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Shane Watson      

Full name Shane Robert Watson

Born June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 34 years 75 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 188 167 27 5712 185* 40.80 6316 90.43 9 33 569 129 63 0
T20Is 48 46 3 1156 81 26.88 803 143.96 0 10 88 69 15 0
First-class 137 241 19 9451 203* 42.57 20 54 109 0
List A 258 234 35 7738 185* 38.88 8951 86.44 11 45 85 0
Twenty20 153 147 17 4099 104* 31.53 2918 140.47 2 27 375 204 44 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 188 162 6418 5303 166 4/36 4/36 31.94 4.95 38.6 3 0 0
T20Is 48 40 756 958 39 4/15 4/15 24.56 7.60 19.3 1 0 0
First-class 137 12164 6294 210 7/69 29.97 3.10 57.9 7 1
List A 258 8358 7024 211 4/36 4/36 33.28 5.04 39.6 3 0 0
Twenty20 153 126 2465 3080 121 4/15 4/15 25.45 7.49 20.3 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 Ireland v Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 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 Northamptonshire v Australians at Northampton, Aug 14-16, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Ireland v Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Pune, May 20, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
0/32, 10 Royals v RCB Pune 20 May 2015 T20
104*, 2/38 Royals v KKR Mumbai (BS) 16 May 2015 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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Aug 27, 2015

Shane Watson ended unbeaten on 26, Ireland v Australia, Only ODI, Stormont, August 27, 2015

Shane Watson ended unbeaten on 26

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Aug 16, 2015

Shane Watson was trapped lbw, Northamptonshire v Australians, Tour match, Northampton, 3rd day, August 16, 2015

Shane Watson was trapped lbw

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Jul 23, 2015

Shane Watson clubbed a rapid fifty, Derbyshire v Australians, Tour match, Derby, 1st day, July 23, 2015

Shane Watson clubbed a rapid fifty

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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
South Africa v England at Johannesburg - Jan 14-17, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 74 runs
South Africa v England at Cape Town - Jan 3-7, 2010
Match drawn
South Africa v England at Durban - Dec 26-30, 2009
England won by an innings and 98 runs
South Africa v England at Centurion - Dec 16-20, 2009
Match drawn
SAf Invit XI v England XI at East London - Dec 11-12, 2009
Match drawn
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