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The Ashes 2013-14

Watson batting for the team - Clarke

Dec 19, 2013: Michael Clarke epitomised the new unity that characterised the team's rapid advance to a 3-0 margin over England by expressing his satisfaction about Shane Watson's team-oriented century in the third innings at the WACA ground.

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day

Watson revels in freedom to attack

Dec 16, 2013: Shane Watson described his freewheeling hundred against England in Perth as the most fun he had ever had in a Test match

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Mature innings that means something from Smith

Dec 13, 2013: Steve Smith's innings at the WACA was patient and significant, and showed how far he has come.

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Clarke grins and bears it, again

Dec 5, 2013: As Australia's top-order batsmen squandered their starts, the job of ensuring a score the situation merited was once more left to Michael Clarke

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Rare unchanged team for Clarke

Dec 4, 2013: Australia's captain Michael Clarke named an unchanged team for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, the first time he has been able to do so since the corresponding match last summer against South Africa

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Watson takes greater responsibility

Dec 3, 2013: Australia's No. 3 batsman Shane Watson freely admits he will need to carry a far greater burden in Adelaide, both as a top order runmaker and also a change bowler, on what is shaping to be an exceedingly dry and unhelpful surface for the fast men

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

The Ashes 2013-14

Rogers, Watson seek substance

Dec 1, 2013: Chris Rogers and Shane Watson, critical components of the Australia batting order, struggled for effect at the Gabba, and are seeking more substantial showings in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Australia strangers in their own land

Nov 21, 2013: There was a remarkable role reversal on day one at the Gabba as Australia resembled the tentative under-prepared team that is usually the tourists

Daniel Brettig in Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

No magic cave for Australia

Nov 21, 2013: Australia were billed as a different side to three months ago but emerged as the same flawed team with a penchant for self-sabotage

Jarrod Kimber in Brisbane

Australia news

Watson calls for balanced schedule

Nov 18, 2013: Shane Watson has called for a greater sense of scheduling balance in the Australian summer, arguing the game down under will suffer if it continues to push the Twenty20 Big Bash League

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Watson returns to bowling crease

Nov 18, 2013: Shane Watson considers himself a strong chance of resuming at the bowling crease during the first Ashes Test, the major question a matter of when

Daniel Brettig

The Watson and Johnson question marks

Nov 17, 2013: If the two won't be fit and ready for the Ashes, how will Australia's selectors spread the bowling load and boost the batting?

Ian Chappell

The Ashes 2013-14

McDermott won't rush Watson into bowling

Nov 16, 2013: Craig McDermott, Australia's fast bowling coach, does not expect Shane Watson to be ready to bowl during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane as he recovers from a hamstring strain

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Watson joins ACA executive

Nov 14, 2013: Shane Watson has replaced his former opening partner Simon Katich on the executive committee of the Australian Cricketers Association

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Watson not yet ruled out of Gabba Test

Nov 6, 2013: Shane Watson may yet play in the opening Ashes Test after scans showed his hamstring injury was only a low-grade strain, but his chances depend on how he responds to "intense treatment and rehabilitation" over the coming days

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 7th ODI, Bangalore

Injury scare for Shane Watson

Nov 2, 2013: Shane Watson has sent a major scare through Australia's Ashes planners only 19 days away from the first Test in Brisbane by pulling up with a hamstring injury during the final ODI against India in Bangalore

Daniel Brettig

India vs Australia, 6th ODI, Nagpur

Kohli fastest to 17 ODI tons

Oct 30, 2013: Statistical highlights from the sixth ODI between India and Australia in Nagpur, another high-scoring run chase

S Rajesh and Shiva Jayaraman

Australia in India 2013-14

Australia turn to Watson's experience for tips

Oct 8, 2013: Adam Voges has said that Australia's players will be keenly listening to Shane Watson's tips given the latter's experience of playing in India

Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai

England v Australia, 5th NatWest ODI, Ageas Bowl

Watson leads Australia to winning finish

Sep 16, 2013: Shane Watson saved his best until last to enable Australia to end their almost four-month stay in England with silverware as they wrapped up the NatWest Series

The Report by Andrew McGlashan at the Ageas Bowl

What's up with Watto?

Sep 16, 2013: Pilloried for much of the summer before playing a quite brilliant innings at its conclusion, Shane Watson had a funny old Ashes series

Geoff Lemon
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