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Australia call-up Steve Waugh for words of wisdom
Published : Thursday, 19 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 8

ADELAIDE, MAR 18: Australia have called up former captain Steve Waugh for advice as they prepare for the World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.
Waugh, 49, a veteran of four World Cups and part of the winning squad twice in 1987 and as captain in 1999, had a dinner meeting with the entire squad on Tuesday night and was also present at the nets on Wednesday.
"It was good to sit down over dinner with him and just chat about cricket and World Cups," opening batsman Aaron Finch revealed.
"He's obviously captained a winning one and played in another one as well. There are not many better-credentialed players to talk to about it. Guys just threw a few questioned at him."
Finch said Waugh told them playing and doing well under pressure was expected from international teams especially when it came to a knock-out game like the one on Friday.
"The beauty with our team is that we don't fear losing," he said. "Yes it's a knock-out, but as soon as you're worried about losing a game you tighten up and you don't play with your natural flair.
"Steve was great with his chat last night. He said there is a reason why there is pressure because you are expected to perform and you are expected to do well.
"So we're excited about that challenge and we're not fazed about losing."    AFP








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