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The Investec Ashes

Watson to help fill Harris gulf

Jul 6, 2015: Shane Watson's greater experience of England and his capacity to bowl some of the kinds of spells Ryan Harris might have delivered for Australia appears set to squeeze him into the first Test team ahead of Mitchell Marsh

Daniel Brettig in Cardiff

Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 2nd day

History repeats itself as Westley makes Australians toil

Jul 2, 2015: A decade after a young Alastair Cook smote the Australians to all parts of Chelmsford, another youthful Essex opener in Tom Westley did much the same

Daniel Brettig in Chelmsford

Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 1st day

Red-hot Marsh turns up heat on Watson

Jul 1, 2015: On the hottest July day in England since records began, it was hard to know what was at a higher temperature - a sweltering Chelmsford crowd or the scything blade of Mitchell Marsh

Daniel Brettig at Chelmsford

The Investec Ashes 2015

Johnson can 'reopen' English scars - McGrath

Jun 29, 2015: Glenn McGrath believes Mitchell Johnson "has to play" the first Test of the Investec Ashes series and that he can "reopen the scars" he inflicted in England during the last series in Australia

George Dobell

The Investec Ashes 2015

Watson, Marsh duel 'tight' - Lehmann

Jun 28, 2015: Shane Watson and Mitchell Marsh will face-off once again for the allrounder's berth in Australia's final warm-up ahead of the first Investec Test against England in Cardiff

Daniel Brettig in Canterbury

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 3rd day

Mitchell Marsh edges ahead in Test battle after ton

Jun 27, 2015: Mitchell Marsh has done everything within his power to press for a spot in Australia's first Test XI, leaving Shane Watson to prove his fitness as a bowler next week or risk being dropped from the side

Daniel Brettig in Canterbury

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 2nd day

Johnson fires up but Watson, Marsh miss out

Jun 26, 2015: Where Mitchell Johnson signalled his intent to again dent England neither Shane Watson nor Mitchell Marsh were able to push ahead as the allrounder most likely to take a pivotal place in Australia's first Test X

Daniel Brettig in Canterbury

Australia in West Indies 2015

No Harris, no problem for Australia attack

Jun 15, 2015: With no weak links in the four-man bowling unit that took on the West Indies, the availability of Ryan Harris for the Ashes will give the Australian selectors much to ponder

Daniel Brettig

Australia in West Indies 2015

Watson available for first West Indies Test

May 27, 2015: Australia allrounder Shane Watson is set to join the Test squad in the West Indies on Wednesday, following the birth of his second child in Sydney

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in West Indies 2015

Watson's Test availability uncertain

May 23, 2015: Shane Watson's availability for the first Test against West Indies in Dominica remains unclear as he prepares for the birth of his second child in Sydney

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Bangalore

Quitting captaincy gave Watson freedom - Dravid

May 17, 2015: Rahul Dravid, the Rajasthan Royals mentor, has said that Shane Watson's move to hand over the franchise's captaincy to Steven Smith has given him more freedom to perform his all-round duties

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Bangalore

Mount Watson overflows with runs

May 16, 2015: Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson are polar opposites technically but achieved the same devastating effect for Rajasthan as part of five takeaways from the Royals win

Devashish Fuloria in Mumbai

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2015, Chennai

We all appreciated Watson's decision - Morris

May 11, 2015: Chris Morris, the Rajasthan Royals fast bowler, has said Shane Watson had handed the team's captaincy to Steven Smith to concentrate more on his batting and bowling

ESPNcricinfo staff

'No doubt in my mind that Steve will be the next captain'

Apr 29, 2015: Shane Watson and Steven Smith talk about winning the World Cup at the MCG, what lies ahead for Australia, and Rajasthan Royals' chances in the IPL this season

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Australia news

England won't come close to us in Ashes - Smith

Apr 28, 2015: Steven Smith and Shane Watson are convinced Australia are on course to retain the Ashes in England later in the summer

Gaurav Kalra

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2015, Ahmedabad

Watson, Rahane hand CSK a thrashing

Apr 19, 2015: Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane made light work of Chennai Super Kings' 156 for 4, each hitting sparkling seventies in a breezy 144-run stand to maintain Rajasthan Royals' winning streak

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

IPL 2015

Royals prepared for new homes - Dravid

Apr 6, 2015: Rahul Dravid, the team mentor, admitted that they were getting used to their adopted homes

Amol Karhadkar

Australia news

Watson hopes for more ODI hurrahs

Mar 30, 2015: Shane Watson hoped he will not be following Michael Clarke in having the 2015 World Cup final as his last ODI

Brydon Coverdale

World Cup 2015

Umpires right to rap Wahab, Watson

Mar 23, 2015: Here's the important detail many of us overlooked: Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson had been fined for an incident in the 33rd over, much after that enthralling spell

Gaurav Kalra

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide

Wahab and Watson sanctioned by ICC

Mar 21, 2015: Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson have both been sanctioned by the ICC for their part in a fiery and memorable confrontation in the quarter-final between Australia and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval

Daniel Brettig
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