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Waugh returns to give Australia an Ashes lift

BD News 24 – Waugh had left the squad after the first two tests as scheduled but has rejoined the group ahead of the fourth test at Old Trafford starting on Wednesday.

Summary

  • Waugh had left the squad after the first two tests as scheduled but has rejoined the group ahead of the fourth test at Old Trafford starting on Wednesday.
  • With the series locked at 1-1, one victory in the next two tests will ensure Australia retain the urn in England for the first time since Waugh’s side triumphed 4-1 in 2001.
  • “We asked him to stay for the third test, but he had to go back for a function,” Australia coach Justin Langer told reporters in Manchester.
  • Having Waugh in the backroom staff, much like Ricky Ponting taking on an assistant coaching role during the World Cup, was a priority for Langer after he faced many testing moments during his first year as coach.
  • “Guys like Punter (Ponting) and Steve Waugh, not only do they have a great presence in the group, but they are great psychologists,” Langer added.


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