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Waugh hopes for pressure-free comeback to ODI team

Published: Friday, July 26, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Chennai, Gutsy Australian batsman Steve Waugh has said he does not want to put too much pressure on himself to win back his place in the country's One-day squad.

"I think if I focus too much on just getting back into the World Cup side, I'll lose track of where I'm going," said Waugh, axed from the national One-day squad early this year after scoring 7,569 runs in 325 matches. But the 37-year-old stressed he had not lost hope of staging a comeback. "I want to make sure I play as long as I can," said Waugh when asked whether he was confident of forcing his way back into the One-day squad. "I just want to go out and try to enjoy my cricket. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself," Waugh said, adding he had to work on a couple of things like footwork to enhance his chances. "Cricket is a mind game at this stage," the Australian Associated Press quoted Waugh as saying on Friday. "You don't lose technique all of a sudden. It's just a matter of how you're thinking and getting your head cleared. That's the biggest hurdle."

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