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Shane Watson

Shane Watson could have been one of Australia's most lethal weapons between 2005 and 2010 had it not been for his recurring injuries. On his day, he is a man who can single handedly put up a biog total for his team and then follow it up with a bowling spell that may not be destructive but enough to soften the team up for someone else to finish the job. Watson had to change his training, give up alcohol and bring a general shift to his lifestyle so as to overcome his injury issues. He was finally chosen to open for Australia in the 2009 Ashes. He repeatedly got out in the 80's and 90's and finally got his test century against Pakistan at the MCG. He was a prominent figure in an Australian side that was in transition following the retirement of the likes of Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist and was given the Test captaincy in 2013. Watson is known for his big hitting in the shorter formats of the game and his total of 189 against Bangladesh was the highest by any Australian batsmen in ODIs.


"Ill" Shaw out of IPL, hints DC assistant coach Watson

May 12, 2022 8:59 pm

Shaw missed the team's last three matches and after its win against against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, DC skipper Rishabh Pant said the Mumbaikar could be suffering from typhoid.

From Chahal to Chandila: Watch Rajasthan Royals' record of hattricks in IPL

April 19, 2022 6:00 pm

With five hattricks, Rajasthan Royals have the most hattricks in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL 2022: Shane Watson reckons MI made wrong move by spending Rs. 15.25 cr on Ishan Kishan

April 16, 2022 1:32 pm

Winless so far in five matches, MI has been struggling to put together a winning combination after they spent Rs 15.25 crore to get Ishan and Rs 8 crore to buy Jofra Archer, who is still recovering from elbow surgery.

Shane Watson picks Virat Kohli ahead of Smith, Root, Williamson and Babar

April 14, 2022 7:12 pm

Regarding Pakistan skipper Babar, who he has kept at number two, Watson noted, "Babar Azam is playing incredibly well".

IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals rope in Shane Watson as new assistant coach

March 15, 2022 2:49 pm

The 40-year-old joins the Delhi capitals coaching staff comprising Ricky Ponting (head coach), Pravin Amre (assistant coach), Ajit Agarkar (assistant coach) and James Hopes (bowling coach).

Shane Watson suggests split coaches for Australia, says 'one coach for every format not sustainable'

February 18, 2022 9:42 am

Shane Watson also named his choice of candidates to replace Justin Langer as the head coach of Australian cricket team.

Watson says Hazlewood hard bowler to face due to his "control over ball", compares him with McGrath

October 14, 2021 4:03 pm

The 30-year-old Hazlewood was the pick of the CSK bowlers in their four-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the IPL Qualifier 1 on Sunday though he is exactly not on fire in the tournament.

Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja criticise new BBL rules

November 17, 2020 4:23 pm

Watson expressed his views on the three rule changes and said that the organisers are 'trying to reinvent the wheel when the wheel was not broken'.

Shane Watson in IPL: Revisit the two-time winner's best performances over the years

November 03, 2020 5:03 pm

Shane Watson helped Rajasthan Royals win the inaugural IPL title in 2008, when he was adjudged player of the tournament, and also won the 2018 crown with Chennai Super Kings. 

Shane Watson formally announces retirement from all forms of cricket

November 03, 2020 3:14 pm

Shane Watson, who was bought by CSK two years ago, had already retired from international cricket in 2015. He played a vital role in the Chennai-based franchise's third IPL title win in 2018.


Shane Watson draws curtains on Test career

September 06, 2015 8:06 pm

Shane Watson amassed 3,731 runs for Australia in Test cricket which included 4 centuries.