Shane Watson      

Full name Shane Robert Watson

Born June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 34 years 21 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 58 107 3 3682 176 35.40 6979 52.75 4 24 475 31 43 0
ODIs 187 166 26 5686 185* 40.61 6291 90.38 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 134 237 19 9321 203* 42.75 20 53 106 0
List A 257 233 34 7712 185* 38.75 8926 86.39 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 58 91 5417 2479 75 6/33 6/51 33.05 2.74 72.2 1 3 0
ODIs 187 161 6406 5291 166 4/36 4/36 31.87 4.95 38.5 3 0 0
T20Is 48 40 756 958 39 4/15 4/15 24.56 7.60 19.3 1 0 0
First-class 134 11918 6163 209 7/69 29.48 3.10 57.0 7 1
List A 257 8346 7012 211 4/36 4/36 33.23 5.04 39.5 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 West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Jun 11-14, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 24, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 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 Essex v Australians at Chelmsford, Jul 1-4, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 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
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
0/19, 28 Royals v Super Kings Chennai 10 May 2015 T20
2/36, 12 Royals v Sunrisers Mumbai (BS) 7 May 2015 T20
21, 1/25 Royals v Daredevils Mumbai (BS) 3 May 2015 T20
0/36, 28 Royals v Mum Indians Mumbai 1 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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Jul 6, 2015

Side by side: Mitchell Marsh and Shane Watson net together, but who will get the nod?, Cardiff, July 6, 2015

Side by side: Mitchell Marsh and Shane Watson net together, but who will get the nod?

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Jul 6, 2015

Shane Watson faces a challenge for his spot from Mitchell Marsh, Cardiff, July 6, 2015

Shane Watson faces a challenge for his spot from Mitchell Marsh

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Jul 6, 2015

Shane Watson pulls in the nets, Cardiff, July 6, 2015

Shane Watson pulls in the nets

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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

Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2014
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 31, 2014
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Hobart - Jan 29, 2014
Australia won by 13 runs
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