Shane Watson      

Full name Shane Robert Watson

Born June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 33 years 191 days

Major teams Australia, Hampshire, New South Wales, Queensland, Rajasthan Royals, Sydney Sixers, Tasmania

Nickname Watto

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 1.83 m

Shane Robert Watson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 54 101 3 3480 176 35.51 6570 52.96 4 22 454 31 39 0
ODIs 178 157 24 5421 185* 40.75 6036 89.81 9 31 539 123 61 0
T20Is 48 46 3 1156 81 26.88 803 143.96 0 10 88 69 15 0
First-class 128 227 19 8959 203* 43.07 20 49 101 0
List A 248 224 32 7447 185* 38.78 8671 85.88 11 43 83 0
Twenty20 143 138 16 3752 101 30.75 2661 140.99 1 26 338 190 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 54 83 5021 2290 70 6/33 6/51 32.71 2.73 71.7 1 3 0
ODIs 178 153 6178 5064 164 4/36 4/36 30.87 4.91 37.6 3 0 0
T20Is 48 40 756 958 39 4/15 4/15 24.56 7.60 19.3 1 0 0
First-class 128 11450 5942 204 7/69 29.12 3.11 56.1 7 1
List A 248 8118 6785 209 4/36 4/36 32.46 5.01 38.8 3 0 0
Twenty20 143 116 2291 2811 115 4/15 4/15 24.44 7.36 19.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 24, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 23, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 9, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 23, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 9, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/39, 25, 0/27, 0 Australia v India Brisbane 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2149
14, 0/13, 33, 0/6 Australia v India Adelaide 9 Dec 2014 Test # 2148
0/5 NSW v South Aust Sydney 25 Nov 2014 FC
0/11, 82 Australia v South Africa Sydney 23 Nov 2014 ODI # 3551
0/25, 19 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 21 Nov 2014 ODI # 3549
40, 0/47 Australia v South Africa Canberra 19 Nov 2014 ODI # 3548
11 Australia v South Africa Perth 16 Nov 2014 ODI # 3546
13, 1/48 Australia v South Africa Perth 14 Nov 2014 ODI # 3545
5 Australia v South Africa Sydney 9 Nov 2014 T20I # 409
30 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 7 Nov 2014 T20I # 408
Profile

To conquer international cricket, Shane Watson first had to beat his fragile body. Despite boasting an athletic figure made for photo shoots, Watson's frame was so brittle it threatened to break him. He refused to give up. Not through recurrences of back stress fractures, hamstring strains, calf problems, hip complaints, a dislocated shoulder or a suspected heart attack that turned out to be food poisoning.

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Timeline
    • March 15, 2001
      The journey begins
      • After leaving his home state of Queensland, Watson joins Tasmania to fast-track his first-class entry. Is rewarded with a century in his fifth game, with 105 against South Australia.
    • March 24, 2002
      One-day entrance
      • A year later he is picked for Australia's one-day outfit, scoring 2 on debut and going wicketless in South Africa. Is talent-spotted with the 2003 World Cup in mind, but ultimately misses out with stress fractures of the back. The same injury riddled his teenage years and flares again late in 2008. "He has all the attributes," notes Alan Davidson that year. "A fine physical specimen, good athlete; just give him time."
    • 2003-04 season
      Runs pile up
      • Scores four hundreds from No. 4 for Tasmania, and smashes an unbeaten 300 in a club game for Lindisfarne. Then, irked by opposition attempts to thwart him reaching his triple, storms to 7 for 29 with the ball.
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Dec 25, 2014

Shane Watson and his son Will at Australia's Christmas lunch, Melbourne, December 25, 2014

Shane Watson and his son Will at Australia's Christmas lunch

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Dec 23, 2014

Shane Watson after being struck in the helmet by a bouncer at training, Melbourne, December 23, 2014

Shane Watson after being struck in the helmet by a bouncer at training

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Dec 20, 2014

Shane Watson skies Ishant Sharma to be caught behind, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 4th day, December 20, 2014

Shane Watson skies Ishant Sharma to be caught behind

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Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2002

Australian One-Day International Player of the Year - 2011, 2012

Australian Test Player of the Year - 2011

Allan Border Medal - 2010,2011

Australian Twenty20 International Player of the Year - 2012, 2013

Results
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane - Mar 16-19, 2012
Queensland won by 3 wickets
Queensland v South Aust at Brisbane - Mar 8-10, 2012
Queensland won by an innings and 91 runs
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne - Mar 8-10, 2012
Victoria won by 5 wickets
Tasmania v West Aust at Hobart - Mar 8-10, 2012
Tasmania won by 8 wickets
West Aust v Victoria at Perth - Mar 1-4, 2012
Victoria won by 212 runs
NSW v Queensland at Sydney - Mar 1-4, 2012
Match drawn
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