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On the subject of Australia, the next tradition revolves around the cloth caps worn by all their players, known as the Baggy Green.
A source of tremendous national pride among Australians, the cult of the green cap gathered momentum under captain Mark Taylor and was given even greater precedence by his successors Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting.
From the early 1990s onwards, a practice emerged under Australian players never to replace the Baggy Green they were awarded on debut, with its level of disrepair a sign of seniority.
Waugh especially was proud to wear the same Baggy Green through his 17-year Test career, despite criticism from former Australian batsman Neil Harvey, who described his hat (per BBC Sport) as “bloody terrible.”
Another tradition surrounding the Baggy Green takes place during Australia’s first session in the field in a Test match, as every player wears their green cap as a show of solidarity.
Even players like Shane Warne, who preferred a floppy sun hat, would take part in the ritual, showing the enormous sense of pride that all Australian players take from the Baggy Green.