Steve Waugh to mentor Aussies in Ashes
Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh is all set to be a mentor of the Australian team in the upcoming Ashes series between England and Australia.
Australia are having a good run so far in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They were the first team to qualify for the semi-finals. Following the mega event, Aussies will stay at England for another challenge, historic Ashes series between England and Australia.
Ahead of the historic test series, former Australian captain, Steve Waugh is all set to assist the Australian head coach Justin Langer as a mentor of the team. It’s the almost similar position of another former captain Ricky Ponting in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“I know it is something that ‘JL’ and myself have been quite big on, that is to try and get some of our past legends in and around the team,” Paine said on the Cricket Australia website late Wednesday.
“During the World Cup as well, we have had Ricky (Ponting), and now with the Test series, we are very fortunate to have Steve Waugh who is, obviously, a legend and is going to be great service for me as a leader and captain. I think to have someone like him around during a Test series is going to be great for our whole group,” he added.
Steven Waugh went on to play 168 Test matches in which he played 46 against England. Waugh scored 10927 runs at an impressive average of 50.59 and he is regarded as one of the most successful captains of the most successful team. The much-anticipated Test series will start on August 1st at Edgbaston.