Shane Watson      

Full name Shane Robert Watson

Born June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 34 years 80 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 59 109 3 3731 176 35.19 7094 52.59 4 24 483 31 45 0
ODIs 189 168 27 5718 185* 40.55 6327 90.37 9 33 569 129 64 0
T20Is 49 47 3 1164 81 26.45 808 144.05 0 10 90 69 16 0
First-class 137 241 19 9451 203* 42.57 20 54 109 0
List A 259 235 35 7744 185* 38.72 8962 86.40 11 45 86 0
Twenty20 154 148 17 4107 104* 31.35 2923 140.50 2 27 377 204 45 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 59 93 5495 2526 75 6/33 6/51 33.68 2.75 73.2 1 3 0
ODIs 189 163 6466 5342 168 4/36 4/36 31.79 4.95 38.4 3 0 0
T20Is 49 41 768 991 39 4/15 4/15 25.41 7.74 19.6 1 0 0
First-class 137 12164 6294 210 7/69 29.97 3.10 57.9 7 1
List A 259 8406 7063 213 4/36 4/36 33.15 5.04 39.4 3 0 0
Twenty20 154 127 2477 3113 121 4/15 4/15 25.72 7.54 20.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2005 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Cardiff, Jul 8-11, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 24, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 3, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v Australia at Cardiff, Aug 31, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Northamptonshire v Australians at Northampton, Aug 14-16, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 3, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Australia at Cardiff, Aug 31, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6, 2/39 Australia v England Southampton 3 Sep 2015 ODI # 3680
0/33, 8 Australia v England Cardiff 31 Aug 2015 T20I # 453
26*, 0/12 Australia v Ireland Belfast 27 Aug 2015 ODI # 3679
0/54, 20 Australians v Northants Northampton 14 Aug 2015 FC
61, 1/30 Australians v Derbyshire Derby 23 Jul 2015 FC
0/24, 30, 0/23, 19 Australia v England Cardiff 8 Jul 2015 Test # 2170
52, 0/17, 6, 0/15 Australians v Essex Chelmsford 1 Jul 2015 FC
21, 81 Australians v Kent Canterbury 25 Jun 2015 FC
25, 0/10, 1/3 Australia v West Indies Kingston 11 Jun 2015 Test # 2166
0/11, 11, 0/6 Australia v West Indies Roseau 3 Jun 2015 Test # 2164
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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Sep 3, 2015

Shane Watson picked up key wickets, England v Australia, 1st ODI, Ageas Bowl, September 3, 2015

Shane Watson picked up key wickets

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Sep 3, 2015

Shane Watson was left stranded after a poor call from Matthew Wade, England v Australia, 1st ODI, Ageas Bowl, September 3, 2015

Shane Watson was left stranded after a poor call from Matthew Wade

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Aug 31, 2015

Shane Watson dragged on for 8,  England v Australia, only T20, Cardiff, August 31, 2015

Shane Watson dragged on for 8

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Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2002

Australian One-Day International Player of the Year - 2010,2011, 2012

Australian Test Player of the Year - 2011

Allan Border Medal - 2010,2011

Australian Twenty20 International Player of the Year - 2012, 2013

Tour Results
New Zealand v India at Wellington - Feb 14-18, 2014
Match drawn
New Zealand v India at Auckland - Feb 6-9, 2014
New Zealand won by 40 runs
NZ XI v Indians at Whangarei - Feb 2-3, 2014
Match drawn
New Zealand v India at Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
New Zealand won by 87 runs
New Zealand v India at Hamilton - Jan 28, 2014
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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