0
FC 368 - 15808 8525 208 6/68 - 40.98 3.23 76 - 3 0
List A 434 - 6935 5786 173 5/24 5/24 33.44 5 40 2 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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