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Shane Watson      

Full name Shane Robert Watson

Born June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 32 years 304 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 127 122 15 3430 101 32.05 2396 143.15 1 24 314 173 40 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 127 106 2159 2633 108 4/15 4/15 24.37 7.31 19.9 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 Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka, Apr 1, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/25 Australia v Bangladesh Dhaka 1 Apr 2014 T20I # 396
1/36, 1 Australia v India Dhaka 30 Mar 2014 T20I # 393
2, 0/11 Australia v West Indies Dhaka 28 Mar 2014 T20I # 388
1/38, 4 Australia v Pakistan Dhaka 23 Mar 2014 T20I # 381
27, 0/23 Australia v New Zealand Fatullah 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
0/11, 35 Australia v South Africa Centurion 14 Mar 2014 T20I # 365
0/14, 2 Australia v South Africa Durban 12 Mar 2014 T20I # 363
40, 1/34, 25, 0/6 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
0, 1/35 Australia v England Adelaide 26 Jan 2014 ODI # 3463
0/36, 0 Australia v England Melbourne 12 Jan 2014 ODI # 3454
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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Apr 16, 2014

Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson at a training session, Navi Mumbai, April 11, 2014

Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson at a training session

© Rajasthan Royals

Mar 28, 2014

Mitchell Starc gets a pat on his back after he dismissed Dwayne Smith, Australia v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, March 28, 2014

Mitchell Starc gets a pat on his back after he dismissed Dwayne Smith

© Getty Images

Mar 28, 2014

Denesh Ramdin flicks the bails to stump Shane Watson, Australia v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, March 28, 2014

Denesh Ramdin flicks the bails to stump Shane Watson

© AFP

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 6-9, 2014
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 13-17, 2014
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 20, 2014
NPS v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 20, 2014
Australia A v NPS at Darwin
Jul 22, 2014
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