Mark Waugh Bio

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Ex Australian right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler Mark Edward Waugh

He was born in Canterbury Hospital in Campsie, New South Wales, Australia, on June 2, 1965. Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has a twin brother named Mark.

Background

Mark was drawn to sports at a young age, along with his siblings, and he came from a family that was interested in sports.

He was selected for the national under-19 squad, which will compete in Test and ODI series.

During the 1983-84 season, Mark scored his first First XI century. Both brothers were named to the New South Wales state team at the start of the 1984–85 season.

Club career

Mark made his debut against Tasmania at the TCA Ground in Hobart. On that day, Mark caught his first fish with Roger Woolley.

He was named Sheffield Shield player of the year in both 1987–88 and 1989–90 seasons.

Waugh replaced Australian captain Allan Border for a brief period at Essex County Cricket Club in England in 1988, following just one full season of Sheffield Shield cricket.

Waugh made his limited-overs debut against Nottinghamshire at Colchester in August.

He got off to a poor start in Essex, with just a 77 against Derbyshire in his first six innings.

Waugh then scored his first first-class county century against Hampshire in late June, making 109 at Ilford. In a one-day match against Glamorgan, he scored 112* once more.

Waugh scored 172 of the 301 balls delivered in the first Sheffield Shield match of the season, his best first-class score to date.

Against Sri Lanka, he scored 42 runs and took three wickets.

He hit 46 and 18 when taking 1/31 and 2/34 against Queensland and posted an undefeated 100 against Victoria.

Waugh was the highest scorer in the Sheffield Shield, with an overall rate of 80.85.

Debut

In the 1990–91 Ashes series, Waugh was eventually selected for his Test debut.

With a square drive late on the first day of the fourth Test against England at the Adelaide Oval, he scored his maiden century.

Waugh scored 67 runs off 66 balls in the first ODI at Sabina Park in Kingston.

At Queens Park Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, the twin brothers played their first Test match together in the Third Test, where Waugh top-scored with 64 runs in the first innings and took his first Test wicket, Curtly Ambrose.

Waugh scored 139* from 188 balls in the series’ fifth Test at St. John’s, Antigua.

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