I’m not normally one to boast but I do feel that as I was so accurate with a previous prediction, that I would like to present a quote from my newsletter of 13 March 2003 regarding the playing future of Stephen Waugh:

“… the form is on the board. He must be selected. The choice is his.

The incentives are there:

If Australia wins the next series against the West Indies in the Caribbean, Australia returns to the top of the ICC Test Championship table.

After that come some easy beats and a chance to return the average to fifty plus. We play our first home, winter series in the Top End when we take in Bangladesh in June. This will present Waugh with the opportunity of becoming the first batsman to compile inning of 150 plus against all Test playing nations.

We take on Zimbabwe, at home, at the beginning of next summer and Australia will end the year on top of the Test Championship.
Waugh can then choose where to go from there – probably to retire at the end of that summer.”

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