Speakers Profile - Mark Waugh

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The twin brother of current Australian captain Steve, Mark Waugh is one of the world's most elegant and gifted strokemakers.

His game is characterised by an ability to drive, cut, pull and loft the ball so effortlessly that it can even make him look disdainful of the talents of bowlers at times.

Waugh made his name as a middle order player for New South Wales in the late 1980s, twice winning Sheffield Shield Cricketer of the Year titles as he built and maintained an average in excess of fifty throughout his formative years in the first class arena.

To complement his batting skills, he offers handy part-time bowling talents as an off spinner and a remarkable penchant for effecting spectacular saves and catches; indeed, he has few rivals who match his freakish brilliance in the field.

A veteran of over 100 Test matches, and one of only seven Australian players to reach the milestone, Mark is currently in his 123rd Test for his country and has compiled over 7800 runs. Furthermore, he is the leading run scorer for Australia in One Day cricket history with 8500 and holds the record for the most runs in a One Day match by any Australian of 173 runs.

A legend of the game of cricket, Mark Waugh will remain, forever, amongst the greatest players ever to wear green and gold.