2012 Review

Shane Watson      

Full name Shane Robert Watson

Born June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 33 years 283 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 56 105 3 3646 176 35.74 6893 52.89 4 24 469 31 42 0
ODIs 186 165 25 5684 185* 40.60 6286 90.42 9 33 568 128 63 0
T20Is 48 46 3 1156 81 26.88 803 143.96 0 10 88 69 15 0
First-class 130 231 19 9125 203* 43.04 20 51 104 0
List A 256 232 33 7710 185* 38.74 8921 86.42 11 45 85 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 56 87 5321 2449 74 6/33 6/51 33.09 2.76 71.9 1 3 0
ODIs 186 160 6382 5268 166 4/36 4/36 31.73 4.95 38.4 3 0 0
T20Is 48 40 756 958 39 4/15 4/15 24.56 7.60 19.3 1 0 0
First-class 130 11750 6101 208 7/69 29.33 3.11 56.4 7 1
List A 256 8322 6989 211 4/36 4/36 33.12 5.03 39.4 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 Sydney, Jan 6-10, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 24, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sydney, Mar 26, 2015 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 Sydney, Jan 6-10, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Australia v India at Sydney, Mar 26, 2015 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
28, 0/29 Australia v India Sydney 26 Mar 2015 ODI # 3645
0/17, 64* Australia v Pakistan Adelaide 20 Mar 2015 ODI # 3642
1/18, 24 Australia v Scotland Hobart 14 Mar 2015 ODI # 3637
67, 1/71 Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney 8 Mar 2015 ODI # 3629
23 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 28 Feb 2015 ODI # 3617
0, 0/13 Australia v England Melbourne 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3600
34, 1/8 Australia v U.A.E. Melbourne 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
22, 0/21 Australia v India Adelaide 8 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/33, 41 Australia v India Melbourne 18 Jan 2015 ODI # 3582
0/23, 16 Australia v England Sydney 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3578
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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Mar 26, 2015

Shane Watson strokes one through the off side, Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney, March 26, 2015

Shane Watson strokes one through the off side

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Mar 20, 2015

Shane Watson lines up to hit the ball, Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final, Adelaide, March 20, 2015

Shane Watson lines up to hit the ball

© AFP

Mar 20, 2015

Shane Watson pulls in front of square, Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final, Adelaide, March 20, 2015

Shane Watson pulls in front of square

© Associated Press

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

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