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England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Mohammad Amir is unlucky, but was he really that good before his ban?

Jun 2, 2018: He has now played more Tests since the break in his career than before, but his reputation is largely formed on one season when even Shane Watson was a handful

Jarrod Kimber

Was Shane Watson's century the first in an IPL final?

May 29, 2018: And have Pakistan won at Lord's more than they have lost?

Steven Lynch

IPL 2018

Rayudu, Watson's most prolific IPL seasons

May 28, 2018: The two batsmen and their captain MS Dhoni hit 99 of the 145 sixes CSK smashed in IPL 2018

Bharath Seervi

CSK v Sunrisers, IPL 2018, final, Mumbai

The Watson sponge, the Watson bludgeon

May 28, 2018: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan were Sunrisers' two biggest threats on the night of the IPL final. Shane Watson saw them off and waded into the rest of their attack, validating CSK's faith in his experience and know-how

Vishal Dikshit in Mumbai

Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018 final, Mumbai

From tuk tuk to boom boom: how Watson won it for CSK

May 27, 2018: The first ten balls the opener faced were all dots. He then powered to 117 off his next 47 balls to make short work of a 179 chase

Deivarayan Muthu

Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL final, Mumbai

Shane Watson the hero as CSK claim third IPL crown

May 27, 2018: Finally, the IPL trophy has come back to its spiritual home, Chennai. The city's franchise did run into rough waters but it still boasts the best IPL crowds and the most consistent team

The Report by Sidharth Monga

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018, Pune

Watson, the quiet marauder

Apr 21, 2018: The allrounder from Australia doesn't have the spectacle or cult-hero status of a Gayle or Dhoni. But he can more than match their exploits with bat in hand

Nagraj Gollapudi in Pune

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018, Pune

Watson sizzles in familiar role

Apr 20, 2018: After a poor 2017, Watson has done well to raise his game and show he's still got it

Varun Shetty

IPL 2018

Talking Points: When will Royals play Rahul Tripathi in the Powerplay?

Apr 20, 2018: Chennai Super Kings, meanwhile, found a solo hero for the third time in four matches

Sidharth Monga

How slow can CSK keep starting before it hurts them?

Apr 19, 2018: Their batsmen aren't exactly explosive off the first ten deliveries they face. It hasn't hurt them yet this season, but can that last?

Jarrod Kimber

PSL 2018

In the PSL, age is just a number

Mar 26, 2018: T20 icons, old warhorses and emerging superstars - all feature in ESPNcricinfo's team of the tournament

Sreshth Shah

Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, PSL 2018, Dubai

Sarfraz, Watson shepherd Quetta home in final-over win

Mar 10, 2018: An all-round show from Shane Watson, coupled with a patient kock from Sarfraz Ahmed took Quetta Gladiators to another win in the PSL

The Report by Danyal Rasool

Karachi KIngs v Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2018, Dubai

Watson's 90* propels Quetta to second place

Mar 8, 2018: After conceding 180, Karachi put up a listless batting performance to go down by 67 runs - the heaviest margin of defeat in PSL history

The Report by Danyal Rasool

Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2018, Dubai

Watson, Archer lead nine-wicket rout of Lahore

Feb 24, 2018: Lahore Qalandars whimpered to 119 against Quetta Gladiators, who in turn waltzed to their target with nine wickets and six overs to spare

Danyal Rasool

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder, BBL 2017-18, Brisbane

Lynn, Ross lead Heat home with a ball to spare

Dec 27, 2017: Chris Lynn returned to action with a sparkling nine-ball cameo that ignited a successful chase at the Gabba

Alex Malcolm

Bangladesh Premier League 2017

Dhaka Dynamites' problem of plenty

Oct 30, 2017: The defending champions have so many match-winners - Shahid Afridi, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kumar Sangakkara, Shane Watson - that their biggest problem might be figuring out their strongest XI

Mohammad Isam

Australia news

Players press Sutherland to intervene in pay dispute

Jun 27, 2017: Australia players have urged their CEO James Sutherland to play a key role in negotiations of the ongoing pay dispute even as the June 30 deadline looms

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Give internationals context before public gets 'fed up' - Watson

May 14, 2017: Shane Watson has spoken strongly of the need to provide more context to international cricket, for the fan and the player to retain interest in it in the long run

Alagappan Muthu in Bangalore

IPL 2017

This year has been my worst IPL - Watson

May 10, 2017: The Royal Challengers Bangalore allrounder wants the team to win its final game against Delhi Daredevils, in a bid to give their fans something to cheer about

Alagappan Muthu

IPL 2017 news

India comeback has helped me play more freely - Yuvraj

Apr 6, 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner, too, praised Yuvraj Singh, saying if Yuvraj repeated his effort "five or six times" then the defending champions could go a very long way in the IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff
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