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Waugh name returns to SCG through Austin

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh's son Austin is on the Aussies' team list as one of their emergency fielders for the fourth Test against India at the SCG.

Waugh name returns to SCG through Austin

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh's son Austin is on the Aussies' team list as one of their emergency fielders for the fourth Test against India at the SCG.

Laureus Academy Member STEVE WAUGH is interviewed during the Laureus Sport for Good Global Summit in partnership with Allianz at INSEP in Paris, France.
Laureus Academy Member STEVE WAUGH is interviewed during the Laureus Sport for Good Global Summit in partnership with Allianz at INSEP in Paris, France. Picture:Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for Laureus

The famous Waugh name has returned to the Australian team's dressing room at the SCG, with Steve's son Austin listed as an emergency fielder for the fourth Test against India.

Fifteen years after his father and former captain Steve played his last Test on the same ground against the same team in 2004, Austin sat on the boundary and at times ran drinks for Australia on Thursday.


It is common practice for the Australian side to call upon young local players as emergency fielders and extra members of the squad, especially with the willingness to release dropped players back to the Big Bash League.

Waugh is seen as one of the emerging talents in NSW, having represented Australia at last year's under-19s World Cup.

The 19-year-old also took a fantastic catch at the SCG just last month, playing alongside Steve Smith in Sutherland's Twenty20 grade cricket title success at the ground.

It is more likely he or one of the two other young emergency fielders would be called upon later in the match, once the official 12th man Peter Siddle is released back to Adelaide in the BBL.

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