Shane Watson      

Full name Shane Robert Watson

Born June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 33 years 73 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 52 97 3 3408 176 36.25 6414 53.13 4 22 443 30 35 0
ODIs 173 152 24 5256 185* 41.06 5827 90.20 9 30 524 120 60 0
T20Is 45 43 3 1074 81 26.85 734 146.32 0 10 83 66 15 0
First-class 125 223 19 8887 203* 43.56 20 49 97 0
List A 241 217 32 7165 185* 38.72 8300 86.32 11 41 79 0
Twenty20 140 135 16 3670 101 30.84 2592 141.58 1 26 333 187 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 79 4813 2205 69 6/33 6/51 31.95 2.74 69.7 1 3 0
ODIs 173 149 6070 4933 163 4/36 4/36 30.26 4.87 37.2 3 0 0
T20Is 45 39 750 945 39 4/15 4/15 24.23 7.56 19.2 1 0 0
First-class 125 11224 5852 203 7/69 28.82 3.12 55.2 7 1
List A 241 8010 6654 208 4/36 4/36 31.99 4.98 38.5 3 0 0
Twenty20 140 115 2285 2798 115 4/15 4/15 24.33 7.34 19.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2005 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 24, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka, Apr 1, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai, May 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8, 0/33 Royals v Mum Indians Mumbai 25 May 2014 T20
0/16, 0 Royals v Kings XI Mohali 23 May 2014 T20
5 Royals v Mum Indians Ahmedabad 19 May 2014 T20
51 Royals v Super Kings Ranchi 13 May 2014 T20
0/35, 1 Royals v RCB Bangalore 11 May 2014 T20
3/13, 11 Royals v Sunrisers Ahmedabad 8 May 2014 T20
31, 3/21 Royals v KKR Ahmedabad 5 May 2014 T20
0/11, 16* Royals v Daredevils Delhi 3 May 2014 T20
33, 0/26 Royals v KKR Abu Dhabi 29 Apr 2014 T20
1/5, 24 Royals v RCB Abu Dhabi 26 Apr 2014 T20
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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May 25, 2014

Aditya Tare celebrates Mumbai Indians' stunning win as a dejected Shane Watson walks by, Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2014, Mumbai, May 25, 2014

Aditya Tare celebrates Mumbai Indians' stunning win as a dejected Shane Watson walks by

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May 13, 2014

Shane Watson is bowled after he made a 36-ball 51, Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2014, Ranchi, May 13, 2014

Shane Watson is bowled after he made a 36-ball 51

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May 13, 2014

Shane Watson opened the innings and struck a half-century, Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2014, Ranchi, May 13, 2014

Shane Watson opened the innings and struck a half-century

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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

Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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