Steve Waugh captained Australia to unparalleled success earning 168 Test caps along the way.

So when it comes to talking Test match batting there are few better experts and so it proved when we invited “Tugga” into the Ashes Zone for a masterclass.

Click on the video above to watch Waugh, who was joined by a fellow legend of the game in Ricky Ponting, reflect on how competitive yard cricket with his brothers paved the way for a supreme international career in which he scored nearly 11,000 Test runs at 51 and captained Australia to Cricket World Cup success.

The 54-year-old discusses how he gave up playing semi-professional football to pursue a career in cricket and how the influence of Bob Simpson played a major role in his development as a player.

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Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson gives a bowling masterclass in the Ashes Zone

Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson gives a bowling masterclass in the Ashes Zone

Waugh – wearing Steve Smith’s gloves for the demo – talks us through his technique, including his tips for staying mentally fresh at the crease and the basics of the set-up.